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Members of AAEP will be guided and abide by all legally established rules developed by the states, provinces and organizations under whose jurisdictions they practice. The rules and regulations of the local jurisdiction supersede all other guidelines if they do not contradict state statutes.

Competitions should be governed by rules established within the industry regarding therapeutic administration of medications and all matters pertaining to the health and well-being of the competitive
horse. The use of stimulant, depressant, narcotic, tranquilizer, local anesthetic or any substance that affects normal performance of the horse should be prohibited.

Reviewed by AAEP board of directors in 2010.