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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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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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Five Borrowed Horses Fail Dope Tests in UAE Endurance

Five endurance horses loaned to foreign nationals for rides in the UAE this winter have failed dope tests, with half the 2017-2018 desert season still to go. According to listings recently updated by the FEI, there have been more three…

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