18 September 2015, Lausanne (SUI), FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in the case involving Sheikha Najla Bint Salman Al Khalifa (FEI ID 10018633/BRN) and the horse Salahdin Du Lauragais (FEI ID 103GE90/BRN).
Samples taken from the horse at the CEIO2* 120 in Verona San Martino Buon Albergo (ITA) on 26 July 2014 returned positive for the Banned Substance Reserpine, a long-lasting tranquilizer used to sedate horses.
The FEI Tribunal has imposed a 24-month suspension on Al Khalifa, in accordance with Article 10 of the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs) and Article 169 of the FEI’s General Regulations. A Provisional Suspension, served by the athlete since 29 September 2014, has been credited against the suspension imposed.
Al Khalifa has been fined CHF 2,000 and will contribute CHF 1,000 towards the costs of the judicial procedure. She has 30 days from the date of notification (17 September 2015) to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).