Fran Jurga's Discover London Olympics site reports that two Saudi Arabian showjumpers have had their bans reduced in time for them to compete in London at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Khaled Abdullaziz Al Eid and Abdullah Waleed Sharbatly appealed an 80-day FEI ban after they were found guilty of illegal medication for their horses; the ban was reduced.
Should international sport horses flying between countries for competition be given a separate set of health regulations? The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has been campaigning for a new classification system for several years. At the 80th General Session of the World Assembly of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE), the FEI's campaign moved forward.