BEF launches anti-doping programme

By: Horse Deals


BEF launches anti-doping programme
BEF launches anti-doping programme
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) World Class Programme, together with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, are hosting regional education days throughout March and April for riders and owners to find out more about the new FEI Equine Anti Doping and Medication Control rules which will be introduced on 5 April.

The days will help riders make sense of the new Equine Prohibited List, the new rules surrounding stewarding and security at events and medication log books. They are also open to owners of horses who compete or who are intending to compete in FEI competition.

Human drug testing will be increased in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, so the education days will also cover human anti doping issues with input from UK Anti Doping (UKAD) and BEF Chief Medical Officer, Dr Peter Whitehead.

The rules affect all riders at all affiliated levels and with some everyday substances appearing on the Human Prohibited List. Details about how to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) or making a Declaration of Use (DoU) for riders that require a prohibited substance due to a medical condition will form an important part of the human anti doping session.

Dates and venues are:

Monday 22 March, 9.30 -16.30hrs
Blackwell Grange Hotel, Blackwell Grange, Darlington, Yorkshire, DL3 8QH

Tuesday 23 March, 9.30 -16.30hrs
Ingliston Country Club and Equestrian Centre, Old Greenock Road, Bishopton, Glasgow, Scotland, PA7 5PA

Monday 12 April, 9.30 -16.30hrs
The Pitsford Centre, Moulton College, Moulton, Northamptonshire, NN3 7RR

Monday 26 April, 9.30 -16.30hrs
Aintree International Equestrian Centre, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS

Tuesday 27 April, 9.30 -16.30hrs
Barnett Hill A Sundial Group Venue, Wonersh, Guilford, Surrey, GU5 0RF

Wednesday 28 April, 12.30 19.30hrs
Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book a place, send an email entitled Anti Doping Education to Sophie Thomas (sophie.thomas@bef.co.uk) including your name, postal address, contact telephone number and the discipline in which you compete. Emails must be received no later than five days prior to the day that you wish to attend. Places will be confirmed by return email.

For more information visit www.bef.co.uk