New Zealand equestrian Paget faces doping ban
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Leading New Zealand rider Jock Paget is facing a ban from equestrian competition after the horse on which he won the Badminton and Burghley trials tested positive for a banned sedative.
Equestrian Sport New Zealand on Wednesday said it had been informed by the sport’s international governing body, the FEI, that a B-sample taken from the horse Clifton Promise after the Burghley competition had tested positive for the sedative reserpine.
The 29-year-old Paget, an Olympic bronze medalist, has been suspended from competition since tests last month on the A-sample showed irregularities.
Paget now has three weeks to prepare a case against suspension which must be presented to an FEI tribunal.