FEI Prohibited Substances Database

Purpose of the Prohibited Substances Database

The intention is to help identify which substances are prohibited under FEI regulations, and to facilitate the distinction between the use of routine, legitimate medication referred to as Controlled Medication Substances which is not allowed during competition and deliberate and calculated doping to affect a horse’s performance, referred to as Banned Substances. Inappropriate use of substances is a threat to the health and Welfare of the Horse and would not create a level playing field for all in our sport.

In the Prohibited Substances Database information, such as the definition of a substance, its common usage and some trade names are available. Please be aware that the list of trade names is non-exhaustive but it reflects the most popular trade names in certain countries. The trade names used may be different in your country and it is therefore imperative that you always use the database to verify active ingredients of a product, rather than its trade names.

Please also be aware that if a substance has the same chemical structure or biological effect as a substance on the List, it is also prohibited in a similar way to the substances listed by name on the List. We would like to emphasise that riders should collaborate with their Veterinarians concerning any products they would wish to administer.

Although the FEI has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within the Website is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness.


Prohibited Substances Database Library & References
Online Prohibited Substances Database