Isabell Werth Remains Suspended After FEI Tribunal Hearing

Thu, 06/25/2009 - 00:00
German Dressage News

Isabell Werth remains suspended from all competitions following the FEI Tribunal hearing today on her positive doping test.

Already at the beginning of the hearing with the FEI, Werth said she agreed with the suspension and is no longer requesting the disclosure of the B-test.

Due to this suspension Werth will not be participating in the nations' cup at Aachen and it remains a question whether she will be able to compete at the 2009 European Dressage Championships.

The whole equestrian world reacts shocked to the news that the five time Olympic gold medallist Isabell Werth got caught using doping. Messages are pouring into Eurodressage headquarters from shocked riders and fans.

"Today was a hard day for one of my pupils (aged 12) at school," a school teacher and dressage lover told Eurodressage. "This girl is the greatest Isabell Werth-fan you can imagine. When I asked her how she was doing, she started crying. The whole thing is a big shame."

The FEI Tribunal will issue its final decision soon.

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