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The FEI has put a lot of resource and effort into looking closely at doping and medication issues in equestrian sport. These efforts began when several Athletes came to the FEI President and explained to her that they were confused by the current rules and wanted a better system because they were firmly committed to clean sport. This initiative from the Athletes led first to the creation of the Clean Sport Commission chaired by Professor Ljungqvist and then ultimately to the Stevens Commission chaired by Lord Stevens.

The FEI’s new anti-doping regulation system, which we are very proud of, brings together the viewpoints and expertise of the entire FEI Family and the professional recommendations of both the Ljungqvist and Stevens Commissions (now called the "Joint-Commissions"). It is built around the fact that the vast majority of you – the Athletes – compete with horses free of Prohibited Substances and want a clean sport so that everyone is judged on a fair and level playing field.

In order to demystify the complexities of the new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs), we have produced an Athlete’s Guide, which explains the key provisions of the regulations in easy-to-understand language. You can read the Athlete’s Guide by clicking on the link in the Download Centre on the left-hand side of this page. You can also check out the EADCMRs in the Resource Centre.

The FEI is pleased with the progress made at events under the new rules implemented in 2010. The current approach has been maintained into 2011. Approval was given at the 2010 General Assembly (Taiwan, November 2010) for updates to be made to some FEI regulations for 2011. Modifications to both the FEI Veterinary Regulations (12th ed.) and the FEI EADCMRs (1st ed.) will come into effect on 3 January 2011 and the 2011 FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List on 4 April 2011. These documents can be found in the Download and Resource Centres for review.