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Appendix J

Horses taking part in a competition must be healthy and compete on their inherent merits. The use of a Prohibited Substance might influence a horse’s performance or mask an underlying health problem and could falsely affect the outcome of a competition.

The equine anti-doping rules of Eventing Ireland are the National Rules of Horse Sport Ireland, in particular, without limitation, National Rules 1.2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (see link) HSI Anti-Doping (please scroll down page) and the Appendix, as may be amended from time to time, and these National Rules are and shall be construed as the rules of Eventing Ireland and apply to and are effective and binding on all Eventing Ireland Members and by participating in Horse Sport at the national level, all members shall be deemed to have agreed to be bound by and to comply strictly with the applicable National Rules.

The list of Prohibited substances has been compiled to include all categories of pharmacological action.   Eventing Ireland complies Horse Sport Ireland Equine Anti-Doping and Equine Controlled Medical Rules and with the FEI Veterinary Rule on Prohibited Substances.

The list can be found at:

The changes to the FEI Equine Prohibited list (EPSL) that will come into force on 1 January 2019 can found here.

If your horse is on medication, please check with your vet prior to entering an event to make sure the substance is not prohibited.  An Equine TUE (Theraputic Use Exemption) Form must be completed by the treating Veterinarian and submitted by fax or email to Horse Sport Ireland before 10am on the last working day prior to the start of the Competition.  This will be forwarded to Eventing Ireland.   It is also recommended you bring a copy of the ETUE with you to the event.   

All horses who have failed anti-doping will be published on the HSI website HERE

Please note: As per Eventing Ireland Rule 22.2: Should a Passport not accompany any Horse/Pony and the Horse/Pony is selected for an Anti-Dope Test a fine imposed in this instance will be €200.00.

Equine Anti-Doping at national events can take place at any time.

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