Pony Club Australia takes a position of zero tolerance toward doping in sport.
Pony Club believes education is key to ensuring our riders, coaches, team managers, parents, officials and club administrators understand the proper use of drugs and medicines in sport.
IMPROPER USE OF DRUGS IN SPORT POLICY
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING POLICY (ANADP)
WORLD ANTI-DOPING AUTHORITY (WADA)
WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport. WADA’s primary role is to develop, harmonize and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries.
Visit the WADA website for further information.
WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
The World Anti-Doping Code is the core document that harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations around the world. The Code influences the approach taken by Olympic sports, many professional sports, governments and other authorities such as International Olympic Committee.
WADA PROHIBITED LIST
The List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List) indicates what substances and methods are prohibited in sport and when. The List is updated at least annually. The latest version is published on WADA’s website in October and comes into force on 1 January.
Find the prohibited list here:
THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION
Riders may at times need to use a prohibited medication and/or method to treat a legitimate medical condition. A Therapeutic Use Exemption is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance).
SUPPLEMENTS IN SPORT
Supplements can pose a risk to the health and career of riders. Nutritional supplements cover a broad range of products including vitamins, minerals, herbs, meal supplements, sport nutrition products, natural food supplements and other related products used to boost the nutritional content of the diet.
DRUG & MEDICINES RESOURCES
Sport Integrity Australia eLearning is an online portal offering quality anti-doping education for all members of the Australian sporting community. It is free and easy to use and can be accessed anywhere at any time.
Courses to look at for knowledge:
SPORT INTEGRITY APP
PONY CLUB HORSE MEDICATION POLICY
In accordance with Pony Club® values of integrity and horse welfare, the use of medications that may affect the performance of horses is prohibited. This policy provides information for riders about banned substances, the mechanism to seek approval for use of essential medications and disciplinary procedures for breaches of the policy.