Riders warned over doping ban

By: Horse Deals

Riders warned over doping ban
Riders warned over doping ban
The FEI are warning riders that they face a two-year ban if banned substances are discovered in their horse’s system.
The warning came at the riders’ briefing before the start of five days of competition in Geneva (SUI) as part of the FEI’s drive to raise awareness of the Clean Sport Campaign.
The Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping and Driving Finals are the first major competitions since the new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations and Veterinary Regulations came into effect on 5 April 2010.
Riders were provided with Clean Sport Information packs containing an updated Athlete’s Guide and a brochure outlining How Testing Works, both of which are also available online at www.feicleansport.org. These publications have been sent to all National Federations for distribution to stakeholders.
"We want to provide all those involved in our sport, and especially our athletes, with all the necessary tools for the best possible understanding of the new Regulations," said FEI veterinary director Graeme Cooke.
Dr Harald Müller, FEI executive director education and standards, also guided riders through the use of the Prohibited Substances Database, which provides clear guidance on the substances included in the Equine Prohibited Substances List