The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has issued its final decision in the case involving Sheikha Najla Bint Salman Al Khalifa, of Bahrain, and the horse Salahdin Du Lauragais.

Samples taken from the horse at the CEIO2* 120 in Verona San Martino Buon Albergo, Italy, on July 26, 2014, returned positive for the banned substance reserpine, a long-lasting tranquilizer.

The FEI Tribunal has imposed a 24-month suspension on Al Khalifa, in accordance with Article 10 of the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations and Article 169 of the FEI’s General Regulations. A provisional suspension, served by the athlete since Sept. 29, 2014, has been credited against the suspension imposed.

Al Khalifa has been fined CHF$2,000 (about $2,091) and will contribute CHF$1,000 (about $1,046) towards the costs of the judicial procedure.

She has 30 days from the date of notification (Sept. 17) to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The FEI Tribunal’s final decision on this case can be viewed online