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BSPS DOPE TESTING REPORT 2018

Posted: Mon 22nd October 2018

The Dope testing programme began this year at the Winter Championships where ponies were  randomly selected for testing. I also attended BSPS Area 3A, Area 4B, Area7 , NCPA Notts/ Lincs ( PP Royal International qualifiers) The Royal International Horse Show (where I was also asked to oversee the Dope testing for the British Show Horse Society)….The BSPS Summer Championships as well as The Heritage Championships. I am pleased to report that out of twelve tests taken all came back negative. 


The FEI update their website in January. The British Show Pony Society adhere to the prohibited substance list of the FEI which includes both banned and controlled substances. All competitors and owners should check the list every January for any new additions. If a horse or pony needs veterinary attention and subsequent medication, there should be a discussion with the vet if the equine is to be shown. Drug clearance times from the animal’s system may vary, so the onus is on the competitor/owner to ask this question. 


Dope testing is a costly business! Each kit for testing costs £27.50. If the samples are then sent to Newmarket there is a further cost of £250.00 . If there is an “irregularity” found in the sample then the sample is taken for further detailed analysis at an additional cost of £600.00. These are 2018 prices. 


The British Show Pony Society along with The Show Horse Society are two of the most pro-active showing societies in the Dope Testing area. Dope Testing Officers for these Societies often test at Major Shows for each other.


 We are not secretive about testing, but try to be as confidential as possible until results arrive at the BSPS head office. Results are then posted on the website, usually within 2 weeks of posting the sample to the LGC in Newmarket.


I would like to ask ALL members to please read SECTION D of the rule book, Dope testing and sampling procedure every year as rules may change! 


Dope Testing Officer is not the most popular job but someone has to do it!! Most people are very accepting and pleased that the BSPS has raised the profile and become more active in trying to make it a level playing field for all competitors. 


Finally, to dispel any misconceptions in order conduct a valid test a vet does not have to be present  and a stable isn’t always necessary!!!!!!


DAWN CHRISTIE 


(BSPS Dope Testing Steward)


 

2018 BSPS HERITAGE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW - CLASS NUMBERS

Posted: Fri 12th October 2018
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HORSE AND HOUND AWARDS 2018

Posted: Fri 12th October 2018
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AMENDMENTS TO YOUNG RIDERS & CHAMPIONSHIPS AT 2018 HERITAGE CH SHOW

Posted: Wed 10th October 2018
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CLARICE WHITEWAY MEMORIAL SERVICE - WEDNESDAY 17th October

Posted: Tue 9th October 2018

Clarice Whiteway Memorial Service - Wednesday 17th October 


 


The service is at 2.00pm at All Saints' Church in Odiham, with the wake at the Cricket Club afterwards.  


Parking at the church is pretty limited and suggested parking is at the cricket club and walking. It is not very far.

2018 HERITAGE DRESSAGE TIMES

Posted: Tue 9th October 2018
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