What is Clean Sport?

Clean Sport encompasses a detailed approach to keeping sport clean from prohibited substances. This includes the Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Rules (EADCMR) at National and International competition. The FEI (International) and BEF (National) regulate and test for the use of prohibited substances that have the potential to affect equine performance, health or welfare and therefore have a high potential for misuse.

What is your responsibility?

It is your responsibility as the Rider, Driver or Vaulter to ensure Clean Sport is upheld.  If you are a member of an equestrian sporting discipline (BD, BE, BS, Para Equestrian Dressage, Driving & Para Driving, Endurance, Reining, Vaulting, BRC) and are eligible to participate, you can expect that your horse may be tested. 

How and when are horses tested?

Horses are tested by the BEF at National level and the FEI at International level competitions. A blood sample is always taken during the test and a urine sample where possible.  

What happens if my horse tests positive?

If your horse tests positive you could receive a fine, other associated costs, disqualification, loss of medals/winnings/ qualification and a loss of integrity. 


  • Always use a registered feed business operator (FBO). This will be stated on the label and will ensure that the company have met the required levels of hygiene and traceability.

  • Always check the labels of feeds and supplements for any ingredients that are not suitable for competition.

  • Check that the product has a batch number, expiry date and that the container is properly sealed in a tamper evident way. 

  • Store feed and supplements in a secure container away from possible contamination from rodents and spillages.

  • Use separate stirrers when mixing multiple feeds.

  • Keep coffee, tea and chocolate (caffeine and cocoa - theobromine) away from the feed room.

Further Information

For regulations and the Prohibited Substances list please visit the FEI Clean Sport website.

Animalife CleanSport+ Programme (Anti-Doping)

Here at Animalife we have developed the CleanSport+ Programme (Anti-Doping) to bring together key elements of UFAS, FEMAS, BETA NOPS animal feed assurance schemes and inspiration from the human Informed Sport Scheme to give real substance to increasing the effectiveness of product assurance in our feed supplements and reducing the risk of prohibited substances in our sport.

What does our new Programme include?

As part of our CleanSport+ Programme (Anti-Doping) all finished products are tested by certified independent laboratories and all of our ingredients are 100% traceable from raw material to finished product, having been sourced exclusively from officially certified suppliers. Animalife products are manufactured in licensed premises under strictly controlled production procedures which are audited regularly to meet and surpass EU and UK legislation. This ensures a consistently safe product with full traceability. Our products are sold in high-quality tamper evident pots to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

The CleanSport+ logo guarantees that not only testing for the presence of Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) have been carried out but that in addition, Herbal Spice and Plant Contamination (HSPS) testing has been undertaken for extra peace of mind. These are critical to support FEI Clean Sport ensuring you have absolute confidence in our products. 

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