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FEI adjourns Hoy and Brugman’s alleged ‘spiked boots’ case


  • THE FEI has adjourned its hearing into alleged abuse of the horse by event riders Andrew Hoy and Madeleine Brugman, which took place at Lausanne yesterday (Thursday).

    Riders and stewards allege that Ms Brugman rode Sundancer 6 at Barroca d’Alva CCI*** in Portugal (8-12 March) in illegal spiked boots (news, 20 March).

    Mr Hoy also attended the hearing as her trainer and it is alleged that he was aware of the use of the boots.

    The tribunal heard from several witnesses by video conference and telephone and there was not time for the parties to complete their closing arguments, so a telephone conference has been scheduled for next week.

    The FEI should issue its decision within 30 days of this teleconference.

    Both Mr Hoy and Miss Brugman deny the charges against them.

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