The FEI has announced an adverse analytical finding involving a prohibited substance.
Samples taken at the 100k CEI1* in Virton (BEL) on 4 September 2016 from the horse Houkoumi G (FEI ID 104XV97), ridden by Evelyne Stoffel (FEI ID 10128731) to third place, have returned positive for O-Desmethyl-Tramadol, a metabolite of Tramadol.
Tramadol, an opoid analgesic used for pain relief, is a banned substance under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).
The athlete has been provisionally suspended from the date of notification (12 October 2016). The horse has also been suspended for a two-month period.
Further details on this case can be found here
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 substances (doping), are substances that should never be found in the body of the horse.