Riders will no longer receive 21 penalties for breaking a frangible pin on a cross-country course, the governing body for horse sport has announced.

Following an appeal by riders and British Eventing to the FEI’s eventing committee , the FEI bureau has changed the rule to allow the ground jury of an event to decide if penalties should be awarded.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (21 June 2012)