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    Dope testing at the 2017 Summer Championships

    • October 2, 2017
    Dope testing at the 2017 Summer Championships

    Further to the National Pony Society Council’s decision to undertake dope testing at the 2017 Summer Championship Show, the following results can now be released. Three separate animals were randomly selected for testing.

    1.A sample taken as a random test from Inspector Montablano at the National Pony Society (NPS) Summer Championship Show showed the presence of acepromazine and hydroxyethylpromazine sulphoxide, a sedative.

    At a meeting of the NPS disciplinary panel on Thursday 14th September, producers Ms Smith & Mr Pitt were suspended until 31st December 2018 from “competing in any NPS affiliated class or at any NPS Shows”

    Inspector Montablano, who won the Ottergayle Supreme In Hand Show Hack & Riding Horse Final and was Reserve Champion Riding Horse Breeding at the NPS Summer Championships, has been disqualified from his placings there.

    Ms Smith & Mr Pitt are also required to pay the dope-testing fee of £1016.40.

    2. A sample taken as a random test from Rowfantina Royal Occasion at the National Pony Society (NPS) Summer Championship Show showed the presence of cetirizine, a drug used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

    At a meeting of the NPS disciplinary panel on Thursday 14th September, owner Mrs Burchell-Small was suspended until 31st December 2017 from “all or any of the rights and privileges of membership of the NPS”.

    Rowfantina Royal Occasion, who won the Horse of the Year Show Colne Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein Qualifier at the NPS Summer Championships, has been disqualified from his placing there, and suspended from all NPS-affiliated shows until 31st December 2017.

    Mrs Burchell-Small is also required to pay the dope-testing fee of £1016.40.

    3.In addition, a sample taken as a random test from Griashall Jamie at the National Pony Society Summer Championship Show returned a negative result.