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October 1, 2014

Show jumping

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Owner suspended for horse’s death

By Kim Mandel
Herald staff
Jorge Martínez, the businessman accused of shooting his horse Oki Doki Z, has been suspended for eight months by the Argentine Equestrian Federation (FEA).

There was an uproar last January as social networks buzzed with charges against Martínez accusing him of shooting the horse after it threw him.

After a three month investigation the FEA based their decision on “his negligent behaviour in the public communication about the horse’s death. Kelly Collard Bovy, who rides for Martínez was also suspended eight months “for her seriously culpable participation in the public communication regarding Oki Doki Z’s death.”

The suspension will run from the date of the first temporary suspension until next September 17th.

The FEA also issued a written reprimand to lawyer Dr. Carlos Diego Córdoba, for “using inappropriate language in his written accusation.” Candelaria Tinelli, daughter of the well-known television personality, was also “reprimanded for failing to testify despite numerous requests.” She used her Facebook and Twitter accounts to publicly accuse Martínez of shooting the horse.

FEA President Jorge Gabriel said a copy of the certificate and testimony by Dr. Hugo Scipioni declaring he had euthanized the horse would be sent to the Buenos Aires Province Council of Professional Veterinaries.

DOPAZO WINS AGAIN. After taking the show jumping title at La Rural last Sunday, Martín Dopazo was back in the winner’s circle, this time with Shakiro at the Club Hípico Argentino. The last to go in the 1.50m jump-off, Dopazo and the talented chestnut gelding crossed the timers in 37.12 to beat out the speedy duo of Leandro Moschini on Caballos Gama Zarello Z by a slim 0.12.

The winner also earned the Armando Pugliese Trophy for the best home club rider.

Marcelo Cerisola had a surprise third place finish aboard the excellent mare Tamanaco Zalina Z (39.85), usually ridden by Felipe Fuentes. Luis Biraben placed fourth, with Casparo (40.57) followed by Dopazo on Crepe Z in the fastest time, 35.68, but a knockdown dropped him to fifth.

The show continues today at 9am and finishes tomorrow at 4pm with a 1.45m competition for the Col. Argentino Molinuevo Trophy.

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