Equestrian's world governing body the FEI has officially stripped New Zealander Jonathan Paget of his Burghley crown.
The FEI Tribunal has issued a partial decision in Paget's doping case, after his title winning horse Clifton Promise tested positive to the banned substance reserpine at Burghley last September.
Paget accepted that the banned substance had been found in the horse and requested that the FEI Tribunal, prior to a full hearing, rule separately on the automatic disqualification from Burghley.
The Tribunal has ruled that Clifton Promise and Paget are disqualified from their placing at Burghley and that all points and prize money won at the event by the horse must be forfeited.
As a result of this decision, the Burghley placings, rider rankings and FEI standings have been amended.
The full hearing of the Clifton Promise case is scheduled for June the 3rd, after which a final decision will be issued by the FEI Tribunal.