The equestrian world must be on the front foot to showcase the fact horse sport has “a sound, ethical basis” if it is to survive and thrive in years to come.
World Horse Welfare chief executive Roly Owers and FEI president Ingmar de Vos both highlighted how public attention centres on sporting’s regulators in times of controversy – regardless of when or where an incident happened.
The pair stressed that equestrianism needs to constantly challenge itself “with as much energy as we invest in competition” to ensure it is always doing the best for horses. By doing so, they say, equestrianism can “win public opinion and a flourishing future”.
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Article written by: Lucy Elder