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Jock Paget and Kevin McNab’s FEI tribunal into alleged doping finished today (4 June) in London — but a verdict could take weeks.

Both eventers have been suspended from competition after their horses, Clifton Promise and Clifton Pinot, tested positive for the banned substance reserpine at Burghley Horse Trials last September.

If either rider is found guilty they could face a minimum of a 2 year ban.

The case took place behind closed doors and any evidence given was confidential.

There has been growing frustration from Jock and the eventing world that it has taken 9 months for the tribunal to take place.

Jock said: “It has been a very long time to finally get to this day, I’ve been waiting a long time.

“Hopefully I’ll be back competing pretty soon.”

The president of Equestrian Sports New Zealand Chris Hodson said that it had not been possible to get a clear indication on when a verdict would be reached.

“It could be a number of weeks. It could be less than that. I would not expect it to be more,” he added.

He added that both Jock and Kevin were handling the process “remarkably”.

Watch H&H’s short video interview with Jock and Chris