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Prohibited substance cases under FEI anti-doping rules

Media updates
24 April 2018 Author: RGR

The FEI has announced the provisional suspension of a Trainer as an Additional Person Responsible in the case involving the horse Sohair de Bruyere:

Horse: Sohair Des Bruyere (FEI ID 104VK62/QAT)

Person Responsible: Elizaveta Minina (FEI ID 10140497/RUS)

Date of notification: 5 March 2018

Additional Person Responsible: Hassan Khamis Mohammed A Al Shahwani (FEI ID 10131286/QAT)

Date of notification: 23 April March 2018

Event: CEI2* 120 - Doha, Mesaieed (QAT)

Date of Event: 20/01/2018

Prohibited Substance(s): Testosterone


The FEI has also announced adverse analytical findings involving equine prohibited substances. The cases involve the use of *Banned Substances under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).


The athletes have been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal renders its decisions. The horses have been provisionally suspended for two months:


Horse: Thiyya Du Moriter (FEI ID 104KB15/UAE)

Person Responsible: Abdulla Rashid Al Naqbi (FEI ID 10032577/UAE)

Event: CEI2* 120 - Dubai (UAE)

Date of Event: 17/03/2018

Prohibited Substance(s): Trendione

Date of notification: 19 April 2018


Horse: Al Baaz (FEI ID 105KZ27/QAT)

Person Responsible: Hamad Fahaf A A Al Marri (FEI ID 10072903/QAT)

Event: CEI1* 100 - Doha, Mesaieed (QAT)

Date of Event: 17/03/2018

Prohibited Substance(s): Diisopropylamine

Date of notification: 19 April 2018


Details on these cases can be found here.

Information on the substances is available on the searchable FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database.


*Notes to Editors:

The FEI’s Prohibited Substances List is divided into two sections - Controlled Medication and *Banned Substances. Controlled Medication substances are those that are regularly used to treat horses, but which must have been cleared from the horse’s system by the time of competition. Banned (doping) substances should never be found in the body of the horse.

In the case of an adverse analytical finding for a Banned Substance, the Person Responsible (PR) is automatically provisionally suspended from the date of notification. The horse is suspended for two months.

The FEI has also introduced the concept of Specified Substances. Specified Substances should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other Prohibited Substances. Rather, they are simply substances which are more likely to have been ingested by horses for a purpose other than the enhancement of sport performance, for example, through a contaminated food substance. In the case of a positive for a specified substance, provisional suspension is not automatic.