Hidden fractures in Bahrain King’s Cup Endurance Ride

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On March 4, 2017 the HM The King’s Cup Endurance ride was held in Bahrain.

Results of this event on the FEI website show no Catastrophic Injuries:
https://data.fei.org/Result/ResultList.aspx?p=2882B57E9CB3DA57666F0CEEC1EB0145D1281BB1ABC2989EBF65A25D9D20E08E

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And now please watch the footage from this endurance ride, you can see the obvious horse fracture:

Foreign Vet Delegate is the person responsible for reporting to the FEI about all injuries during the ride.

Can the FEI give an answer why Foreign Vet Delegate of this event Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim AL HAMMAD (KSA) hides the horse fracture that you can see in the footage?

Something strange happening in Bahrain Endurance Rides…

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First of all, did you ever hear about horse deaths in Bahrain Endurance Rides?

Officially, there is only ONE horse fatality in FEI Endurance rides in Bahrain for past many years. Horse RAZORBACK MEXI died in 2013 at CEI1* 80 km.

Good for Bahrain. And too good to be true.

Last Endurance event in Bahrain – The King’s Cup also has no Catastrophic Injuries in official results.
For CEI2* 120 km there were 37 participants and 22 of them were eliminated.
6 horses were eliminated with FTC mark – Failed To Complete.
No one of 22 eliminated horses has date of death in FEI database. But…

We found out that some horses broke their legs at King’s Cup.

So, the horse with fractured leg obviously should be marked with CI mark – Catastrophic Injury in the results. But that did not happen! Why?
No mention about a horse with fractured leg! Why?
Why Foreign Vet Delegate did not report to the FEI about this fracture? Why?

When a horse breaks its leg in the other countries, you call it CI. When a horse breaks its leg in Bahrain, they call it FTC.

Image credits: endurance-world.com
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This picture is from The Bahrain King’s Cup Endurance Ride on 4 March 2017.

After this awful video we can understand FTC as Fated To Conceal.

We want to ask the Foreign Veterinary Delegate of the Bahrain King’s Cup Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim AL HAMMAD (KSA) – why? Why do you not show the truth in the reports and results?

If you don’t show the fractured leg in the results of the King’s Cup, then how many other endurance events have had horses with fractured legs that you didn’t mention in the reports and results?

How many horses have really died in Bahrain Endurance rides without mention in the official results?

Look the results of Endurance events in Bahrain for last 3 years.

There were 20 events in total up to 2017.
Started 1237 horses and ZERO CI (catastrophic injuries).
There were 32 horses with FTC in the results that possibly may hide some fatalities.
Also 11 horses were disqualified for ineligible qualification results.

IMPORTANT!!! There was only 1 veterinarian who has officiated on all 20 events. It is Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim AL HAMMAD (KSA). He has officiated 11 times as Foreign Vet Delegate, 5 times as President of Vet Commission and 4 times as member of Vet Commission. Strange, isn’t it!?

Permanently contracted FEI Foreign Vet Delegate for Bahrain Events
Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim AL HAMMAD (KSA)

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Foreign Vet Delegate is the person responsible for reporting to the FEI about all injuries during the ride.
So, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim AL HAMMAD is personally responsible for reporting to the FEI about horses with broken legs.

Just wonder if he did it for this ride.
And how many other injuries that could happen did he conceal during other rides?

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We demand an investigation from the FEI

FEI General Regulations state as follows:
GRs Article 142.2: “Any person witnessing an Abuse must report it in the form of a Protest (Article 163) without any delay. If an Abuse is witnessed during or in direct connection with an Event, it should be reported as a Protest (Article 163) to an Official. If the Abuse is witnessed at any other time it should be reported as a Protest (Article 163) to the Secretary General for referral to the FEI Tribunal.”
GRs Article 163.2: (…) Protests for abuse of Horses may be lodged by any person or body.”

We send this video and our questions to the FEI Secretary General and Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira De Mello, and we hope to hear an official answer from the FEI very soon.

Also we send this article to all 134 National Federations of the FEI.

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