Would you and your horse pass the test?
If you are competing at affiliated national or international level it is vital that you understand the rules and guidance surrounding anti-doping for both you, your horse and any horses that you compete on, as either yourself or your horse(s) could be tested.
Do you know that the rider is always the responsible person even if they don’t own or look after the horse should the horse have a positive test? However, others such as the owner and coach can be brought into the investigation.
Do you know that if you are banned in one affiliated discipline then you are banned from competing in all affiliated disciplines?
Not knowing isn’t an excuse!
Anti-doping rules exist to protect the health and welfare of athletes both human and equine, at the same time as protecting the integrity of the sport itself and ensuring a level playing field.
Do you know the difference between a banned substance and controlled medication, detection times and withdrawal times?
Cross contamination? How this can easily and accidently happen between equines, human to human and human to equine.
What's in the bag? Are your feed and supplement manufacturers helping to reduce the risk of disqualification by being part of the BETA NOPS scheme?
What happens if something goes wrong and you or your horse have a positive result? Advice and guidance on how to protect yourself, from keeping batch numbers from feed sacks, wormers and fly spray, to feed samples, keeping feed locked away from others to knowing what medication other equines turned out with your horse may have been prescribed.
Our excellent speakers will give you an overview of what you need to know and sign post you to where you can go to find out more information:
- Alistair Love, BVSc Cert AVP(EP) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner, Clevedale Vets
- Anna Welch, BVSc, BSc, MRCVS, Veterinary Nutritional Director TopSpec
- Dr Lesley Davidson, Head of Clinical Pharmacy at South Tyneside & Sunderland BHS Trust, PHD in Clinical Pharmacy & involved with the pharmacy team running up to London 2012 Olympics
- Natasha Andrews, Equine Barrister, BHS APC.
This evening is aimed at riders, owners and coaches and will count towards CPD for BHS APCs.
Online via Starleaf
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Cost: £10 per person