Stabling Horses At Competitions - After Doping Farce.

randira

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I have not stabled a horse away at an event for many many years and I am unlikely to now. Just wondered how safe those of you that do feel that it is, following on from the mad bsja pony woman. I would feel like staying awake all night to keep gaurd!! Is there enough security/ surveilance or do you hear about/experience funny goings on from time to time?
 

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I would not consider it now either. The doping decision has given cheaters the 'green light' to go ahead and do what they think must be done to up the odds to win, god knows what could also be tried, in the scheme of things ACP is fairly sedate (excuse the pun) in comparisson to other things that could be used.
There has never been enough security but people do not generally expect things like this to happen. I think that now that people are more aware that it could easily happen and carries no punishment they will be more vigilant and investigate the security of stables at comps more thoroughly now, you would think/hope so anyway.
Unfortunatly there is no way of knowing how many cases like this or other cheating attemps actually happen and are kept quiet or not suspected or not caught out, it is unlikely that this is the only case though, scary thought eh!
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The pony in question wasn't doped while it was being stabled.

I will still keep on stabling mine without any worries. Not having a worldbeater I can't imagine it is ever going to be a problem for me.
 

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I remember AFTER the Polly Phillips doping scandal she was at an event with Coral Cove and felt the need to sleep outside his stable to prevent him being sabotaged by people trying to get back at her.

Stabling at 3 day events is compulsory. I think I will avoid thinking about the subject tbh.
 

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Or ... If in any doubts .... Unless at an International competition, do as we have in the past and make a comfortable bed in the lorry for your horse. Ours loved it!
 

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I no longer have a horse. I will not do so again unless I can keep it right by my house were I can keep a tight eye on it, with good security to boot.

Believe me when I say this as I have very good reasons to feel this way.

My advice is to sleep with your horse or pony. One never knows what crazy nut might be out there, and it is not always the people you suspect, it can be those you trust who turn out to be bad xxxxxxxx
 

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I dont think its much of a worry at most places. Depends what level your at I guess as to if your horse is WORTH doping!! I would still stable mine at competitions but then I think our area is safer than down south.
 

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We had people stationed outside our stables at HOYS round the clock this year. Shame, but we have been caught once before with one of our horses having an illegal drug in their system, and are not prepared to have it happen again.
 
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