Andy Kocher Suspended for 10 Years For Electric Spurs

Andy Kocher Suspended

The Fédération Equestre Internationale Tribunal has suspended U.S. show jumper Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualified him from eight events for using electric spurs on horses. He also has been fined $10,889 and ordered to pay costs of $8,166. Kocher was first investigated in June 2020. In response to the FEI’s finding, Kocher released […]

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An Electrifying Finish?

The call them “Electric Jockeys,” riders who carry “buzzers” or “machines” that shock their horses. Patently illegal, this is a practice that has been going on for decades, used in small and prestigious races. In the video above, the jockey in question, Roman Chapa, was riding Quiet Acceleration in The $50,000 Richard King Turf Stakes. […]

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