The Fédération Equestre International has announced that two horses competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have tested positive for controlled medication substances. Controlled medication substances are regularly used to treat horses, but they aren’t allowed in competition in order to maintain a level playing field.
Samples taken on Aug. 29 from event horse Qalao des Mers, ridden by Maxime Livio of France came back positive for acepromazine (Ace). Acepromazine is a sedative. Qalao des Mers finished fifth individually and was a member of the fourth-placed French team.