A press release from FEI on Friday 15th October 2010 stated that; “all blood and urine samples taken from horses competing at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were negative for all prohibited substances.”
FEI tested almost 11 % of the 752 horses participating in Kentucky, though the FEI Veterinary Regulations only require samples from a minimum 5 %. 82 blood samples were taken, in addition of urine tests from those horses allowing it. In total it was taken 140 samples. Random samples were collected throughout the championship, and of course all the individual medalists and one of the team members from each medal winning team were tested.
According to FEI.org FEI President HRH Princess Haya said: “This is a great success for everyone involved in equestrian sport and is the best possible endorsement of the FEI’s Clean Sport Campaign. It also proves the value of the FEI’s educational program, as athletes and their supporters now have the knowledge to make a clear distinction between the use of routine, legitimate medication and deliberate doping to affect a horse’s performance. Everyone has a role to play in maintaining this clean record going forward.”