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Show jumper Paulo Sergio Mateo Santana Filho has been suspended a record four years for a human doping offence.

Wellington-Based Show Jumper Banned Four Years for Steroids Offence

A show jumping rider sampled at Spruce Meadows has been suspended a record four years for a human doping offence. Wellington, Florida-based Paulo Sergio Mateo Santana Filho, better known as Paulo Santana, tested positive for the banned steroid Boldenone and…

Endurance trainers based in the Middle East face automatic sanctions after horses in their care tested positive to prohibited substances.

First Trainers Automatically Sanctioned Under New Anti-doping Rules

Endurance trainers based in the Middle East are the first to automatically face sanctions after horses in their care tested positive to prohibited substances. A new FEI rule came into effect on January 1st, joining endurance trainers alongside riders in…

Rider Dope Testing to Increase in FEI Sports Next Year

Dope testing of FEI riders is set to increase further in 2019, with blood tests introduced for the first time. Dr Peter Whitehead, chair of the FEI medical committee, announced the new strategy at the FEI General Assembly in Bahrain,…

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Vet Administered Colic Medication Leads to Positive Drug Test

A Belgian jumping rider who turned down a “fast-track” fine for a colic-related controlled medication violation has been suspended for six-months by the FEI Tribunal. Zachary de Lion Z , ride of Sybren De Pre, tested positive to the non-steroidal…

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Round Up of Recent Endurance Doping Case Rulings

Two endurance riders whose horses tested positive to Trometamol have been suspended for six months each – a reduced sanction for a banned substance because Trometamol is being re-classified as a controlled medication. The FEI Tribunal also noted that neither…

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Endurance Trainers to Face Automatic Suspension for Doping

Registered endurance trainers will be given automatic provisional suspensions when horses in their care test positive to prohibited substances, as the FEI beefs up measures to deal with ongoing doping issues in the Middle East. This in the first time…

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Two-year Doping Ban for Endurance Rider in ‘Feed Contamination’ Claim

A young Uruguayan endurance rider has been suspended for two years and fined 3,000 Swiss francs by the FEI Tribunal after her horse tested positive to a substance associated with lowering the heart rate. Victoria Goni, 22, argued vehemently that…

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Settlements Reached in Three Riders’ Anti-doping Cases

The FEI Tribunal has ratified agreements in three human anti-doping cases between the athletes and the FEI, global governing body for equestrian sport. The three US athletes, who were tested at the Ocala-Reddick CCI in Florida (USA) last November, were…

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Banned Jumper Claims Italians ‘Don’t Know Much’ About Anti-doping Rules

Banned anabolic steroid stanozolol is widely used in Italy, with jumping riders simply relying on their vets to prevent any anti-doping violations, it has been alleged. These assertions were made to the FEI Tribunal by Italian rider Valentina Isoardi in…

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FEI Clarifies Procedures in Anti-Doping Cases

In response to recent discussions in the equestrian community about the length of time that FEI anti-doping cases may take to prosecute, the FEI is keen to clarify its procedures. “It is the FEI’s role to ensure the full integrity…

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