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Clean Sport on Dope - Introduction

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Added on: 11.12.2009


The International Equestrian Federation (FEI), an institution that is supposed to safeguard ethics of equestrian sport, has once again passed another shocking decision.

After FEI experts made up their minds on a 'training' method called 'hyperflexion' or 'rollkur' (in short: it can be used, but not for a long time), another shocking decision concerns the adoption of the so-called 'progressive list' of banned substances. This means that it will be allowed to give competing horses certain substances (including bute) that were previously banned. Fortunately most National Federations (FN), including Polish FN, protest against this decision.

Please find more information under links below:

Petition against the progressive list.
Q and A concerning the progressive list
Statement of British Equestrian Federation
Article in Horse and Hound
Two articles presenting what vets thinks of the progressive list: 1 and 2 (click on numbers)

A wrap-up on the issue ofthe progressive list