Horse Abuse

Cesar Parra Suspended for Horse Abuse Allegations

Horse Sport reported on February 5, 2024 that Olympian Cesar Parra, a member of the U.S. dressage team at the 2011 Pan Am Games, has been provisionally suspended by the FEI following the emergence of videos depicting abusive training practices, including whipping horses, use of

Bans Upheld by CAS for Pair Found Using Hind Boots Rigged with Nails

Horse & Hound published Becky Murray’s article entitled “Court upholds bans for pair that abused horse by using hind boots containing nails” on July 7, 2022. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) recently upheld a decision of the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal. CAS

CAS Overturns the FEI Endurance Horse Abuse Case

The following article entitled "FEI Endurance Horse Abuse Case Overturned" was written by Christa Christa Lesté-Lasserre and posted on "the Horse - Your Guide to Equine Health Care" on May 7, 2021. Of particular note are the statements of Roly Owers, CEO of World Horse

Andrew Kocher Suspended for 10 Years in Horse Abuse Case

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) issued the following media update on April 22, 2021 on Andrew Kocher's suspension of 10 years for using electric spurs on horses. The FEI Tribunal has suspended US Jumping athlete Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualified him from eight events between June

Record 20 Year Suspension Imposed in Fatal Horse Abuse Case

The following article entitled, "Strongest Sanctions in FEI history imposed in fatal Endurance case" was published on June 9, 2020 on The final decision can be found here. Sh Abdul Aziz Bin Faisal Al Qasimi has appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration

Endurance riding

FEI Suspends UAE Endurance Rider

Kieran Paulson’s article called, FEI Suspends UAE Endurance Rider was published on March 7, 2019. Her article discusses the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal’s finding after the British journalist Pippa Cuckson lodged a protest for horse abuse against Ali Mohammed Ali Al Hosani for striking

Cruelty to Animals is the 8th Deadly Sin!

I will never understand how anyone can inflict pain and suffering or commit deliberate violence on a defenceless animal. Lately there has been several high profile dog abuse cases reported in the news, which got me thinking about and then researching cases involving horses. I