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Issue #4 - May 2018

PROFILE

Frankie Dettori

A SURREAL STORY

Frankie Dettori

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FOR HIM

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Loro Piana

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RIDERS

Steve Guerdat

Photo Courtesy of Richard Juilliart

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f Horses and Men, the 2013 film debut of Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson, will have a place in history as a controversial film. As the director himself explained at the time, “This is not a simple story. I don’t know if the English title allows the viewer the right interpretation. The missing word, Story, is the key. And of course, I have to say that here in the north, women are men.” Naturally, another fundamental premise for Erlingsson was, “It is important to add that no horse was harmed during the making of the film. This is stated in the closing credits and it is absolutely true. The members of the cast and crew all own horses and love horses, for them and for us they are like children. I must admit, though, that some of the human actors were traumatized during filming, but I’ve heard that they are still alive, or at least they were as I wrote these lines.” The plot is indeed bizarre. A man, Kolbeinn (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson),

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson in Of Horses and Men (Photo Courtesy of P.F.A. Films)

who loves a mare. A woman, Solveig (Charlotte Bøving), who loves this man. And then, barbed wire which blinds, a tractor falling off a mountain, a horse that swims to help get more supplies of vodka, another horse disemboweled to allow shelter from the icy cold. On the other hand, the aesthetics balance out the excesses of the story through extraordinary music, like the teutonic flight in Aleksandr Nevskij, by Davíð Þór Jónsson and photography which exalts breathtaking scenery. The fusion of man and horse would have pleased Ovid and not only him, you feel the animal heartbeat of Buñuel, the burning no future sexuality of Bruno Dumont and also a genuine anthropological tension which comes through the explicit choice of style. The film is decidedly radical and really not for everyone, it is a part of the tradition of the films which divide their critics. You either love it or hate it.


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E D I TO R ’S 5

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am glad to present the fourth issue of Equestrian Illustrated. There are some news! First of these was the decision to slightly refresh the publication through a new graphic layout, which best represents the spirit of this magazine. A spirit dedicated to a world which unites sport with performance and glamour, all aspects which we are constantly bringing together. It is not unintentional that the lifestyle that is associated with equestrian sports has more coverage in the pages of this issue, one which intends to be a pleasant companion during the coming season. It will be available at every stage of the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping programme, we also remind you here of those dates. See you there!

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CSIO5* Falsterbo (Sweden) 12th - 15th July

CSIO5* Samorin (Slovakia) 26th - 29th April

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CSIO5* La Baule (France) 17th - 20th May

CSIO5* Dublin (Ireland) 8th - 12th August

CSIO5* Langley BC (Canada) 29th May - 3rd June

CSIO5* Budapest (Hungary) 9th - 12th August

CSIO5* St Gallen (Switzerland) 31th May - 3rd June

CSIO5* Barcelona (Spain) 04th - 7th October

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CAT E R I N A VAG N OZ Z I Based in Rome, Caterina Vagnozzi has been a freelance journalist specializing in equestrian sports since the 1970s. She has been a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists since 1987 and national delegate for Italy since 2010. She has always been tied to the equestrian world, originally as a horsewoman, then as a breeder. At the beginning of the 1990s she founded Equi-Equipe, a company providing editorial services connected to big equestrian events. Since the late 1970s she has been a constant contributor to the main Italian sport tabloids, Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta dello Sport, and also to the broadsheet Il Messaggero.

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EVENTS World Equestrian Games By Equi Equipe

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FOCUS The Rolex Grand Slam Of Show Jumping

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Q.&A. Giulia Martinengo By Caterina Vagnozzi

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TRADITION A Completely Italian Lifestyle

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FRANKIE DETTORI By C aterina Vagnoz zi

Lanfranco Dettori, Frankie to the British, is one of the jockeys to have won a place in the world’s racing hall of fame.

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ow forty-seven years old and 5’ 4”, which is tall for a jockey, Frankie Dettori was born in Milan and moved to Newmarket in England aged 15 to learn his profession, with £366 in his pocket, a good suit and a mad fear of being unable to get through the six months ahead, the apprentice period that he was preparing to spend in Italian trainer Luca Cumani’s stables. He had been sent there by his father Gianfranco, himself a great jockey, the son of a miner who had left Sardinia to make his fortune and had begun by working at the Capannelle race course in Rome, mucking out stables by day and working as a dishwasher in a restaurant in the town-centre by night. Now Frankie is the most famous jockey in the world. A personal friend of the Royal Family, he has been awarded an O.B.E. by Queen Elizabeth II, who has many times entrusted her racehorses to him and he has also participated in the English version of Big Brother. To go and buy cigarettes he uses a Ferrari, whereas to get to the various horseracing events in England he often uses a helicopter. He can easily accept an engagement for a day’s racing in Tokyo and then the next day be in Rome, to then go on to Paris or Dublin. He is the only jockey in the world to have won all seven of the day’s races at Royal Ascot, he has signed his name to five editions of the Arc de Triomphe, he has been chosen as Sportsman of the Year in Great Britain and his autobiography The Great Race was an instant bestseller. He is a perfect media personality and is much sought after as a guest on the most prestigious television programmes in England. In spite of his age he is the picture of physical fitness and, if asked how he sees his future, he replies without hesitation. “I will continue to ride for as long as I am able. I have won practically everything there is to win in racing and I see things now with greater calm. I don’t know exactly how to explain, I enjoy the sporting effort, with the awareness that I have left any performance-related anxiety behind me. Riding is what I like to do best and what I have always wanted to do, ever since I was a child. For me, the race track is like the stage for an actor, or the stadium for a footballer. I am really enjoying my last years of activity.

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Racing gives me a huge shot of adrenaline. I can’t really see the future of my career as a technician in the racing world. I don’t have the patience to be a trainer. However, professionally speaking, I do find communication to be very enticing. I would like to work in the media. However, before I think about the future, I want to concentrate on the present, I am only a few victories shy of 3000. I want to enter the ranks of England’s five best jockeys and my goal is to overtake Doug Smith. It would be an honour to be on the shoulders of legends such as Gordon Richards, Pat Eddery, Lester Piggot and Willie Carson. I must succeed, whatever it takes”. Lanfranco Dettori has bought and renovated a particularly beautiful 17th century post office in Newmarket. Like the majority of houses in Newmarket, that of Frankie and Katherine Dettori and their five children, backs onto an internal courtyard, linking their residence to a stabling complex, sited at the boundary of a good-sized portion of acreage. In their moments of rest, the horses relax in large, white-fenced paddocks. His house is always open to Italian friends who are over for work, in what is considered to be the temple of English racing, and he himself does the cooking to prove that he “hasn’t forgotten the essential rules for cooking a good plate of spaghetti.” He smiles when he is asked if he feels more English or Italian, after so long spent in Newmarket, but he firmly points out that: “England is the kingdom of the noble animal and Newmarket is its true headquarters.” Newmarket is for the thoroughbred horse as Hollywood is for stars of the cinema. The small town in Sussex and its economy thrive based on a single common denominator, the racehorse. So, just as any actor or screen star worthy of his salt cannot avoid thinking of Beverley Hills in Los Angeles as a true goal to reach, in the same manner, no man of the turf can imagine anywhere more exalted than Newmarket as a place to live. Lanfranco is certainly its most famous denizen. His life has been far from ordinary. The headline news of the plane accident taking off from Newmarket which, fortunately, ended miraculously for him with no serious consequences, the six month ban for doping in 2012 and the end of the long relationship with Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s stables. “I would define my career as varied and colourful, but certainly also as lucky. For eighteen years (until 2012, Ed.) I raced with the colours of Godolphin for Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, I won almost a thousand races with him, a third of my total. Then each of us went our own way. However, I then went on to achieve new significant satisfactions. The most exciting, obviously, was winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2015 and in 2017. My collaboration with Sheik Al Thani gave me back the motivation I once had. There have been very difficult moments, it is hard to go down, but to come back up again does give particular satisfaction”.

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VIEW OF THE NEW PIAZZA DI SIENA GRASS FIELD

Great news in the name of deeply rooted traditions. The historical Roman horse show competition goes back to antiquity to look to the future.

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VIEW OF THE NEW PIAZZA DI SIENA GRASS FIELD

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MARCO DI PAOLA, PRESIDENT OF F.I.S.E. AND DIEGO NEPI MOLINERIS, EVENT DIRECTOR OF 86TH CSIO ROME (PHOTO COURTESY OF SIMONE FERRARO – CONI)

he Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports and CONI (Italian Olympic Commitee) have made important and courageous decisions. Last year they embarked on becoming a united organization, for an event without equal in the world, an event that, since the middle of the 1920s, has enjoyed the ideal setting of Villa Borghese, thus making it one of the foundations of world class equestrian events. Therefore, after eleven years of show-jumping on white silica sand, a high-performance surface, but one which is particularly ugly visually, the decision has been made to return to jumping on grass. The former vision of wonderful picture-perfect beauty is seen once more and the square has its great dignity restored. The innovations don’t stop there, the sporting programme has been reinforced by increased prize-money, by a technical organization ever more qualified to give the best hospitality to riders and their horses, and by the fact that this year, for the first time, the competition becomes a Rolex sporting event. The Swiss watchmaker, for the first time at Piazza di Siena as Official Timekeeper, is also the title sponsor of the highly awaited individual class, the Rome Grand Prix. Traditional partners such as Loro Piana, for the 6 bar class and the Saturday mixed competition Loro Piana Trophy, and established ones such as Intesa Sanpaolo for the Nations Cup, in complete accord with the vision and the values of the competition, confirm that this new endeavour is of real interest. “The project headed by CONI and FISE”, explains Marco Di Paola, president of FISE, “has been developed as a different product, which goes beyond sporting excellence and is squarely aimed at enhancing and caring for the environment of Villa Borghese. The return to the original oval structure of the piazza, as designed at the end of the eighteenth century by Prince Marcantonio IV Borghese, holds a message not only for the city but for the whole world, together with the awareness of taking on great responsibility towards Roman artistic heritage”. This concept is further strengthened in the words of Event Director, Diego Nepi Molineris. “The message that the organizing committee wants to give can be summed up in one word, reintegration. Reintegration of a historical setting, Piazza di Siena, in its natural cradle, the parkland of Villa Borghese. To feel responsible for a unique place inevitably calls for the creation of something which is equally unique. This sense of responsibility and reintegration of the original values of Piazza di Siena in the setting of Villa Borghese, poses the organizing committee with a further responsibility toward the equestrian sports movement as a whole. The responsibility of creating a world class event as unique as the place in which it is held. The goal, only whispered at present, is that of making the Roman competition what Wimbledon is for tennis: a unique and legendary event that will benefit the whole of the equestrian sporting world”. Rome, and Piazza di Siena, will forever be a must on the world show-jumping calendar.

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STEVE GUERDAT By C aterina Vagnoz zi

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o step onto the highest block of the individual Olympic podium is the only moment in a rider’s life which truly allows him a place in the history of the sport and not only in the equestrian world in its broadest sense. For an athlete of a discipline not usually under the spotlight, the press attention as a whole and, along with it, the world of those not associated with the sport, makes this a huge result and automatically guarantees entry into the hall of fame peopled by great legends. Steve Guerdat, a 35-year-old Swiss equestrian from the Swiss Canton of Jura, succeeded in this endeavour in London on the 8th August 2012 and that gold medal was the crowning glory of a career, which had started under the sign of a great star. Life-changing? Not for him. He always stated this quite openly in the months following his triumph in London and he confirms it again today. “Fundamentally nothing has changed. I have kept the same habits, the same friends and I do the same things. I am just a little older but at the same time I have gained in experience. Horse riding is a lifestyle choice and I feel privileged because I really love what I do and I wouldn’t change a thing.” His family has a long horse riding tradition (his father Philippe has been coach of the French team for several years and was a star rider for the Swiss national team) and so it was the ideal situation for the right kind of training. This was an excellent starting point, but to reach the heights requires something else, hard work, character, patience and, first of all, love and respect for the horse. The Swiss rider, who missed the podium (4° individual) by a whisker in the next Olympics in Rio, started his extraordinary journey as a child, receiving the bronze medal in the European Young Riders Championship at the tender age of fifteen and, twelve months later, achieving the same placing in the Swiss Championship of the Elite, which brings together the cream of Swiss show jumping. At that moment he stepped into the spotlight.

LONGINES FEI NATIONS CUP™ JUMPING SAMORIN SVK, STEVE GUERDAT (SUI) AND HANNAH (PHOTO COURTESY FEI/ŁUKASZ KOWALSKI)

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LONGINES FEI NATIONS CUP™ JUMPING SAMORIN SVK PODIUM WINNERS SWITZERLAND WERNER MUFF, ANDY KISTLER CHEF D’EQUIPE, STEVE GUERDAT, MARTIN FUCHS AND PAUL ESTERMANN (PHOTO COURTESY OF FEI/ŁUKASZ KOWALSKI)

The horizons of the great international showjumping circus appeared when Jan Tops, now patron of the Global Champions Tour, but at the time one of the world’s most important figures in horse-trading, called him to work for him in his stables in Valkensward, in Holland. Steve stayed for over three years with a pool of high quality horses at his disposal, together with them, he took on major events on the show jumping calendar. Among these were the Athens Olympics (2004, 5th place with the team) and two European championships (2003 and 2005, bronze and silver team medals). These excellent results allowed him to return to Switzerland, where some owners, and first of these Yves G. Piaget and Urs Schwarzenbach (the latter would go on to become his main patron), allowed him use of horses and training facilities of extraordinarily high quality. Everything went ahead full speed for the young former child prodigy, who had clearly demonstrated that he had joined the elite of world show-jumping. The gold in London is only the tip of the iceberg in the long series of results to his name, where two victories in the World Cup final stand out together with the team bronze at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the victory at the European Championship in 2009. Steve is a reserved man and states it openly. “I don’t like fuss and rather than being among people I prefer to spend my time with my horses. My behaviour makes me uncommunicative and I know I have to improve this side of my personality. The gold medal in London has taught me that.” His relationship with horses on the other hand is fantastic and he gives it complete priority. “Let’s put it like this, horses are me and my life. I don’t have a life outside of horses and I’ve known this ever since the beginning. The work in the stables takes up every thought and moment of my day. My mind is always there. I am happy and I try to ensure for them what they give to me. They all have a place in my heart, but should I have to choose which of them have given me the most emotions, it’s obvious that the choice has to be Nino des Buissonnets, a real warrior and my companion in the Olympic endeavour in London, and then Jalisca Solier, the mare with whom I started the amazing new chapter in my career when I came back to Switzerland.” For many years, his colleague Thomas Fuchs has been his point of reference for training, although the presence and influence of his father Philippe have always been a great support. At the end of 2017, after ten years with his headquarters at Urs E. Schwarzenbach’s wonderful stables in Herrliberg, Steve Guerdat moved with his horses to his own stables, one with a great past. “By buying the centre in Elgg, which used to belong to Paul Weier, the Swiss horseman considered a real legend in the world of equestrian sports, I made a dream come true. This is a true paradise for horses.” If it is a paradise for his horses it can’t be anything less for him. You can be sure that Steve Guerdat will create the basis here for putting his name to many other pages of great sporting achievements.

STEVE GUERDAT, (SUI) WINNER OF THE LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING FINAL, SECOND PLACE PENELOPPE LEPREVOST (FRA) AND THIRD BERTRAM ALLEN, (IRL) LAS VEGAS 2015 (PHOTO COURTESY OF HIPPO FOTO - DIRK CAREMANS)

HORSE INSPECTION JUMPING STEVE GUERDAT (SUI) (PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD JUILLIART

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WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES By Equi-Equipe

More than the Olympics for the equestrian world.

The World Equestrian Games, jewel in the crown of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), are held every four years and bring together the World Championships of eight different equestrian sporting disciplines in the same venue.

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wo weeks at an intense rhythm, in which the scene is reserved exclusively for those horses and riders who represent athletic excellence in the saddle, showjumping, eventing, dressage, para-equestrian dressage, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining. This year’s edition, unmissable for fans of the sport, will be held in midSeptember in The United States, in North Carolina’s Tryon International Equestrian Centre, which opened a little under a year ago. “The resort – explains Mark Bellissimo, the American tycoon who is the central figure behind the WEG Colorado Horse Park – is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in an area of exceptional natural beauty. The partnership of shareholders has invested over $150.000.000 over the course of two years, in a project which has led to the development of 1.600 acres, going on to create the most important and exclusive sporting facility and resort in the world, destined for all those who favour the equestrian lifestyle as a way of life.” The TIEC (acronym for Tryon International Equestrian Centre) is the central hub of this gargantuan effort and includes permanent stabling for 1.200 horses, 12 competition rings, a floodlit arena with seating capacity for up to 12.000 spectators, many different solutions defining the VIP area, a gigantic covered structure with seating for 5.000 spectators and an international calibre cross country area, to be used both for eventing and for driving. Its location in the heart of North Carolina offers hundreds of kilometres of trails, ideal for horse-riding. Tryon is Mark Bellissimo’s latest huge project. “We are ready to welcome the eight disciplines into the same facility. Until now this was only possible in Aquisgrana. In the past, the WEG locations have been obliged to spend many years and tens of millions of dollars in investments, to create infrastructure, to train personnel and to find sponsors for a single unrepeatable event. We have a sporting arena, which is already fully functioning, management and staff, and a pool of sponsors ready to intervene. Most of our energy will therefore be concentrated in the running the event and showing it to the world.” The keenly awaited event, more successful with every edition, returns to the other side of the Atlantic for the second time in its history. The history of WEG began in 1990 in Stockholm and continued with editions in L’Aja, Rome, Jerez de la Frontera, Aquisgrana, Lexington and Caen in Normandy. In France, about four years ago, 500.000 attendees were registered at the event and the television ratings reached 350.000.000 viewers and had an economic impact of €368.000.000 for the French economy. The Americans, during the 2010 edition in Lexington, wowed with their organisation of an event which was described as size XL, however, according to Mark Bellissimo, Tryon is getting ready for record numbers and will be XXL. Let’s go Tryon!

TRYON GEORGE MORRIS ARENA OVERHEAD (PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANTZ PHOTOGRAPHY)

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ange Rover represents the ultimate luxury travel, a memorable experience for both driver and passenger. Starting with the external proportions which are minimal but powerful and lead to the sense of evolution and finesse intrinsic to the interior design: Range Rover is the ultimate vehicle of its kind. The external design is natural and iconic. Details such as the floating roofline, the waistline and the lower accents make the Range Rover silhouette unmistakable throughout the world. To these distinctive traits are added even more contemporary connotations such as the front grill, the front fenders and renewed trunk space, giving it an ever stronger and more attractive presence on the road. Comfort, elegance and class are brought together with meticulous attention to detail which, when added to the new improvements and interior finishes, further accentuate the finesse of Range Rover. Every interior detail has been designed and created to give passengers capability and refinement which are unique in this category.

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THE ROLEX GRAND SLAM OF SHOW JUMPING  THE DUTCH MASTERS 2018, NIELS BRUYNSEELS (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLEX GRAND SLAM / ASHLEY NEUHOF)

The Rolex Grand Slam is the most prestigious prize in the sport of show jumping, primarily due to the sporting prowess required to achieve the feat. It is a quest taken on by the best, with the aim to be the best and secure the legendary status associated with winning.

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he Rolex Grand Slam links four of the world’s top equestrian events, which are united by one notion: The search for perfection. Of course, the CHIO Aachen, the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’, the CHI Geneva and the Dutch Masters excel as a result of the high prize-money at stake. The four Rolex Grand Prix alone are endowed with prize-money totalling 5 million Euros (Aachen 1 Million Euros, Spruce Meadows 2.1 Million Euros, Geneva 1,1 Million Euros, ´s-Hertogenbosch 800.000 Euros) – now there’s the chance to win a bonus on top. However, it is not big prize-money alone that makes an event eligible for inclusion in the Rolex Grand Slam. Additional factors such as tradition, attendance figures, media presence and the infrastructure of the shows must also demonstrate the highest standards. Only events that are prepared to strive for top-class quality in all areas are able to join the ranks of the Rolex Grand Slam. The targeted fostering of young talent is also a part of the Rolex Grand Slam. Two young riders are invited to each of the four shows – in order to gain experience on the top level of our sport. In recognition of the epic nature of the challenge, any rider who wins three shows in a row, receives €1 million on top of the prize-money of each show. If that same rider then continues their success by winning a fourth Major in succession, they will be rewarded with an additional €1 million bonus. Moreover, anyone who wins two out of the four shows, also receives a bonus. If two shows are won in succession, the bonus is €500,000. If the rider is successful in qualifying for the “two out of four mode”, but doesn’t claim the victories at two consecutive shows, the bonus totals €250,000. It is only the rider that counts, therefore it is possible to claim the bonus riding different horses.

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CHIO AACHE 2017, GREGORY WATHELET (BELGIUM) AND COREE (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLEX GRAND SLAM / KIT HOUGHTON)

CHIO AACHEN 2017, MAIN STADIUM (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLEX GRAND SLAM / KIT HOUGHTON)

CHIO Aachen The heart of the equestrian sport beats in Aachen. Over 350,000 visitors travel to the famous showgrounds at the Soers in Aachen every year. They cheer on the world’s top equestrian athletes whilst they compete in five disciplines. More than 400 journalists cover the competitions across the world. Their coverage is not just limited to the competitions, because for some time already Aachen has been much more than merely the location of an equestrian sport event. It is a major happening, a folk festival and a big party. Guests from the show business, media, industry and political sectors come to the traditional Soers showground, alongside families and equestrian sport fans from all over the globe. The TV coverage offers detailed information to those, who aren’t able to visit the show live. ARD, ZDF and WDR broadcast over 30 hours of coverage every year. Founded in 1898, the CHIO Aachen has long since joined the ranks of the top international events.

CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’

SPRUCE MEADOWS 2017, PHILIPP WEISHAUPT (GERMANY) AND LB CONVALL (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLEX GRAND SLAM / ASHLEY NEUHOF)

Spruce Meadows, wholly owned by the Southern Family, is the most versatile event location in the world. It was the founding family’s dream to create “a unique atmosphere of friendship, trade and top sport”. This dream came true thanks to the aid of a dedicated group of entrepreneurs, volunteers, journalists, athletes, employees, fans and officials. Everything the jumping sport has to offer – ranging from youth, amateur through to professional sport – is at home in Spruce Meadows. Since 1976 CSIO 5*, CSI-W 5*, CSI 5* and CSIO-W 5* jumping events are organised at the grounds annually between June and September. Seven arenas and two indoor arenas spread out over grounds measuring 553 acres offer ideal conditions for 1,000 horses to stable. When the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO 5* begin each September, the entire globe focuses its attention on the world’s top jumpers. The sport’s best compete from Wednesday to Sunday in the attempt to win some of show jumping’s most coveted events and international recognition. Spruce Meadows is a magical place, which unites the heart of the jumping sport and the fantasy of a city and which attracting 500,000 spectators every year to it FEI Tournaments.

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CHI Geneva Since 1926, the CHI Geneva is one of the world’s famous show-jumping events. Not only thanks to its long tradition but also thanks to its constant strive for exceeding expectations, important success factors to the 5* show. Every year an average of 42,000 spectators visit the largest indoor jumping arena in the world (5,400 square metres) to experience live top sport. The two World Cup Finals (1996 & 2010), the thirteen ROLEX IJRC Top 10 Finals staged since 2001 and being awarded the “Best Show Award” title again by Ĺ Année Hippique for the 9th time are some of the recent years highlights’. But what really differentiates Geneva from other indoor shows? It is the indoor show with the longest tradition. The special balance between attention to detail and persistence of excellence, supported by a committee of sport passionate horse lovers and the 700 fullymotivated and enthusiastic volunteers, the soul and heart of our competition, make the adventure come true year after year. CHI GENEVA 2017, KENT FARRINGTON (USA) AND GAZELLEN (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLEX GRAND SLAM / KIT HOUGHTON)

The Dutch Masters As the largest indoor show in the Netherlands, The Dutch Masters (Indoor Brabant Horse Show) has already stood for top-class equestrian sport for half a century. The first international show in the year 1967 was already a huge success. Since then the best riders in the world meet up every year in March in a bid to ride to victory in the legendary Brabanthallen. In 1994, the World Cup Final of the Show-Jumpers was staged in ’s-Hertogenbosch for the first time, in 2012 The Dutch Masters indeed hosted the Finals for both dressage and jumping. Every year, 65,000 visitors attend the traditional show in the heart of the Netherlands, where cutting-edge infrastructure merges with living history and spectacular competitions with a fascinating show programme compete to attract the attention of the spectators. Special sporting moments meet exquisite entertainment amid the unique atmosphere of The Dutch Masters!

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THE DUTCH MASTERS 2018, NIELS BRUYNSEELS (PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLEX GRAND SLAM / ASHLEY NEUHOF)


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GIULIA MARTINENGO By C aterina Vagnoz zi

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o live day by day following one’s passions and emotions is a highly-desired dream and one which is difficult to make true. Giulia Martinengo Marquet, airwoman and key horse-woman in Italian show jumping, would seem to have fully made her dream come true. This year she won her second title in the Assoluto Show Jumping Championships and she is the first woman in Italian history to have done so. Originally from the Veneto region, but now living in Lombardy, thirtyeight years old and a Pisces, tiny of stature and loads of drive, Martinengo, mother of five-year-old Bianca, lives outside Brescia with her husband Stefano Cesaretto, an excellent horse rider and instructor, together with her dogs and horses. The uniform of the Italian Airforce which she wore for the first time at Piazza di Siena, gives even greater merit to the horsewoman’s elegance in the saddle. She has been operative for years in the ranks of the first national team and can boast an extraordinary list of triumphs to her name. The story which links her to the world of horses started far away. How did your career start? Horses have always been strongly linked to our family. My father was an officer in Padova, where I was born and my mother, who had the most influence on my lifestyle, had a great passion for horses. We were fortunate enough to have a pony, bought from gypsies, in our garden. Everything started with this, without much fanaticism and thanks to a determined Sardinian groom, who put both my brother and myself in the saddle. Have you ever thought of doing something other than becoming a professional equestrian? In a family which is distinguished by a strong presence of lawyers, the most logical thing for me to do, at grammar school, was to enrol for a law degree. However, I opted for Conservation of Cultural Assets. After a short time, however, I went to my mother and asked her: “If I were to dedicate myself professionally to the world of horses, what would you say?” Her reply was: “I have been waiting for this question for some time.” A trainer husband: burden or delight? Apart from the fact that Stefano is my husband, he is a figure with a decidedly multifaceted role in my sporting activity, he is a manager, instructor and horse owner. At the stables, we have been helped in the past by several professionals, but he is always my main point of reference. To have stables which comprised our house has always been a dream for both of us and we have managed it. We have 50 stalls and an ideal infrastructure for our work. You have a horse’s name tattooed on your arm? Athletica is a mare who has a special place in my heart. She is absolutely extraordinary. Together we went to the European Championships in 2007 and won 4th place in the Rome Grand Prix. She gave me the greatest emotion of my life, the clear double in the European Championships in Mannheim. How difficult is it to organise your life as a mother and a champion? My life has certainly changed since Bianca was born. For the better, of course, but I must also thank the organisation in the family and in the stables, which enables me to continue my horse riding activity in the best possible way. Bianca is always with us anyway, even when we go abroad. We prefer to travel by car and, for this, I must thank Land Rover for our car. When we leave, I really don’t know how it can comfortably accommodate the three of us, our dogs and the masses of luggage which we take with us.

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A COMPLETELY ITALIAN LIFESTYLE

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ove and care for the home is definitely a distinguishing trait for us as Italians, one of the aspects of our lifestyle with which we are identified throughout the world and which we can claim to have exported. It is part of our culture, our tradition and our aesthetic. Because of this, to run through the history of a company like Nuncas, which has specialized in manufacturing products for the care of the home and more for over 90 years, is like reliving the evolution of our country’s customs. It began as the brainchild of Nunzio Cassata, a businessman from Palermo who moved to Milan in 1911, to go ahead with his importation business of inner-soles from America. Following an embargo on importation imposed by fascism, he decided to change his business picking up on signs emerging from society. The fashion of the period favoured the colour white and so, in collaboration with a chemist friend, Nunzio launched a revolutionary product, a shoewhitener. The Nuncas story started right there and, decade after decade, continued to expand, staying true to the philosophy of its founder. The second fundamental step bears the signature of Salvatore Cassata, Nunzio’s son, who took over the reins of the business in the 50s at a time when the home regained its central role in Italian family life, after the rigours of the postwar period. Taking care of the home was synonymous with wellbeing and so Nuncas broadened its range with a line of floor-waxes, a musthave at that time, and with Glicetta, which was dedicated to hand-care. During the 60s and 70s, when the economic boom in Italy changed the dynamics of industry and commerce, Salvatore bucked the trend, pursuing his chosen course of opting for quality, and the company continued to grow in a measured albeit constant fashion. Other innovative products were put on the market, from deodorizing sprays for the home to the first fabric softener, as well as furniture wax spray. At the beginning of the 80s, his daughter Rosy, today the creative soul of Nuncas, joined the company and started out by developing a product to perfume drawers, after a few years she was joined by her husband Luca Manzoni, architect of the company’s subsequent evolution. The first result of the couple’s work was Vittoria Verde, a line of products for personal care which was followed at the beginning of the 90s by Compagnia dei Profumi, a collection dedicated to ambience and the protection of fabrics. Luca took over at the end of the decade, maintaining quality as a fundamental value and expanding that concept to the surrounding environment. Nuncas today is in fact an extremely avant-garde ecofriendly company. The manifesto of this philosophy is the company headquarters itself, situated in Settimo Milanese (MI). At its opening in 2008, it was the first completely sustainable and self-sufficient building in the Lombardy region, able to produce the energy it needed, and in 2009 garnered for the company a prize from the Ecohightech Awards. Concern for the environment is present at all levels, from the selection of raw materials following non-toxic, high quality eco-compatible criteria in complete respect for workers’ health, through to investments in R&D that the company makes, in order to find the best possible solutions in terms of eco-sustainable industrial models, able to reduce emissions, consumption and waste to a strict minimum. To this can be added the refusal to use PVC (polyvinyl chloride), in favour of PE (polyethylene), a more eco-compatible plastic and that of using recycled paper for packaging, a practice acknowledged with an award from the National Consortium of Packaging in 2014. Today, Nuncas offers over 200 specific products, subdivided into several tried and true collections, in response to all the demands for cleaning, care and fragrance for the home. As Rosy Cassata, the company’s creative director explains, “I like to think of the home as the true refuge for body and spirit. The place where everyone is in touch with themselves and their own way of living. Because of this, I believe that it should be lived in without any worries, naturally. The real beauty of a place is to be found upon entering, when you feel that it is soft, comfortable and worn by those who live in it every day.” This philosophy is made explicit in the stores in Milan, designed as small drawing rooms, surrounded by shelving showing off the attractive products created to make our homes more beautiful and pleasant. Now that Carlotta and Aurelio, Rosy and Luca’s children, have just gone into the family business there will certainly be further news from the world of Nuncas: an excellent example of Italian know-how.

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VG PRIVATE LABEL BESPOKE CORPORATE GIFTS MADE TO MEASURE COTTON JERSEY POLO SHIRT

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uilding on her extensive experience and understanding of fashion, Véronique Genecand and VG Private Label offer a large range of innovative and exclusive products made by the best Italian factories. “I work in the same way as a fashion designer, who deals directly with manufacturers to bring designs to life. All creations have previously been discussed and elaborated with the clients, according to their needs and special wishes”. The company’s close ties to several Italian suppliers enable VG Private Label to make a global assessment of the production line chain and ensure the highest quality standards. Each element of a project comes from a manufacturer whose know-how has been passed down through many generations. From cashmere spinning factories for plaids or stoles, to glove makers and leather carving companies, from the finest silks for scarves and ties to the best accessory suppliers for labelling and packaging, VG Private Label’s endless network makes it possible to achieve the ultimate in originality. Be it corporate gifts, events or special occasions, surprise your clients, friends or family with a unique, tailor-made project from VG Private Label, marrying Italian refinement with state-of-the-art expertise. vgprivatelabel.com

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THE LONGINES FEI JUMPING NATIONS CUP™ OF GREAT BRITAIN 25 - 29 July 2018

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WINE SOMMELIER by Jacopo Cossater Photographs by Fabio Petroni

A Journey Through the Culture of Wine

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ine has always been connected to sociability and is one of the most popular drinks in the western world. Enhanced by Fabio Petroni, a master of still life photography, this book reveals the facets of wine; its ancient origins, historic grapevines and the stages of wine production. Each stunning image is accompanied by texts written by renowned sommelier and journalist Jacopo Cossater giving a real insight into details of over forty wines. Extensive information is included such as; the organoleptic characteristics of each wine, their origins and the dishes they are best drunk with as an accompaniment. The principles of wine tasting are also included. An incredibly useful tool for wine enthusiasts and aspiring sommeliers, the book also details information on cellar management and wine storage as well as the rules for serving temperature and decanting. There is also a complete glossary of important terms. With extensive information and stunning pictures this book is the perfect gift for any wine lover. Fabio Petroni has studied photography and worked with some of the best photographers in his field; still lives and portraits. Over the years he has photographed important personalities from Italian culture, medicine and the economy. He works with several advertising companies and is responsible for the branding of a number of important Italian brands. For White Star he has published among other books Horses: Master Portraits, Roses, Orchids, Tea Sommelier, Beer Sommelier, and Bonsai. During his time at university in Perugia Jacopo Cossater fell in love with Sangiovese wine and started an ecological blog. After living in Milan and Stockholm he returned to Umbria, where he still lives and works. He is one of the writers for I Vini d’Italia wine guide published by L’Espresso, and for many years he has also been contributing to Enoiche Illusioni and Intravino, two of the most popular Italian wine blogs.

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Where to Stay A precious residence where ancient stories interlace with modern ones. Here hospitality is a generous and genuine embrace and wishes are fulfilled before they are expressed in a cosmopolitan and unconventional atmosphere. Elizabeth’s rooms are an invitation to find the appropriate time. Intimate and precious spaces, where old world references interact with contemporary details and colours reveal themselves in perfect tones. Every corner reveals the natural elegance of the city’s illustrious noble palaces. The hotel hosts 33 rooms: Initiale, Deluxe, Junior Suite and Suite, where beauty is manifested in a balanced whole of magnificent details. Via delle Colonnette, 35 00186 Rome +39 06 3223633 www.ehrome.com

ELIZABETH UNIQUE HOTEL ROME

A quiet piazza hidden among the alleys leading to the Trevi fountain in the heart of Rome. A magical residence from the fifteenth century rich with history. This is Palazzo Scanderbeg, the new and exclusive palace for guests who choose to visit the Eternal city. Every apartment differs from the other and each has unique features designed to create a cozy, warm stay. The historic charm of the location and the modern style of the objects within, coexist to establish perfect harmony. The luxury services offered by the hotel include a personal butler who is happy to pamper and assist the client. Another highlight is surely the morning room, overlooking Scanderbeg square, a place to enjoy pâtisserie and savoury specialities. Vicolo Scanderbeg, 117 00187 Rome +39 0689529001 www.palazzoscanderbeg.com

HOTEL NH COLLECION ROMA PALAZZO CINQUECENTO

This luxury 5star hotel is perfect for business or leisure travellers and oozes Italian style. Located in Piazza dei Cinquecento, it’s literally a couple of minutes from the platforms of Roma Termini Station. With a private garden featuring part of the ancient Roman ruins, the hotel is a calm charming oasis in a busy city. The hotel’s 177 rooms are decorated with elegant Italian style, all featuring large, comfortable beds. Housed in an historical building, once the headquarters of the National Railway Company, the hotel was completely renovated in 2015, giving it a modern feel. The restaurant Grand Tour serves classic Italian cuisine and regional specialties, while the bar is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail or an “aperitivo”. The garden has unique Roman ruins, dating back to the 6th century, and offer an amazing opportunity to experience the rich history of the Eternal City. Piazza del Cinquecento, 90 00185 Rome +39 492221 www.nh-hotels.it

After Florence the Mercato Centrale has come to the capital, in the space formerly used as an afterhours recreational space by the railway company inside Termini Station, right under the Cappa Mazzoniana. The great food hall extends over a surface area of almost two thousand square metres and is an Umberto Montano project. The businessman is active catering and in 2014, breathed new life into the first floor of San Lorenzo’s covered market in Florence. Mercato Centrale Roma is open from seven in the morning to midnight. With sixteen stores, a brewery and a restaurant, you can go shopping as well as tasting several specialities, enjoy a meal or a have a drink with friends and also if you wish, learn the rudiments of cooking. Via Giolitti, 36 00185 Rome +39 0692949916 www.mercatocentrale.it

The restaurant aims to offer something simple but different, making the high standards of Chef Bowerman’s cuisine accessible to everyone, to be experienced every day, at any time, in a multifunctional space. Pop food and high level hospitality in a contemporary and warm atmosphere. The aim is to find a natural mix of concepts, which could seem far from ordinary. A multifunctional space to enjoy a different kind of experience based on mood, occasion and different times of day. Romeo’s food offering represents the perfect synthesis between traditional and daily cuisine and the chef’s wide imagination giving life to creative dishes with recognizable flavours. The menu choices are suitable for either a quick lunch break or a special dinner. Piazza dell’Emporio, 28 00153 Rome +39 0632110120 www.romeo.roma.it

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MADEITERRANEO A 600 square metre loft above the terraces of the Food Hall of the department store La Rinascente in via del Tritone. This is the restaurant MadeITerraneo, created by the Michelin starred chef Riccardo Di Giacinto, serving quick and light dishes for lunch and a more structured à la carte menu in the evening. The cuisine combines the highest expressions of culinary traditions from around the Mediterranean, made even more special by the use of carefully selected organic produce. Amazing dishes that can be savoured while enjoying sunset views over the rooftops of the Eternal City. La Rinascente, via del Tritone, 61 00187 Rome +39 0687916650 www.madeiterraneo.com

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HOTEL MARTINEZ

Since opening its doors in the 1920s, the Hotel Martinez embodies the carefree spirit of the French Riviera and the Mediterranean lifestyle. Known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, filled with joie de vivre, it was and is the place to see and be seen on the Croisette. Inspired by the landmark’s Art Deco style, paired with the colours of the Côte d’Azur, interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon breathes new life into this luxury hotel in Cannes. Art Deco and 1930s flair meet contemporary design in the 409 guestrooms and suites. For the ultimate French Riviera experience, the most exclusive rooms and suites boast stunning views over the sea. Other highlights include: Chef Christian Sinicropi’s signature cuisine at the Mediterranean restaurant, a private beach, Spa, Fitness Center and Kid’s Club. 73, Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes 06400 +33 (0)493901234 www.hotel-martinez.hyatt.com

The Monte-Carlo Beach is unique and perpetuates the very elegance of the Riviera and the Groupe Monte-Carlo SBM’s art de vivre. Redesigned entirely by India Mahdavi, Monte-Carlo Beach is an ode to the Mediterranean Sea. The forty airy rooms and suites are in perfect harmony. With the Mediterranean as the only horizon, the feeling of spaciousness and light is accentuated. Almost all the furniture and objects are fruit of India Mahdavi’s imagination. These unique decorative items have been created in order to blend naturally into the different parts of the building and emphasize the global conceptual vision of the project. The rooms and suites at the Monte-Carlo Beach are highly innovative. State-of-the-art technology is combined with a touch of all things romantic, like the wall frescos, painted by Aurore de la Morinerie, reminiscent of Matisse and Cocteau’s Villa Santo Sospir, they contrast in style with the stripes above the beds. Avenue Princesse Grâce, 98000 Monaco +33 (0) 493286666 www.monte-carlo-beach.com

Where to Eat LE PARK 45

The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez combines charm and design inventively, to enhance the very precious feeling of getting away from it all. Elegance, refinement and tranquility are key words here. Located just 1 km from the centre of Saint-Tropez and the famous Place des Lices, the hotel is a haven of peace, where vegetation is omnipresent without being intrusive. The furniture all bears the signature of famous designer Christophe Pillet for the most prestigious international manufacturers. In his typical style, the designer plays with the revival of 50s influences. Each of the 35 rooms has a beautiful terrace, overlooking a private garden as well as an extended bathroom, with outdoor shower. The heady fragrances of the garden are relayed by perfumed candles, designed by Francis Kurkdjian. Wellbeing is one of the main features of Hotel Sezz, starting with the Spa Sezz by Payot, with its two indoor treatment rooms, a jacuzzi and a steam room. 151 Route des Salins 83990 Saint-Tropez +33 494553155 saint-tropez.hotelsezz.com

A sun-drenched terrace set back from La Croisette, an elegant dining room with views over the gardens with frequently changing à la carte and set menus, the Grand Hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant Le Park 45 is full of surprising culinary delights. Chef Christophe Poard has prepared a new menu for the season, his cooking is contemporary and authentic, delicate and generous. It is the reflection of the attentive and precise work of a passionate chef, concerned with preserving the flavours of each locality. He enjoys cooking daring combinations which he masters magnificently, like beef with salty notes, or poultry and coffee, in order to create a third subliminal flavour, all glorified by spices. 45 Boulevard de la Croisette 06400 Cannes +33 493381545 www.grand-hotel-cannes.com

Founded by siblings Sonia and Stéphane Avelin in 1994, only a few months after opening the restaurant, Prince de Lignac chose Stéphane as the chef for his birthday banquet. From then on, the restaurant had the spotlight turned on it and customers arrived in droves. Over the years, their work has been recognized and rewarded. Stéphane Avelin was first elected Hope of Gastronomy in 1995, then in 2014, the State awarded Stéphane the prestigious title of Maître Restaurateur for the quality of the cuisine and the commitment to working with only fresh and raw products. In 2014, the famous Gault & Millau guide also awarded the restaurant a second toque, a much coveted award. 40, rue du Portail Neuf 83990 Saint-Tropez +33 (0)494977678 www.aucapricedesdeux.com

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ELSA

The Monte-Carlo Beach Michelin-starred restaurant Elsa showcases its 100% certified organic cuisine. Fresh fruit and vegetables, from local farms around Nice, fill the remarkable dishes served in an exceptional setting: a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. Quick, simple and original dishes characterize this menu, which takes the best of the Riviera and transforms it into delicious signature dishes. The menus vary from the Farmer’s Market option to the Discovery menu and, of course, also include a traditional menu. Avenue Princesse Grâce, 98000 Monaco + 377978065005 www.monte-carlo-beach.com


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THE NEW CONCEPT OF SPECIFIED SUBSTANCES:

A FAIR STEP FORWARD FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR SPORT By Giuseppe Bianchi (gblaw.mi@tin.it)

The FEI has changed the Equine Prohibited Substances List – effective since January 1st 2016 – by designating certain Banned Substances and Controlled Medication Substances as Specified Substances. This innovation has important consequences on the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCM Rules) which everyone involved in our sport should be aware of.

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o help us to understand this change, Anna Thorstenson, FEI Legal Counsel has accepted our invitation to answer a few questions.

Thank you very much Ms Thorstenson for answering our questions. How would you define the concept of Specified Substances? You are very welcome. We are very happy to have the chance to provide the equestrian community with more information on the Specified Substances concept. How it works is that the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List Group has identified certain Banned Substances and Controlled Medication Substances as Specified Substances. So, the substance in question remains as a Banned Substance or a Controlled Medication Substance (as the case may be), but has an additional description/designation as a Specified Substance. Specified Substances are those substances that have been identified by the List Group as being more likely to have been ingested by horses for a purpose other than the enhancement of sport performance: through a contaminated food substance or through environmental contamination for example. When the proposal was first made by the FEI as part of the rules revision process in 2015, we engaged in a consultation process with the FEI Veterinary Committee, the National Federations and other stakeholders and the feedback was positive so we went ahead with it and the concept was approved by the FEI National Federations at the FEI General Assembly in Puerto Rico in November 2015. The changes took effect on January 1st 2016. What is the purpose of the new category of substances? The purpose is to recognise that it is possible for certain substances to enter a horse’s system inadvertently and therefore to allow the FEI Legal Department and/ or the FEI Tribunal more flexibility when prosecuting a case or when making a sanctioning decision. The following wording was inserted as an explanation in the Equine Prohibited Substances List: “The Prohibited Substances that are identified as Specified Substances in the List below should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other Prohibited Substances. Rather, they are simply substances which are more likely to have been ingested by horses for a purpose other than the enhancement of sport performance: for example, through a contaminated food substance.” Are the Specified Substances less serious substances than other Prohibited Substances? No. Specified Substances are not necessarily less serious than other Prohibited Substances nor do they relieve Persons Responsible (PRs) of the strict liability rule that makes them responsible for all substances that enter a horse’s system. However, there is a greater likelihood that the presence of these substances in a horse’s system could be due a credible non- doping explanation. Can you give a few examples of a non-doping explanation? One clear example is when a substance occurs naturally in plants or flowers where

horses may be grazing for example and inadvertently enters the horse’s system this way. As another example, we know that Oripavine is a substance that can be found in poppy seeds and these poppy seeds may either be inadvertently ingested by a horse while out in the paddocks or may accidentally find their way into one of the ingredients of a horse’s feed. The FEI does not wish to unduly penalise athletes when a situation like this occurs. What are the main effects of the introduction of the concept of Specified Substances into the EADCMRs? There are two main effects. Where there is an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for a Banned Substance that is identified in the Equine Prohibited Substances List as a Specified Substance, the Provisional Suspension of the PR and the horse is not mandatory. The FEI’s practice is to impose a Provisional Suspension on the horse in cases involving a Banned Substance that is a Specified Substance and for the PR the FEI decides on a case by case basis, depending on the circumstances, whether or not to impose a Provisional Suspension on the PR. And the second main effect? The FEI Tribunal will have more flexibility in sanctioning. For a Banned Substance that is not a Specified Substance the base level period of Ineligibility will remain at 2 years. In those cases, if the PR proves No Significant Fault or Negligence the period of Ineligibility can only be reduced by half. However, where the Banned Substance is a Specified Substance and the PR can demonstrate No Significant Fault or Negligence the sanction can range from as low as a reprimand and no period of Ineligibility, up to the maximum Ineligibility period of 2 years (depending on the PR’s personal degree of Fault). For a Controlled Medication Substance that is not a Specified Substance the period of Ineligibility will remain as 6 months; subject to reduction depending on the degree of the PR’s fault. However, where the Controlled Medication is a Specified Substance and if the PR can demonstrate that he/she bears No Significant Fault or Negligence the sanction can again range from as low as a reprimand and no period of Ineligibility, up to the maximum 6 months Ineligibility period (depending on the PR’s personal degree of Fault). So, as you can see, the FEI Tribunal has much more scope to reduce the sanctions and impose a more appropriate sanction in cases involving Specified Substances; only of course if it is satisfied that the PR bears No Significant Fault or Negligence for the EADCM Rule violation. Obviously for both Banned Substance and Controlled Medication cases if the PR can demonstrate that he/she bears No Fault or Negligence the period of Ineligibility will always be zero regardless of whether the Substance was a Specified Substance or not. What has your experience been with Specified Substance cases since the concept was introduced in January 2016? We have been very pleased with the positive reaction of the equestrian community to the change. We find that PRs appreciate that the FEI has taken the step to introduce the concept of Specified Substances to reflect the reality that sometimes the presence of Prohibited Substances in a horse’s system can be due to a credible nondoping reason such as environmental contamination. The FEI Tribunal has found the increased flexibility in their sanctioning powers to be beneficial and allows it to reach fair decisions for all parties in cases involving Specified Substances.

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