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Endurance Rules 2020 – Article 837 & 838

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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: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-800-801/
Artilce 802 & 803: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-802-803/
Artilce 804 & 805: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-804-805/
Artilce 806 – 808: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-806-808/
Article 809: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-809/
Artilce 810 – 812: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-810-812/
Artilce 813 – 815: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-813-815/
Artilce 816: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-816/
Artilce 817 – 819: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-817-819/
Artilce 820 – 822: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-820-822/
Artilce 823 – 825: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-823-825/
Artilce 826 – 829: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-826-829/
Artilce 830 – 833: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-830-833/
Artilce 834 – 836: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-834-836/

Chapter V “Qualifying for and competing in FEI Events” consists of articles about Successful completion, Novice and CEI qualifications, Championships, etc.

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837. CONSEQUENCES FOR REPEATED FTQ AND/OR DSQ DESIGNATIONS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS EXCEEDING 20 KM/HOUR

837.1 If an Athlete or Horse (in any Combination) is designated as Failed to Qualify (FTQ) or Disqualified (DSQ) at a number of Competitions within a one-year rolling period, and the average speed of the Athlete or Horse over the course at each of those Competitions exceeded 20 km/hour, the consequences (and conditions for lifting the speed restriction) set out in the table below will apply to the Athlete and Horse in question:

837.2 Average speed over a course and speed restrictions are calculated as set out in Article 838.

837.3 If the Athlete or Horse satisfies the relevant conditions for lifting the speed restriction or is demoted to national level following five FTQ/DSQ as set out in the table above, then his/its number of FTQ/DSQ designations will be reset to zero for the purposes of this Article 837.

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If an Athlete or Horse has FTQ or DSQ 4 times within a one-year rolling period with the average speed over the course at each of those Competitions exceeded 20 km/hour, this Athlete or Horse will be demoted by one qualification level.

If an Athlete or Horse has FTQ or DSQ 5 times within a one-year rolling period with the average speed over the course at each of those Competitions exceeded 20 km/hour, this Athlete or Horse will be demoted to national level, and all novice qualifications must be completed before progressing again through the CEI star qualification levels.

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838. CALCULATING AVERAGE SPEED AND SPEED RESTRICTIONS

838.1 The average speed of a Combination over a course (including for the purposes of determining if 20 km/hour has been exceeded, further to Articles 837.1 and 839.2.1) is the average speed over all completed Loops (including any Loops that end in a ‘Failed to Qualify’ designation). If a Loop is not completed, then the speed of that partial Loop does not count towards the average. If a Horse fails to complete the first Loop, no average speed will be recorded.

838.2 To comply with the speed restriction of 16 km/hour (in Article 832.3) or of 18 km/hour (in Article 837.1), the average speed of a Combination in each Loop must be no more than the applicable speed restriction. It is not enough for the Combination to keep its average speed over all of the Loops combined under the speed restriction. If the average speed of a Combination exceeds the applicable speed restriction on any Loop, the Combination will be classified as Failed to Qualify-Speed (FTQ-SP). If the Horse fails a Horse Inspection after such Loop, the Combination will also be classified according to any other elimination codes (see Annex 3) that apply for veterinary reasons.

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To comply with the speed restriction of 16 km/hour or of 18 km/hour, the average speed of a Combination in each Loop must be no more than the applicable speed restriction.

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