The British Grooms Association (BGA) has worked with the British Equestrian Federation to develop the Groom Clean course. The online e-learning course has been launched to educate grooms and riders to avoid an accidental positive test for a prohibited substance in competition.
The interactive e-learning module covers all aspects of anti-doping and controlled medication. Learners receive a certificate on completion of the course.
The BGA said up to now “there has been a real lack of bespoke education for grooms in this important subject matter”. Groom Clean e-learning, is free for all BGA members or can be accessed by non-members for £14.50.
FEI Clean Sport app
The FEI’s list of controlled medication and prohibited substances is updated regularly and there is a smart phone app available on both android and iOS devices (iOS app; Android app) to help grooms and riders keep up to date with the latest changes.
Should a horse test positive for a substance that is not allowed in competition, then the rider is considered the ‘person responsible’ and unless they can prove that there is ‘no fault’ — such as in the case of a feed or supplement contamination at the source — they can expect to face fines and a suspension or ban from competition.