Articles - Anti-Doping


Wellington-Based Show Jumper Banned Four Years for Steroids Offence

Paulo Sergio Mateo Santana Filho, a show jumping rider sampled at Spruce Meadows, has been suspended a record four years for a human doping offence.

Settlements Reached in Three Riders’ Anti-doping Cases

The FEI Tribunal has ratified agreements in three riders’ anti-doping cases between the athletes and the FEI, the global governing body for equestrian sport

Round Up of Recent Endurance Doping Case Rulings

A summary of five recent doping case rulings made by the FEI Tribunal in the sport of endurance racing involved banned substances and controlled medications

2012 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List

The FEI, following approval by the FEI Bureau, has announced a small number of changes to its 2011 Equine Prohibited Substance List. These changes, which will be included in the 2012 List and will come into effect on January 1st, are summarised here

FEI Investigation of Jonathon Millar Drug Testing Sample

Equine Canada has been advised by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) that it is investigating a sample from Canadian athlete Jonathon Millar, taken during a routine competition drug test. Article 14.2 of the FEI’s Anti-Doping Rules for

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 after her horse tested positive for a banned substance.

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.

Vet Administered Colic Medication Leads to Positive Drug Test

A Belgian jumper who turned down a “fast-track” fine for a colic-related controlled medication violation has been suspended for six months.


First Trainers Automatically Sanctioned Under New Anti-doping Rules

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


Rider Dope Testing to Increase in FEI Sports Next Year

Drug testing of FEI riders is set to increase in 2019, with blood tests introduced for the first time, as per World Anti-Doping Agency requirements.