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ESNZ has chosen to adopt the attached Drug and Alcohol policy, after a consultation and approval process within our members and stakeholders, legal advisors and the FEI.   All members – riders, officials and staff – will be bound by this new policy while at ESNZ-run events and activities.

This Drug and Alcohol policy has had input from our legal advisors Gibson Sheat, the FEI (Athletes Services & Human Anti-Doping department), both of whom have provided valuable input into it along with New Zealand’s premiere drug and alcohol risk assessment agency.

The programme will be funded by ESNZ with event testing chosen (randomly) by ESNZ and contracted agencies initially used for testing – similar to how the national equine testing programme works.  The ESNZ Drug and Alcohol policy and programme will be run independently from Drug Free Sport NZ’s programme, however, the two may also run alongside from time to time.

Because we can’t test at every event, OCs may wish to have their event tested, using an approved agency, at their own cost, if it is not already part of the programme. Any OC wishing to do this should contact the National Sport Administrator in the first instance for advice and for access to approved drug detection agencies.



The ESNZ Disciplinary system (Chapter 9 of the ESNZ General Regulations) has been under review for many years and in 2018 we spent a great deal of time discussing this, how it could work better and what changes needed to be made to ensure consistency, fairness and equity and a clearer more responsive system for all of our members.

Discipline Boards, the ESNZ Technical Committee and the ESNZ Board have now all approved this new version.

The attached General Regulations now contain the reviewed disciplinary system, as well as some other minor changes to this build.

The summary of changes can also be found below

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