FEI meeting turns its attention to doping

November 19, 2009

Delegates at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) meeting in Denmark will turn their attention to the sport's drug problems tonight (NZ time).

Members will consider proposals including beefing up stable security at events, rider education about banned substances and even creating an independent investigations unit.

Doping controversy has dogged major equestrian events in recent years, including at the Beijing Olympics.

The FEI created a Clean Sport Commission in its efforts to clean up the equestrian disciplines under its jurisdiction.

Its aim is to have no failed dope tests at the 2012 London Olympics.