April 23, 2014—The FEI Tribunal has issued a partial decision in the Clifton Promise (Jonathan Paget) case. Clifton Promise tested positive to the banned substance reserpine at the Burghley CCI4* in September 2013.
Paget, the Person Responsible (PR), accepted that the banned substance had been found in the horse and requested that the FEI Tribunal, prior to a full hearing, rule separately on the automatic disqualification from Burghley.
The Tribunal has ruled that Clifton Promise and Paget are disqualified from their placing at Burghley and that all points and prize money won at the event by Clifton Promise must be forfeited.
As a result of this decision, the Burghley placings, rider rankings and FEI Classics™ standings have been amended.
The full hearing of the Clifton Promise case is scheduled for 3 June 2014, after which a final decision will be issued by the FEI Tribunal.
The text of the partial decision is available here.