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Re: [RC] Regarding the Mongol Derby - Barbara Mc - Beverley H. Kane, MD

Barbara et al,

Everyone with an opinion is "in on this."

I gather from the letter below that the FEI does "not support" the Derby
while the UAE intends to support it (or at least the horses) by providing
"elite level Veterinary Support."


On 7/28/09 10:08 AM, "Barbara McCrary" <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

How did the UAE get in on this, and what right do they have to "not support"
the Mongol Derby?  I didn't realize they had any connection at all to the
Derby.  Would someone enlighten me?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Beverley H. Kane, MD" <sensei@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "RideCamp List" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <treelesssaddles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Regarding the Mongol Derby - Kat/Terry/FEI Position

"Dear CuChullaine,

I refer to my email of the 22nd July 2009 and as promised I can now provide
you with a further update.

I confirm that the FEI's position remains unchanged and the FEI does not
'support the event' but is supportive of any actions that might be taken to
support the welfare of those horses that may be involved with this
particular event.

The FEI's position is as follows:

The FEI confirms  that we have held a meeting with the organising company of
the Mongol Derby to obtain specific detailed information, at the request of
the UAE, with regard to the horses being used and the equine  support being
provided for the event from within Mongolia.

That information has now been passed to the UAE who have expressed the wish
to provide elite level Veterinary Support, both in terms of equipment and
experienced personnel, to the organisers through the Mongolian Government
both pre, during and post event.

As confirmed already by  the FEI , the Mongol Derby is not an FEI recognised
event and does not come under the remit or control of the FEI as the
Governing body for International Equestrian sport.

The FEI continues to work with organisations towards achieving the highest
welfare support for all horses.'

Kind Regards,


Ian Williams
Non-Olympic Sports
Fédération Equestre Internationale
Av de Rumine 37
1005 Lausanne
t +41 21 310 47 47
f +41 21 310 47 60
e Ian.williams@xxxxxxx

Beverley Kane, MD
Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning & Therapy
Woodside, CA

The Manual of Medicine and Horsemanship--
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Re: [RC] Regarding the Mongol Derby - Kat/Terry/FEI Position, Barbara McCrary