FEI Tribunal issues Final Decisions

Jul 01, 2019
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Jul 01, 2019 Author: FEI

The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decisions in one case of a breach of the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMR) and three horse abuse cases.

The breach of the EADCMRs occurred at the CEI1* 80 in Doha, Mesaieed (QAT) on 3 March 2018, where the athlete Ahmed Mubarak Ahmed Al Kuwari (FEI ID 10113516/QAT) and the trainer Mohammed Misfer M D Al Hababi (FEI ID: 10113220/QAT) refused to submit to sample collection from the horse Gavotte Des Pins (FEI ID:105PJ94/QAT).

The horse and athlete were disqualified from the event. As the Person Responsible, the athlete was suspended for two years, until 4 March 2020, and the trainer for 30 months, until 4 September 2020. The provisional suspensions, which were imposed on both the athlete and trainer on 5 March 2018, were credited against the period of ineligibility in the Final Decision. In addition, they were each fined CHF 3,000 and ordered to pay CHF 1,500 towards the legal costs of the judicial procedure.

The FEI also opened three other cases involving horse abuse, following protests filed by Pauline van Drumpt from Clean Endurance. Two of these incidents took place at the CEI1* 100 in Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba (UAE) on 8 December 2018.

In the first case, involving the horse Castlebar Nato (FEI ID: 104OC45/UAE), the FEI Tribunal ruled that the athlete, Khalid Jumaa Salem Al Khatri (FEI ID:10103378/UAE), had committed horse abuse. He has been suspended for 30 months from the date of the Final Decision on 26 June 2019.

The athlete was also fined CHF 9,000 and ordered to pay CHF 1,000 towards the legal costs of the judicial procedure.

Following an incident at the same event involving the horse Songbird FF (FEI ID: 105VH23/UAE), the FEI Tribunal ruled that the athlete, Mohammed Saeed Al Blooshi (FEI ID:10113165/UAE), had committed horse abuse. He has been suspended for 18 months from the date of the Final Decision on 26 June 2019. He was also fined CHF 6,000 and ordered to pay CHF 1,000 towards the legal costs of the judicial procedure.  

The FEI Tribunal stated in its Final Decision that the athlete also had to take some responsibility for the actions of his Support Personnel, including the registered trainer, Suhail Mugheer Salem Alameemi (FEI ID:10137884/UAE).

The third abuse case occurred at the CEI3* 160 in Abu Dhabi, Al Wathba (UAE) on 9 February 2019 involving the horse Sarab (FEI ID:105DP50/UAE). The FEI Tribunal ruled that the athlete, Abdul Rahman Saeed Saleh Al Ghailani (FEI ID: 10114704/UAE), had committed horse abuse.  The athlete has been suspended for 12 months from the date of the Final Decision on 26 June 2019. He was also fined CHF 4,000 and ordered to pay CHF 1,000 towards the legal costs of the judicial procedure.  

The FEI Tribunal stated in its Final Decision that the athlete also had to take some responsibility for the actions of his Support Personnel, including the registered trainer, Majed Khalfan Al Jahouri (FEI ID: 10014774/UAE).

These Decisions can be appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days from the date of notification, 26 June 2019.

The FEI Tribunal’s decisions can be found here.