A showing producer has been suspended for three months and ordered to pay a £500 fine and £2,000 in costs after a horse in his care tested positive for potassium bromide.
Light hunter Forever Faberge, produced by Peter Hodgkinson, was randomly selected for testing by a British Show Horse Association (BSHA) steward at Wales and West in August 2018. His blood sample indicated a “high level” of the controlled drug, an anti-convulsant which also has a sedative effect.
Potassium bromide was only added to the FEI equine prohibited substance list, on which BHSA bases its anti-doping rules, in January 2018 — making the case one of the first positives for the substance.
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