We have a new statement from the FEI this morning regarding their investigation into the way that the injury to Amy Tryon’s horse Le Samurai was handled. The horse was euthanized a few days after the event. The FEI’s public statement reads:
The FEI has now received the official reports and video footage regarding the case of alleged abuse involving rider Amy Tryon (USA) and horse Le Samurai which occurred on 28 April 2007 at CCI 4* Lexington. The FEI has notified Ms Tryon through the USEF of her right to be heard before a panel of the FEI Tribunal, which has been constituted to address the matter after it was referred to the Tribunal by the FEI Secretary General further to the applicable rules. Ms Tryon’s response and that of the Tribunal panel will determine whether and when a hearing will be scheduled.