World horse sport’s governing body the FEI says it has resolved its differences with the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC), averting a hearing before the FEI bureau.

The row started when the FEI rejected the IDRC’s nominee for the FEI dressage committee, Wayne Channon.

When two other riders joined the contest, the IDRC excluded them from membership. The FEI duly threatened to suspend the IDRC.

But on 4 June, FEI’s Ingmar de Vos said the matter had been resolved in an “amicable way”.

Kyra Kyrklund will be the athletes’ representative to the FEI dressage committee until a full time appointment is made.

“We are delighted we have reached agreement so that athletes’ voices can be heard before the Olympics,” said Kyra.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (14 June 2012)