Prohibited substance cases under FEI anti-doping rules 

12 Jul 2018

The FEI has today announced one human and two equine prohibited substances cases.

The two equine cases involve *Banned Substances, one of which is also a **Specified Substance, under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).

The horses in both cases have been provisionally suspended for two months.

The athlete in the first equine case has been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal renders its decision.

The athlete in the second equine case has not been provisionally suspended as the Banned Substance is also a Specified Substance:


Horse: Trynytee Des Aunetes (FEI ID 104U194/FRA)

Person Responsible: Sarah Marcel Dirickx (FEI ID 10095832/FRA)

Event: CSI1* - La Baule (FRA), 17-20.05.2018

Prohibited Substances: O-Desmethyl Venlafaxine (*Banned Substance)

Date of notification: 11 July 2017


Horse: Tarysmart (FEI ID 105YW97/AUT)

Person Responsible: Fabiano Cestari (FEI ID 10165869/ITA)

Event: CRI3* - Wiener Neustadt (AUT), 17.05.2018

Prohibited Substances: Oripavine (*Banned Substance, also classed as a **Specified Substance), Morphine (Controlled Medication, also classed as a **Specified Substance)  

Date of notification: 11 July 2017


The third case involves a Banned Substances under the FEI’s Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA). The athlete has been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal renders its decision:

Athlete: Paulo Sergio Mateo Santana Filho (FEI ID: 10027830/ESA)

Event: CSI5* - Calgary, Spruce Meadows, (CAN), 06-10.06.2018

Prohibited Substances: Boldenone, Pregnanediol

Date of notification: 11 July 2017


Details on these cases can be found here.


Notes to Editors

FEI Equine Prohibited Substances

The FEI Prohibited Substances List is divided into two sections - *Banned Substances and Controlled Medication. 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 (with the exception of certain cases involving a Banned Substance, which is also a Specified Substance). The horse is suspended for two months. Information on all substances is available on the searchable FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database.

**Specified Substances

The FEI introduced the concept of Specified Substances in 2016. Specified Substances should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other Prohibited Substances (i.e. whether Banned or Controlled). 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.

FEI Clean Sport - human athletes

The FEI is part of the collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport led by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The aim of this movement is to protect fair competition as well as athlete health and welfare.

WADA’s Prohibited List identifies the substances and methods prohibited in- and out-of-competition, and in particular sports. The substances and methods on the List are classified by different categories (e.g., steroids, stimulants, gene doping).

As a WADA Code Signatory, the FEI runs a testing programme for human athletes based on WADA’s List of Prohibited List of Substances and Methods and on the Code-compliant FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA).

For further information, please consult the Clean Sport section of the FEI website here.