In Lausanne, at International Olympic Committee, antidoping and contamination issues

Young riders have become professionals and aware of sensible issues as doping and contamination, they have learned what to be a PR (person responsible) really means.

Lisa N: " From contamination discussion I found enlightening the point of keeping a stable’s log book; moreover, must make sure feed and food supplements are provided by reliable sources".

Pieter: " I think it’s very imperative to involve your vet when deciding to give tour horses a supplement in the food, contamination is lurking".

Lisa U: "I learned from the anti-doping sessions that I really need to deeply check horses supplement before the use. Additionally, when buying the hay at the show, I always have to keep a sample of it, in case of testing; concerning the legal side, always ask for sample B!".

Jenny: "At FEI headquarters I really understood the importance of reliable feed and supplement suppliers. Knowing exactly what my horses are eating and the education of the support staff will help me if I am ever involved in a legal antidoping situation".

Chloe: " At the FEI headquarters, when hearing about equine anti-doping, I learnt about the importance of keeping records of treatment of your horses, so that in an unfortunate case of a positive testing, you have evidence of your diligence to avoid the situation". 

Dimme: " What I found crucial to know by anti-doping, is no matter what, the athlete is always the PR: the person responsible. Your horse can be tested and so can you! Contamination, use a reputable supplier ensure for your hay, feeds and supplements. When on tour and have to take food from the show, keep samples in a plastic bag and keep it in your truck, in case of testing. Never place a horse into a non-clean stable, particularly when travelling or at an event. Store your medication from the horse carefully and make sure it’s marked with the name of the horse that is intended for". 

 

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