Working together to make Rio 2016 a clean and successful Games

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are now very closed, and all the selected riders are working very hard to be there, with their horses, at their best possibility form.



It is important to keep informed on FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games visiting the following FEI web site link:

It also very important whether you are a groom, rider, coach or official, that you understand the anti-doping system. One positive drug test can cost much more than a placing at an event, it can be absolutely devastating to a rider’s career. The FEI has a dedicated web site on this subject and you can click the link below anytime:

The IJRC is working and worked a lot on this subject, in particular regarding the violation caused by food and contamination, where one of the most important new, it is that it is no longer required the immediate provisional suspension of the athlete, in order to avoid mistake that can affect the image and carrier of a rider, and to give the FEI Tribunal, more flexibility when prosecuting a case, or when imposing sanctions in contamination cases.

Indeed for the public and the media doping means in fact the action of deliberately taking (respectively administering) a product with the objective to modify the performance of an athlete, no matter if human or equine. Therefore, for the broad public the clear intention to cheat still exists even though they are about cases associated with involuntary food contamination and with no modification of the performance of the horse at all considering the dose rate ingested. So all the actors involved in equestrian sport have to be informed very well about all the doping world.

You can watch these 2 videos below to improve your knowledge of the doping and of process of an anti-doping test for a horse from the selection of the horse to the testing at FEI laboratories:


Anti-doping programme for all equestrian athletes

How testing works - FEI Anti Doping Programme