The arbitration concerned a protest lodged by Horse Sport Ireland and Cian O’Connor following an incident during the team final at the FEI European Jumping Championships held in Aachen, Germany in August 2015, which counted as final qualifying event for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The incident involved a member of the ground staff during O’Connor’s round. The FEI Appeal Committee’s decision of 22 August 2015 confirmed an earlier decision taken by the Ground Jury at the Aachen championships in which the protest lodged by the Irish team was dismissed and a ruling was given that the results obtained on the course that day would stand.
(President), Mr Philippe Sands QC, UK, and Mr Nicholas Stewart QC, UK, who held a hearing at the CAS headquarters on 16 December 2015.
The CAS Panel has issued only its decision today, without the grounds, which will follow in the