Clean Sport

It's vital if you are competing at a national or international level you understand the rules and guidance surrounding anti-doping – both for humans and equines.

Clean Sport is an anti-doping programme to protect fair play of the sport as well as the health and welfare of the human and equine athlete. Horses, riders, grooms, owners, stable managers, trainers, therapist and vets can be affected.

Testing can be done at competitions of any level and no one is exempt. Equine anti-doping and controlled medication rules apply to all equines athletes at all levels; from grass roots to the highest level.

Competing nationally and internationally

If you are competing at national or international levels you need to ensure you understand all of the anti-doping rules and advice for both humans and equines:

  • Competing nationally: you need to ensure you abide by the BEF's equine anti-doping and controlled medication rules (BEFAR) and the BEF rulebook
  • Competing internationally: consult the FEI anti-doping regulations, including the FEI Prohibited Substances List

Report doping in sport

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is an active participant in the global fight against doping in sport - and is the national body responsible for creating a UK-wide environment of confidence in clean sport. Whether that is in competition, training or spectating, they are working for everyone who loves sport. In the UK, they make sure sports bodies comply with the World Anti-Doping Code through implementation and management of the UK’s National Anti-Doping Policy.

The UKAD's Intelligence team rely on intelligence they receive from people within the sport witnessing anti-doping rules being broken, for more information on how report a concern regarding doping, contact UKAD:


BEF Anti-Doping Information


FEI Clean Sport Information