The FEI Tribunal has today, June 6, lifted the provisional suspensions of New Zealand’s Jonathan Paget and Australia’s Kevin McNab with immediate effect.
The two athletes had been provisionally suspended following positive tests on their horses, Clifton Promise and Clifton Pinot, for the banned substance reserpine at the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (Great Britain) in September 2013.
The decision follows a specific request from the two athletes for the lifting of the provisional suspensions. The request was made during a two-day hearing before the FEI Tribunal in London, June 3-4.
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.
The FEI Tribunal disqualified Paget from the 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, which he won, in April.