Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Showing in the UK (so breed classes, show pony/show hunter pony classes not dressage) they dope test to FEI standards (So it isnt the FEI themselves testing, its normal the affiliated society using the FEI rules), unfortunatly they do not control the stables to the same standard and testing only tends to happen at big championships (So HOYS, BSPS summer, CHAPS champs etc). It is amazing the amount of people who dont come forwards for a class if the word gets round that they are testing (or that they are pulling for remeasuring but that is a whole other issue)!
Its very scarey getting pulled for a dope test because stables tend to be accessable to any competitor/groom so anyone could give your horse something!!
There was a case at a show down south where one mother had slipped the competitors ponies ACP!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT
Last edited by faye; 03-06-2013 at 12:53 PM.