Equine Anti-Doping

The equine anti-doping and controlled medication information provided here aims to equip everyone involved with competition horses with all of the information they need to ensure that they and their horses remain within the rules.

The equine anti-doping and controlled medication rules exist to protect the welfare of the horses and ponies competing in equestrian sport, aswell as protecting the integrity of the sport itself and ensuring a level playing field.

The BEF’s equine anti-doping and controlled medication rules, known as BEFAR, apply to all horses and ponies competing at ANY LEVEL under national rules in the FEI sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para dressage, showjumping, reining and vaulting.

BEFAR are, so far as is possible, a replica of the Federation Equestre Internationale’s (FEI) equine anti-doping and controlled medication regulations (EADCMR).  In order for Great Britain to continue to participate on the world stage in the FEI disciplines, we were compelled to adopt this mirror image of the FEI EADCMR and did so from January 2012.

This includes the adoption of the full FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List, as amended by the FEI from time to time, and its application to all horses and ponies competing in any competition affiliated to one of our FEI member bodies at any level.

Horse Health

Key Links

> FEI CleanSport Equine Prohibited Substances Database App


You can now check the substances list via your smartphone or tablet! Check out the FEI CleanSport Equine Prohibited Substances Database App

BEFAR and its associated testing programme are managed and administered centrally on behalf of the Member Bodies from the BEF offices at Abbey Park, Warwickshire.

For further information on regulations for international competition including the FEI Equine Anti-Doping Medication Control and Prohibited Substances Policies see the BEF Rulebook and the FEI website.

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