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MBABANE – The Equestrian Federation of Eswatini (EFE) has received a major boost from the international federation.

According to the EFE President, Glenda Warburton, during their elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday at the Swazi Lizkhar Clubhouse, an announcement was made that Eswatini had received COVID-19 relief in the form of financial assistance.

“It was announced that the federation was granted an amount of CHF10 000 as part of a Covid-19 relief project funded by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Solidarity Programme,” she said.



CHF10 000, is money in Swiss currency formally referred to as the Switzerland Franc, which is equivalent to E169 156.84.

“Members were reminded that Glenda Warburton, the president, is a member of the FEI Solidarity Committee, and thus well-placed to benefit EFE,” she said.

The president further disclosed, through a communiqué, that details of how these funds will be used to regenerate their sport will be refined according to the guidelines set by FEI by the incoming committee, and the plan presented to the membership in mid-December.

Meanwhile, EFE has joined the entire world to celebrate a decade of equestrian excellence.

According to a statement sent by Warburton, public voting for the special edition FEI Awards 2020 was now open. “If you had the chance to choose, who would be your favourites from the winners over the past decade of FEI Awards? Well now you have that opportunity! In a year when our sport has been brought to a standstill by the pandemic, we are looking back through the years and giving you the chance to pick the best of the best from the five FEI Awards categories,” reads the communiqué in part. 

This year the winners in each of the five categories will be chosen entirely by the public and votes can be cast on FEI.org until November 22. Winners will be announced the second week of December.

There are 55 nominees representing 19 nations across the following five award categories: Longines FEI Rising Star; Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete; Cavalor FEI Best Groom; FEI Against All Odds; and FEI Solidarity.

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