Author Archive for Neil Clarkson

The HM King Hussein I Building, FEI headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Changes afoot in Baku with the FEI’s Famous Five

Presidential candidates on common ground over need for equestrian sport makeover.

FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos
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Horse sports must adapt to the modern media age, says FEI presidential candidate

Ingmar De Vos talks of the courage needed to explore format changes.

Javier Revuelta del Peral
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Spanish contender withdraws from FEI presidential race

Javier Revuelta del Peral cites a series of concerns over election process.

FEI presidential hopeful says competitions need a revamp
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FEI presidential hopeful says competitions need a revamp

Pierre Genecand: We need new formulas to lift media interest.

The distribution of Culicoides imicola, with the dots indicating confirmed occurences. The graphics provides a legend of land classification. The cross-hatched areas are zones of inhospitable habitat - the Adriatic Sea, Sahara Desert and Red Sea which separating the three model-fitting zones.
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African horse sickness: Where are midges that can carry the disease likely to spread?

Midges could even spread as far as warmer parts of New Zealand.

Faecal bacteria monitored during feed transition study
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Faecal bacteria monitored during feed transition study

Rapid microbial transition seen after change from commercial forage-based feed to pasture.

Melbourne Cup deaths: Most of the debate seems to miss the point
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Melbourne Cup deaths: Most of the debate seems to miss the point

Racing writers again miss the key issues in defending the industry.

Wild horses in the Owyhee management area.
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How many horses are there in the United States?

The answer is far from straightforward.

Bill Gates. Photo: Simon Davis/DFID
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Bill Gates buys California equestrian estate for $US18m

Gates purchases 228-acre property off weight loss guru Jenny Craig.

Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals
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Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

Scientists identify six key factors, the main one being cold extremities.

Preparing a foaling kit - are you ready?
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Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

Foaling is usually an explosive process. Here’s what you need on hand to be ready.

Lots of tow: is Toyota's VX Limited Landcruiser the best towing vehicle out there?
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What’s the best second-hand vehicle for towing a horse trailer?

There are plenty of options, but which is the ultimate towing vehicle?

The FEI presidency: Let the race begin
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The FEI presidency: Let the race begin

How is this six-horse race likely to unfold?

An adult free-roaming horse during collar deployment. "A" shows a breakaway device constructed of rubber tubing. "B" is a breakaway device which operates on a pre-programmed time-release.
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Tracking collars safe for monitoring wild horses – researchers

Collars cited as useful tool for monitoring horses without health risk.

Danny, his skin glistening in the sun after an iodine wash and having the manure scrubbed off his legs, enjoys a little grass on his second day in foster care.
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The stallion who came in from the cold

A tale of neglect and two lives drawn together.

British lawyer Jeremy Dickerson, who successfully defended Kiwi eventer Jock Paget against a doping charge, believes the FEI needs to take a more flexible approach in such cases.
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Bar set too high in FEI doping cases, lawyer believes

British lawyer Jeremy Dickerson, who successfully defended Jock Paget, argues for change.

WEG Endurance: A tough day at the office
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WEG Endurance: A tough day at the office

What are we to make of only 38 finishers?

John McEwen
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Fourth European enters race for FEI presidency

Britain’s John McEwen talks of ongoing evolution in horse sport, but promises steady course.

Pierre Durand and Jappeluop at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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FEI presidency: Three Europeans chase role

Former Olympic gold medalist among those seeking the role.

Does your horse really want to be rugged?
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Does your horse really want to be rugged?

Novel Norwegian experiment puts the question to 23 horses.

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