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After the introduction of (BS)EN 1384 in 1996, some 15% of all equestrian injuries were to the head and face, a drop from the 33% prior to the standard.
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British horse-riding helmet standard withdrawn

Helmets currently on the market not affected by withdrawal of (BS)EN1384 standard.

A man catches a domestic Mongolian horse in Khomiin Tal, Mongolia.
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Domestication came at a cost  to horses, say researchers

Domestication over millennia has boosted accumulation of harmful mutations.

Notes from the FEI's General Assembly
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Notes from the FEI’s General Assembly

FEI Bureau gets down to business with decisions to move horse sport into 2015.

Princess Haya: Her departure in December has set up an intriguing contest for the presidency.
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The rocking-chair moment when Princess Haya decided the fate of her presidency

“I knew beyond any doubt that I would not be the next FEI president.”

World Horse Welfare chief executive Roly Owers
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Good welfare crucial to success of horse sport – charity boss

“We need to listen to and consider new ideas, not reject them out of hand.”

Newly elected FEI President Ingmar de Vos addresses the FEI General Assembly in Baku following his win over three other candidates. Outgoing president, Princess Haya, is at far right of the picture.
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Ingmar De Vos sweeps to win in FEI presidential election

Belgium candidate won two-third majority needed in first voting round.

Charlotte Shepherd has provided Star with a loving new home. The pair are pictured with World Horse Welfare field officer Nick White. Photos: World Horse Welfare
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Star gets a loving home: “He’s my little superstar”

Bright future for Star after his recovery from terrible halter injury.

America's main quarter horse organisation is clamping down on clenbuterol use in racing. Photo: AQHA
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AQHA clamps down on clenbuterol use

“We owe it to fans, our horsemen, and for the safety and welfare of horses.”

7th: Izzy Taylor and KBIS Briarlands Matilda (GBR).
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British mares lead world eventing rankings

Half of horses in competing mares table British bred, including top two.

European Union ban threatens US horse slaughter pipeline
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European Union ban threatens US horse slaughter pipeline

How will the EU Mexico ban affect the trade in US horses?

NZ among best countries for animal protection
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NZ among best countries for animal protection

New Zealand included in ‘A’ ranked countries, alongside the UK, Switzerland and Austria.

Greenwich Park, venue for the Olympic Equestrian events of London 2012.
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Horse sports at the Olympics: You do the math

More flexibility in the Olympic programme sounds great, but the numbers are worrying.

A still from the undercover video.
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European authorities to ban horsemeat shipments from Mexico

Ongoing concerns around traceability spark ban from March 1.

Baku or bust: Deciding vote looms for five men chasing the FEI presidency
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Baku or bust: Deciding vote looms for five men chasing the FEI presidency

Presidency goes to the vote in Azerbaijan in a matter of days.

Deborah Meaden from the TV show Dragons' Den, is also a keen equestrian.
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Dragons Den guru to visit equestrian businesses

Deborah Meaden to meet key equestrian industry players at BETA International trade show.

FEI President HRH Princess Haya received the Trophy of the International Olympic Committee from IOC President Thomas Bach at the 127th Session of IOC in Monaco on Tuesday.
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Olympic honour for FEI’s Princess Haya

FEI president receives the Trophy of the International Olympic Committee from Thomas Bach.

Mike Etherington-Smith
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Mike Etherington-Smith takes on Adelaide 3DE design role

British-based Olympic course designer takes over from Wayne Copping, who leaves after 7 years.

Overwhelming backing for Olympic reform programme
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Overwhelming backing for Olympic reform programme

Forty-point reform package gets unanimous support from IOC members.

Chester in the clear after an unpleasant time in the slurry pit.
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Chester’s nightmare tumble into a slurry pit

Chester is hauled clear and his dignity restored with a bath.

Heart failure linked to an irregular heartbeat caused the death of Admire Rakti, according to the findings of the official investigating.
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Heart failure sparked by arrhythmia caused death of Melbourne Cup runner

Offical report released into death of Admire Rakti in his stall after race.

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