01 Jun 2021

An update on current anti-doping advice.

Members of all affiliates including Dressage Ireland are liable to testing in competition. Only those International competitors nominated by FEI are liable to testing out of competition. FROM 2021 ANY COMPETITOR MAY BE TESTED AT NATIONAL OR LOCAL LEVEL EVENTS.  For a summary of prohibited substances please click on the following link at Sport Ireland.

NB CHANGES FOR 2021 – IN PARTICULAR THE ADDITION OF TRAMADOL AND CODEINE, (Both commonly used for pain relief, e.g Zydol, Solpadol, Solpadeine) and intra articular or joint injections of steroids. Caffeine and Nicotine levels will also be monitored, however riders are patients too and prohibited substances may be used if a TUE is granted.  Please take time to read the Anti Doping data on HSI website especially Sport Ireland E learning programme. Remember a positive test can give you a four year ban from all competitive sport. Sport Ireland Wallet Cards are now available from Horse Sport Ireland.   TWENTY MINUTES OF YOUR TIME NOW COULD AVOID A FOUR YEAR BAN FROM ALL COMPETITIVE SPORT   For more information please contact