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April 23, 2014

Paget Loses Burghley Win In Partial Decision By FEI Tribunal

As a result of a positive test for the banned substance reserpine, the FEI ruled that Jock Paget and Clifton Promise will lose their 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI**** title. Photo by Kat Netzler.

The Fédération Equestre Internationale Tribunal has issued a partial decision in the case of Clifton Promise, ridden by New Zealand eventer Jonathan “Jock” Paget.

Clifton Promise tested positive to the banned substance reserpine at the 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials CCI**** (England) in September.

Paget, as the Person Responsible, accepted that the banned substance had been found in the horse and requested that the FEI Tribunal, prior to a full hearing, rule separately on the automatic disqualification from Burghley.

The Tribunal ruled that Clifton Promise and Paget are disqualified from their placing at Burghley and that all points and prize money won at the event by Clifton Promise must be forfeited.

As a result of this decision, the Burghley placings, rider rankings and FEI Classics standings have been amended.

The full hearing of the Clifton Promise case is scheduled for June 3, after which a final decision will be issued by the FEI Tribunal.

The text of the partial decision is available here.

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