Werth Expelled from German Team for One Year by German Equestrian Federation

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The German Equestrian Federation has expelled Werth from the German team for one year, following the positive doping test of Werth's Prix St Georges horse Whisper on 30 May 2009 and the six month total competition suspension by the FEI Tribunal. This decision entails that Isabell Werth can not ride on the German team at any team competition until 23 June 2010. Fortunately this is right in time for the 2010 CDIO Aachen on 9-18 July 2009, which serves as qualifiers for the German Team for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
"For the committee it was decisive that the horse of Mrs Werth was doped and with a product of which the application for medical reasons has dangers for the health of the horse according to the FEI Tribunal. This recommendation by the DOSB is only active, when it is enforced by the FEI Tribunal," said Sönke Lauterbach, secretary-general of the German Equestrian Federation. "We have told to committee that we agree with the team suspension and that's what we are going to do."

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