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Pivotal Opening Round at LA BAULE as FEI Nations Cup™ 2012 paves way to London Olympic Games

By Louise Parkes-Lausanne (SUI), 8 May 2012: Pivotal Opening, As the FEI Nations Cup™ celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012, the world-class series will have an extra edge in the lead-up to this summer’s London Olympic Games. Chefs d’Equipe and trainers will use this most testing team Jumping tournament to view the

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FEI List Group to add GABA and Hydroxy-GABA to Prohibited List

Lausanne (SUI), May 07, 2012: The FEI has warned its member National Federations against the use of Gamma amino butyric acid and Hydroxy-gamma butyric acid, following advice from the FEI List Group. The warning has been issued outside the List Group’s usual annual review process. National Federations were advised in an email

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FEI NATIONS CUP™ Promotional League 2012

Lausanne (SUI), May 05, 2012: Lummen in Belgium played host to the opening leg of the 2012 FEI Nations Cup™ Promotional League European series today (4 May), and it was the Italian team who came out on top in the tough 14-nation contest. A total of nine countries went through to the

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Healthy Debate at Eventing Round Table during Sports Forum

Healthy Debate, The difference between CCI and CIC competitions, qualifications and rider licences, were the key topics discussed by more than 80 delegates at the Eventing Round Table, one of two Round Table sessions held today as the final element of the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI). The Eventing Round Table

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Inaugural FEI Sports forum declared a Huge Success

Lausanne (SUI), May 01, 2012: The inaugural FEI Sports Forum opened in Lausanne (SUI) on 30 April in the presence of more than 280 delegates representing 39 National Federations (NFs), Event Organisers, International Riders, Owners and Organisers Clubs, members of the FEI Technical Committees, veterinarians, sponsors, and media. “This day marks a

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Saudi Equestrian fund to finance FEI Nations Cup™ Face-Lift

Lausanne (SUI), April 30, 2012: FEI President, HRH Princess Haya, announced today that the Saudi Equestrian Fund will finance the revitalisation of the FEI Nations Cup™ series. Announcing the agreement at the opening of the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI) today, Princess Haya informed delegates that the Saudi Equestrian Fund will

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HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012: Fox-Pitt clocks another Kentucky victory

(By Kate Green) – Lausanne (SUI), April 29, 2012: HSBC FEI Classics, William Fox-Pitt (GBR) won his 11th CCI4* and yet another prized Rolex watch when he held his nerve in the tense final minutes of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA) presented by Bridgestone, the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™.

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HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012: The season resumes with record entries at Kentucky

Lausanne (SUI), 24 April 2012: Great anticipation surrounds the resumption of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2012 season, with record entries for the third leg, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA) presented by Bridgestone this week (26-29 April). With CCI4* competitions having taken place in France and, for the first time Australia, the

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IN MEMORIAM: HOLGER SCHMEZER (GER)

Lausanne (SUI), April 22, 2012: Holger Schmezer, national coach of the German Dressage team since 2001, passed away suddenly in the Netherlands last night. The 65-year-old was found in his hotel room in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, venue of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2012, to which he had travelled with the

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Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final 2011/2012

By Louise Parkes, April 20, 2012: The oldest horse in the competition, the 16-year-old Irish-bred Flexible, won the first leg of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Final 2011/2012 for America’s Rich Fellers at the Brabanthalle in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands tonight. Living up to his name, the stallion’s super-tight turn to the double