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NARG Newsletter

October 11, 2012 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

  

THE DUE PROCESS AND DOUBLE STANDARD OF DRUG RULING
POSITIVE DRUG TEST, TRAINER SUSPENDED
Due to the suspension of Bruce Burr, trainer of Urico, two months after completing the Olympic Trials and two weeks after winning one of the Olympic Observation classes in Kentucky, Mario Deslauriers and Urico were removed from Olympic consideration…

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GETTING SENSIBLE ABOUT HYPERSENSITIVITY
To protect the welfare of the horse, advocate clean sport and emphasize fair play, has the FEI, the world governing body of equestrian sport, gone awry? A drug test, albeit also a sensitive subject, has a negative or positive test result. This result indicates what kind of drug was supposedly ingested or injected. As examined in the previous article, due to these results, in an attempt to keep the sport clean, the governing bodies determine the punishment. Yet similarly to what we will point out in this editorial, the policies and practices of the governing authorities leave riders and trainers in a fragile position…Download the newsletter and read the full article

TOP 25 SEAL ON THE SCENE
We’ve gathered more examples of the impact of the NARG Top 25 initiative – horse shows proudly donning the seal and the first NARG Top 25 jump, designed by Brody Robertson and purchased by Horse Shows By the Bay.
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