FEI: Sapphire's Disqualification for Protection, Not Punishment

The disqualification of Sapphire at the FEI World Cup Final in Geneva based on findings of hypersensitivity is not intended to punish but to protect, according to officials of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).

The 14-year-old Belgian warmblood mare, equine partner to two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward (USA), is perfectly sound, has no pain, and re

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