Cheval International Show-Safe Statement:
“Please be aware (and tell all your fellow competitors) that CAPSAICIN is a banned substance. Capsaicin is a component of chili peppers and trace amounts are often found in many of the different varieties of paprika. Capsaicin is strictly banned at horse shows because it has been used as a stimulant, masking substance for other drugs, and as a pain killer. It is often topically applied as an ointment to the front legs of horses for one of these purposes; hence, it has raised concerns of horse show drug testing authorities. NO SHOW HORSE SHOULD BE GIVEN PAPRIKA without consulting show authorities, veterinarians, and coaches. Because of this concern, in 2006 Cheval invented SHOW HORSE FORMULAS of all of its Coat Enhancers and has actively tried to educate the horse world about this issue for the past decade. CHEVAL’S SHOW HORSE formulas are “paprika free”, yet still contain the other 18 amazing ingredients that act synergistically to give your show horses naturally healthy, glowing, rich shiny coats. If your horse is going to be shown, consider putting him on our SHOW HORSE FORMULA at least two weeks prior to showing. Or, if you show regularly, your horse will shine with health from being on SHOW HORSE FORMULA COAT ENHANCERS all year round.”
Black-As-Knight Show Formula WILL NOT show up in drug tests and is safe to use at competitions.