FACING DISCIPLINARY ACTION
IGNASI CASAS VAQUE has been “relieved” of his FEI endurance duties while facing as yet unspecified disciplinary actions for his behaviour at WEG.
He was chef d’equipe of the Spanish team, who were in gold position when the ride was stopped because of the number of distressed horses being referred to the clinic.
On Facebook Live, Casas Vaque was seen at the centre of ugly scenes, and can be clearly heard threatening the ground jury president Jean-Pierre Allegret. Police were called.
Dr Casas Vaque is also expected to explain why he wore a number tabard allocated to the groom of another team.
Decisions are still being made about the discipline of other officials and participants, following an investigation into the false start and other incidents by the FEI’s Equine Community Integrity Unit.