Chairman Lord Stevens of Quest Global Ltd and the FEI Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU) highlighted the increasing number of reports of misconduct.
“[The] ECIU continued to do many investigations and, in the past year, the ECIU understood a number of investigations that came to the ECIU’s attention from various sources, such as grooms, riders, horse enthusiasts and the media.
“Some examples of the concerns were allegations of bribery, bullying and manipulations of results. There had been an increase of the number of reporting. 152 reports were made to the ECIU last year , compared to 136 in 2016.”
Based on indefensible evidence and two ongoing equipment testing cases whereby leaders of the FEI have been found guilty of conspiring to falsify documents and results.
Further, this reprehensible misconduct challenges the integrity of the FEI website content and the false results being published.
The equestrian community has raised serious concerns of how many other cases the FEI have tried to cover up, which could include drug testing results.
Riders who have contacted the FEI requesting reports and answers to their questions have been blatantly ignored.
Therefore, they are calling on FEI stakeholders to take control and demand transparency, including an independent enquiry to compel the FEI President and other officials mentioned below to provide the correct reports and results to us.
The FEI is rightfully facing scathing criticism from the equestrian community for failing to honour the FEI Constitution, and their own rules and processes enshrined within, and failing to remove the false claims and results made on the FEI website.