USEF Statement on Suspension of U.S. Athletes at 2017 CIC3* Ocala-Reddick


From the US Equestrian Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – The FEI announced today a one-year period of ineligibility will be imposed on U.S. athletes Hannah Burnett, Jennie Brannigan, and Alyssa Phillips for the positive tests of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited Substances at the 2017 CIC3* Ocala-Reddick event.

The suspensions will be imposed from the date of sample collection on November 18, 2017. These athletes are suspended from participating in any FEI and USEF sanctioned activities in an official capacity, but can spectate, in accordance with FEI General Regulations Article 169.5.1.

Upon registering with the FEI as an athlete, U.S. athletes receive an email letter from USEF with information regarding Clean Sport. Beginning in 2018, these same letters are sent when athletes register or renew an FEI horse passport. Athletes are reminded to read the information they receive when registering with the FEI through USEF, and to take careful note of all communications regarding Clean Sport.