Statement regarding Oliver Townend

The British Equestrian Federation and its World Class Programme take athlete and horse welfare very seriously.

Following the events at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, where there was over-use of the whip on Cooley SRS and Ballaghmor Class by Oliver Townend, the BEF support the sanction given by the FEI Officials during the event, and the statement issued by British Eventing. 

Oliver has posted a statement on his website, accepting the warning and apologising to his fans and connections. As a Programme athlete, the World Class Programme team are working closely with Oliver to ensure that this behaviour is addressed appropriately. 

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