Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) endurance events: riding speeds as a risk factor for elimination (2012-2015)

Bennet, E.D. and Parkin, T.D.H. (2018) Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) endurance events: riding speeds as a risk factor for elimination (2012-2015). Veterinary Journal, 236, pp. 37-43. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.04.012) (PMID:29871747)

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This study examined the association between riding speed and elimination in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) endurance events. A total of 35,061 horse starts from 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2015 were included in a multivariable logistic regression model containing 25 different risk factors. Riding speeds in individual stages (‘loops’) were included as individual risk factors in studying the progress of horses through loops 1 to 3 of each endurance ride. The possibility of real-time, ‘mid-ride’ predictive modelling was explored by modelling both riding speeds and sudden changes in speed between loops as potential risk factors. Faster riding speeds, especially during loops 1 and 2, were associated with deleterious outcomes. Furthermore, sudden drops in riding speed during loop 3 were associated with an increased likelihood of elimination.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the FEI, which funded this research.
Keywords:Equine endurance, failure to qualify, lameness, metabolic problems, riding speed.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parkin, Professor Tim and Bennet, Dr Euan
Authors: Bennet, E.D., and Parkin, T.D.H.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > SF600 Veterinary Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Research Group:Equine Clinical Sciences
Journal Name:Veterinary Journal
Journal Abbr.:TVJ
ISSN (Online):1532-2971
Published Online:22 April 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Veterinary Journal 236: 37-43
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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