The FEI executive board has issued a statement requesting the immediate resignation of the entire FEI dressage committee.

The request for the committee’s resignation follows “a series of issues indicating the current committee’s lack of flexibility on certain key matters”, according to the FEI.

The executive board claims that “the committee has been seen to work in isolation, not fully representing the interests of the dressage community as a whole”.

The FEI plans to put in place an interim solution to ensure the sound management of the sport while it reviews the strategic direction of the sport.

Read the FEI dressage committee’s letter to Princess Haya.

Read Princess Haya’s letter of response to the committee.

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Read industry reaction to this decision in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound, on sale 6 November, ’08