FEI Deplores Alleged Abuse of Horses at John Byrialsen Farms in Poland, Denmark

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The International Equestrian Federation has deplored alleged abuse of horses at the farms of John Byrialsen in Denmark and Poland.

The condition of horses at the two properties where John Byrialsen and his Viegaard Stud and Viegaard Sport Horses have stabled several hundred horses was first spotlighted by a video posted on youtube.com that showed horses at the Polish facility severely malnourished.

“The FEI is of course aware of the shocking events that are alleged to have taken place at properties owned by John Byrialsen in Poland and Denmark,” the FEI said in a statement in response to questions from dressage-news.com.

“Clearly it is completely unacceptable for horses to be subjected to such treatment.

“The matter is currently being investigated by the Polish and Danish authorities and although the FEI has no jurisdiction over this case, we will be kept up to date with the situation through the relevant National Federations.

“The FEI hopes that this sad situation is resolved as soon as possible.”

Veterianarians removed up to 50 horses from the Polish facility and police followed up with an investigationof the Danish stu

the “The FEI is of course aware of the shocking events that are alleged to have taken place at properties owned by John Byrialsen in Poland and Denmark. Clearly it is completely unacceptable for horses to be subjected to such treatment.

“The matter is currently being investigated by the Polish and Danish authorities and although the FEI has no jurisdiction over this case, we will be kept up to date with the situation through the relevant National Federations.

“The FEI hopes that this sad situation is resolved as soon as possible.”

Police and animal inspectors who went to the Danish property found what was described as “minor neglect”–15 underwieght horses, nine requiring farrier help for hoof care and one needing care for an eye infection.

According to the inspectors the findings were nowhere near what has been shown from the Posodowa farm in Poland.