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Endurance Rules 2020 – Annex 7


The proposed Endurance Rules modifications for 2020 is presented to the National Federations (NFs) in a completely new rule book, with a new structure and revised wording.

We continue a series of articles to review all the new proposed rules, article by article.

Artilce 800 & 801:
Artilce 802 & 803:
Artilce 804 & 805:
Artilce 806 – 808:
Article 809:
Artilce 810 – 812:
Artilce 813 – 815:
Artilce 816:
Artilce 817 – 819:
Artilce 820 – 822:
Artilce 823 – 825:
Artilce 826 – 829:
Artilce 830 – 833:
Artilce 834 – 836:
Artilce 837 – 838:
Artilce 839 – 842:
Artilce 843:
Artilce 844 – 847:
Artilce 848 – 851:
Artilce 852 – 856:
Artilce 857 – 862:
Artilce 863 – 867:
Annex 1:
Annex 2:
Annex 3:
Annex 4:
Annex 5:
Annex 6:

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Further to the table at Article 839.2.1, after a Horse Fails to Qualify for irregular gait (FTQ-GA) for a third consecutive time in a rolling year, the following procedure must be applied before the Horse may return to Competition to ensure that the Horse has properly recovered before competing again:

1. Notification:

1.1 The Horse must be flagged in the FEI database as having Failed to Qualify for irregular gait three consecutive times in a rolling year.

1.2 If an Athlete intends to ride a Horse that has had three consecutive Failures to Qualify for irregular gait in a rolling year, that Athlete (or the Trainer) must notify the FEI Endurance Department of the Horse’s next Competition at least four weeks prior to the Horse’s next Competition.

1.3 The FEI Endurance Department will inform the FEI Veterinary Department of the Horse’s status and ask for it to arrange for the Horse to be examined in accordance with this Annex 7. The FEI Endurance Department will also inform the President of the Ground Jury of the Horse’s status and the additional examination.

1.4 The FEI Veterinary Department will inform the Foreign Veterinary Delegate and Veterinary Commission of the Horse’s status and the required additional examination.

2. Examination procedure:

2.1 Before the First (Pre-Ride) Inspection, a panel of three Veterinarians (including the President of the Veterinary Commission, Foreign Veterinary Delegate, and a member of the Veterinary Commission) must carry out a detailed examination to determine if the Horse is fit to compete.

2.2 The examination must consist of, but is not limited to:
(a) Walk and trot on a straight line;
(b) Walk and trot both ways in a circle; and
(c) Palpation of relevant tissues.

2.3 The panel of Veterinarians must notify the Ground Jury of the results of the examination (in accordance with the FEI Veterinary Regulations). The Ground Jury must decide whether or not the Horse is fit to continue to the First (Pre-Ride) Inspection.

2.4 During the Competition, the Veterinary Commission must closely monitor the Horse.

2.5 If the Horse passes the Final Horse Inspection, the FEI Endurance Department will remove the flag from the Horse’s profile on the FEI database.