FEI Bureau Hears United Arab Emirates Endurance Proposals

The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the national federation due to horse welfare and other issues in endurance.
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On June 9 the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau welcomed a series of proposals for endurance reform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but agreed unanimously that the UAE national federation needs to provide further information before the bureau can consider lifting the provisional suspension.

The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the UAE national federation in March of this year following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI rules and regulations in endurance.

The bureau gave a clear mandate to FEI Secretary General Sabrina Zeender to work with the relevant departments at the FEI headquarters and seek additional feedback from FEI bureau members, before requesting more concrete details on the proposals from the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF). The proposals were contained in a 10-page document, which was sent to the FEI Secretary General Sabrina Zeender on June 5

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