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Children’s Park and TV Studios in Bahrain Vet Gate!
Strange endurance atmosphere in the FIELD OF PLAY

The benevolence to my friends and the law to my enemies

Plutarco Elías Calles was a Mexican general and politician. He is credited with the statement: “Todo el apoyo y la comprensión a mis amigos y todo el peso de la ley a mis enemigos”. It means: “All the support and understanding to my friends and the full weight of the law to my enemies” in Spanish.

Fully in accordance with this policy, the FEI is benevolent to the one organizer and very strict to another organizer.

Today we got the news about the Endurance competition in Bahrain that was previously postponed due to severe storm.

Pictures from the venue show a little bit chaotic situation.

TV studios & Children Park in the grooming area and Vet Gate area in Bahrain Ride for the pre-ride inspection.

Unfortunately, the Vet Gate in Bahrain was full of TV Channel units and crew members with their equipment and flooded by children park units covering the whole of the field of play.

Please read the blog here.

DISGUSTING ENDURANCE
A kinder zone inside grooming area!!!! I love children, but this is not kindergarten, this is a serious FEI competition!

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Camera crane is disturbing horses during pre-ride inspection. Why does ground jury ignore this?

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Television studios right in front of vet gate. One TV channel studio just at the vet exit.

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One horse was scared of the camera and horse almost went crazy!! Is this the so called Horse welfare?

ENDURANCE RULES Updated 9th Edition, effective 1 January 2017

800.1 Endurance Riding is a Competition to test the Athlete’s ability to safely manage the stamina and fitness of the Horse over an endurance course in a Competition against the track, the distance, the climate, the terrain and the clock.

800.1.1 The most important responsibility of the Technical Delegate, Ground Jury, Stewards, Veterinary Commission, Chef d’Equipe, Team Veterinarian, Trainer and Grooms and the absolute responsibility of the Athlete is to ensure the health and welfare of the Horse by diligent application of their skill together with a caring, knowledgeable attitude by the Athlete.

SPECIAL ENDURANCE RULES APPLICALBE TO GROUP VII REGION ONLY

FEI Endurance Director Manuel De Mello is good at implementing special rules to safeguard the welfare of horses in the Group VII region.

One special rule:

800.1 Endurance Riding is a Competition to test the TV CAMERAMAN’S ability to miraculously manage the stamina and fitness of the Camera crew over an endurance HORSE in a Competition IGNORING the RULES, the ETIQUETTE, the climate, the RIDER and KEEPING the PEOPLE SCARY OF WHAT THEY ARE TELECASTING TO ENHANCE THE CHANNEL RATING.

AGAIN, THIS IS APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN LOCAL TV CHANNELS WHO TELECAST LIVE ENDURANCE RIDES IN GROUP VII COUNTRIES.

If you see some of their live telecast, you do not need any officials – because they are veterinary experts and ground jury to examine the rules and interpret the rules.

The FEI against TV channels interrupting the field of play

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This is the letter from FEI written to Group VII Federations raising several concerns against the local TV channels interrupting the sport and entering the field of play and decision makers in the sport of endurance.

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Where are all the officials? OR RATHER WHO ARE THE OFFICIALS?

Let’s take a closer look for this event.

Chief steward is in sandals and without official bib – crazy!

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Where is the FEI Technical Delegate or shortly TD?

What is the role of TD in endurance? Does he know that?

First of all, who is this TD? So-called TD is Mr. Mohammed Abdulla DADULLA from Bahrain.

The President of Ground Jury is Mr. Mahdi Hasan AL KALAITI from Bahrain.

A special note about Foreign Veterinary Delegate.

THERE IS A PERMANENT CONTRACT – NO VACANCY FOR OTHER FOREIGN VETS IN BAHRAIN, because the one and only veterinary delegate in Bahrain rides is Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim AL HAMMAD from Saudi Arabia.

Can the FEI state his credibility?

Lot of complaints lodged against this vet from different events to the FEI.

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So-called “Codex for FEI Endurance Officials” (See Article 824.8 of the FEI Endurance Rules) emphasizes the Conflict of Interest: employees of Equestrian Federations cannot act as an FEI Endurance Official at the FEI Events organized through that Federation.

How can the FEI explain that Mr. Haider ZUBI who is Executive Manager at Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation, regularly acts as member of Ground Jury in many FEI competitions in Bahrain, including this competition? It is violation of Codex for FEI Endurance Officials.

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What is the answer you can expect from the FEI ?

Last updated on March 7, 2017: Suddenly the source post on Facebook has been blocked. We uploaded the saved video to YouTube.

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