Enduring Attrition

Following on from Monday’s blog about the sorry state of a horse competing at Compiègne, here’s a rough breakdown of the completions versus non completions for the two International competitions. 2* 121 starters 60 completed 61 non-completions 29 of the non-completions were lame: 15 of those were Middle East, 8 were French Just over 50% FAILED to complete, and almost half of those...
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Enduring Abuse

                    There’s yet more disturbing news coming out of the world of International Endurance. On May 23, an emaciated horse was passed fit to compete at the initial vet check. SHAKLA’S SUDDEN IMPACT, ridden by RAED MAHMOOD, was competing from the stables of the ROYAL ENDURANCE TEAM of BAHRAIN. This photo understandably...
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