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Re: [RC] [RC] FEI influence in other horse sport - Maryanne Gabbani

Part of what is the problem has less to do with the issues of jumps, distances and speeds than it does with the issue of  conflict of interest. The FEI is funded from the fees collected at FEI events and by a portion of the prize money given at FEI events. It is therefore in the self-preservation interest of the corporate body of FEI to have big exciting televisable events so that there will be more money from corporate sponsorships and from the sale of  television rights. This interest has not proven to be compatible with the interest of the safety of horses and riders in eventing. Endurance is luckier. When the FEI makes mistakes in endurance, it's mostly just the horses who die.


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:16 AM, Beth Walker <bwalker2@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't know much about eventing, other than horses jump really big, solid jumps ... so:  what is the "classic" format, as opposed to the current FEI format?

I'm just wondering if eventing has the same issue as talked about here for endurance ... what is practiced at the "local" level and what is "FEI" are rather different beasts.

On May 14, 2008, at 4:38 PM, Chris Kaznowski wrote:

.... " I see no way back to the classic format, because the FEI is often in error but never in doubt, and the FEI makes the rules."


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