But USEF needs to start applying harsher penalties for those caught multiple times, no matter who they are. I'd like to see a three stikes and you are out for a year rule plus a huge fine.
If you look at the USEF Hearing commitee reports many BNT trainers appear on the lists yet they rarely even get a suspension. The fines are so small that they come under the heading of 'cost of doing business'.
Yes it costs a lot to have vets on hand to test. However in the NE there are many C rated one day shows. In fact most of the shows fall in this category. Some of them go 20 years in between having any drug testing. One guess what happens. LOL
But I'm not sure what your comment about off site barns refers to. If the horse is showing and meets the criteria for whatever the testers have selected it will get tested regardless if it's stabling on the show grounds or not.
There is a rule change proposal that would allow horsse to have some expression in hunter classes. That would be a step in the right direction. But somehow I think the 'old boys' club will stop this change.
I've been showing for a lot longer than most people on this board. Most of my horses end up in the jumper ring because I can not condone drugging or LTD ( Lunge till Dead).