At the FEI Sports Forum in April 2023 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the FEI Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission (EEWC) presented their 24 recommendations to improve competition horse welfare: chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://equinewellbeing.fei.org/…/EEWB%2024%20Draft…
The Sporthorse Welfare Foundation has now reviewed the recommendations and unreservedly offer our support and endorse the need for evidence, education, engagement, effective regulation, enforcement and empowerment across all FEI disciplines to improve equine welfare and safeguard the future of horsesports.
The Sporthorse Welfare Foundation recently undertook an independent review of international equestrian stakeholders views on the management of Sporthorse health and welfare. The results have been shared privately with the EEWC and also reinforce their recommendations.
Clearly there is still an enormous amount of work needed to improve sport horse welfare and we look forward to collaborating with the EEWC and other equestrian stakeholders to advance horse welfare.
ABOUT THE SPORTHORSE WELFARE FOUNDATION (SWF): The SWF is a not-for-profit member organisation that supports the use of horses for sport and leisure activities; we are a non-political organisation of equestrian researcher and practitioners. We aim to undertake studies that generate data that can support evidence-informed approaches to sport horse management and training, which can help inform practice and improve sport horse health, performance and welfare. We commit to share this information freely across all levels of the equestrian industry from horse owners and keepers, to riders and coaches, to veterinary and supporting paraprofessionals, and including equestrian federations and regulatory bodies, for the benefit of the horse. We operate within a culture of trust and transparency that showcases ethical and inclusive research, and adheres to a rigorous data policy. We only accept support for our work from ethical sources and partners who share our values.
MORE INFORMATION: https://sporthorsewelfarefoundation.com/