A Dope test was taken on the pony, GOLDEN TASSET, at the 2016 Royal International Horse Show.
The analysis was positive, the sample contained flunixin.
At the BSPS Disciplinary Committee meeting held on 27th.September the following penalties were imposed:-
1) The owner Mr L Bowen was suspended for a period of 1 year from all or any of the rights and privileges of membership of the BSPS and fined £1000.
2) The Pony, Golden Tasset, has been disqualified from its placings at 2016 Royal International Horse Show, and is suspended from being entered or shown or otherwise taking part in any affiliated Show for a period of 3 months.
3) The Owner is also required to pay the dope testing fee of £1128
The period of suspension runs from 27th September 2016.
Mr. Bowen has the right to appeal to the Stewards against the decision of the Disciplinary Committee
No prohibited substances were found in the Dope Tests sent for analysis from the following ponies:-
2016 The Royal International Horse Show:-
Mrs. J. Price’s - Greyland Stardust.
2016 BSPS Summer Championships :-
Ms V Ringer’s – Ritic Valley Blue Topaz