Australian Endurance Riders Association (AERA) is disappointed to announce an adverse analytical finding involving prohibited substances at the Waterloo community Cup III event held on 15 April 2018.
A horse tested positive to the prohibited substance Phenylbutazone and its metabolite, Oxyphenbutazone.
The AERA rules required the disciplinary process to be managed by the State Division of each member involved and, in this instance, 2 persons have been identified in association with the horse and are members of the Victoria Endurance Riders Association.
The horse, Yaraandoo Myee-Jarrah, and rider Matthew Milne have been disqualified from the ride. Ms Shanna Milne, as a responsible person, was also disqualified from this ride. Both parties received penalties in accordance with the AERA/EADCM rules, by the imposition of fines, loss of results and suspension from participation in events for a period of time.
AERA would again remind all persons involved in the sport of endurance to be aware of the risks in campaigning horses who have been given any medications and owners should always seek advice from their Veterinarians.