The FEI have set up a very useful Clean Sport website (www.fei.org/fei/cleansport).
We suggest you take a good look at the website and, at a minimum, look at the Athletes Guide and download a copy of the FEI Prohibited List.
> FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List 2016
> 2016 Equine Prohibited Substance List Changes
You need to make sure that your vet, grooms and other support personnel become familiar with what is and is not banned so that you can ensure that you will be fully compliant from that date. You should also draw to their attention the increased likelihood of them being included in legal proceedings should a positive test occur.
A Medication Logbook must be kept for each horse recording the date, substance and dosage of all treatments administered to the horse which involve a prohibited substance and details of the person who administered the treatment. This Logbook can be inspected by the FEI Tribunal if a violation of the Rules is alleged.
Top 10 things you need to know about FEI Clean Sport
The Regulations are divided into two sections, with the approach to Banned Substances (doping) stricter than the previous rules while the rules governing Controlled Medication Substances are more flexible to compensate for the realities of competition
ETUEs are no longer available for Banned (doping) Substances
While the rider of the Horse is still the "Person Responsible" and therefore strictly liable, the new regulations call for greater focus on support personnel as potential "Additional Persons Responsible"
There will be a presumption of a two-year ban on any PR who has violated the Equine Anti-Doping Rules (i.e. involving a Banned Substance)
The PR now has the opportunity to have the B Sample tested at a different lab from the one that tested the A Sample and to have a witness throughout the entire laboratory analyzing process
The FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List clearly names all the substances not allowed in competition whilst under FEI rules. There will be a minimum of 3 months notice before a new substances is added to the List for the next year. See www.feicleansport.org
Within the List, there are two categories, Banned Substances which have no common legitimate use in equines, and Controlled Medications, which have common uses, but are not allowed whilst in FEI competition
A record of medications given at any time from the FEI Equine Prohibited substances List must now be kept, whether in competition or outside. All that is required is to record the date, place, active substance used, the person responsible and the treating veterinarian (if applicable)
Laboratory Detection Levels for substances at all laboratories are set at fair and equal levels
Any suspicions of a lack of integrity in the sport can be reported directly to the FEI or to the Equestrian Community Integrity Unit