Jock Paget and Kevin McNab can return to competing following a decision by the FEI tribunal to lift their temporary suspensions.

The riders were both suspended after their horses Clifton Promise and Clifton Pinot, tested positive for the banned substance reserpine at Burghley Horse Trials last September.

In a statement the FEI said:

“The FEI Tribunal has today lifted the provisional suspensions of Jonathan Paget (NZL) and Kevin McNab (AUS) with immediate effect. The 2 athletes had been provisionally suspended following positive tests on their horses, Clifton Promise and Clifton Pinot, for the banned substance Reserpine at Burghley (GBR) in September 2013.

“The decision follows a specific request from the 2 athletes for the lifting of the provisional suspensions. The request was made during a 2-day hearing before the FEI Tribunal in London (GBR) on 3-4 June.

“The lifting of the provisional suspensions is a preliminary decision. The FEI Tribunal’s final decision in both cases will be issued at a later date.”