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Endurance Rules 2020 – Article 848, 849, 850 & 851

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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/
Artilce 837 – 838: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-837-838/
Artilce 839 – 842: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-839-842/
Artilce 843: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-843/
Artilce 844 – 847: http://fair-endurance.com/endurance-rules-2020-article-844-847/

Chapter VII “Officials for Endurance Events” consists of articles about Appointments, Duties, Per Diems, Technical Delegate and Course Designer, Ground Jury, Veterinary Commission, Chief Steward, Independent Governance Advisors.

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848. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIALS

848.1 Criteria in respect of appointment, promotion and maintenance of status for all FEI Endurance Officials will be published regularly on the FEI website in accordance with the published education and standards criteria.

848.2 The appointment and number of Officials for each Event is set out in Annex 6. For any combined National and FEI events, see Article 802.6.

848.3 Except for the Foreign Veterinary Delegate and Foreign Judge, where two Officials have equivalent qualifications and experience, preference should be given to the Official of the country where the Event is staged.

848.4 Where a Foreign Official is required for an Event, such Foreign Official may not be a national or resident of the country where the Event is staged, unless that person is resident in a different time zone to the time zone of the Event location.

848.5 At Events other than CEIOs and Championships, at the request of the National Federation concerned the FEI may authorise a Judge sitting on the Ground Jury to carry out functions for both the National Event and FEI Event (which would otherwise be prohibited under the FEI General Regulations).

849. ROTATION OF OFFICIALS

849.1 For the purposes of this Article 849, a ‘specified Official’ includes all members of the Ground Jury (including the President of the Ground Jury and the Foreign Judge), the Technical Delegate, the Chief Steward, and all members of the Veterinary Commission (including the President of the Veterinary Commission and the Foreign Veterinary Delegate).

849.2 Where only one Event is held each year at a particular venue, a person may serve as a specified Official at that Event no more than three times in any five year rolling period.

849.3 Where more than one Event is held each year at a particular venue, a person may serve as a specified Official at that venue (a) for no more than three Events per year; and (b) for no more than nine Events in total in any five year rolling period.

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A person may serve as an Official no more than 3 times in any 5-year rolling period at Event that is held once a year at a particular venue.

A person may serve as an Official no more than 3 times per year and no more than 9 times in any 5-year rolling period at Event that is held several times a year at a particular venue.

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850. DUTIES OF OFFICIALS

850.1 The FEI Officials’ Code of Conduct is set out at as an appendix to the FEI General Regulations.

851. OFFICIALS’ PER DIEMS AND EXPENSES

851.1 Officials are entitled to the following:
851.1.1 Daily per diems are not mandatory at FEI Events. If any per diems are paid to Officials, they cannot exceed a maximum of CHF 500 per day (or equivalent local monetary value).
851.1.2 The OC must confirm in writing to the Officials (in advance of the Official’s acceptance of the appointment) the level of daily per diem that will be paid (if any) and the number of days that will be covered (including e.g. travel days, Competition days, and/or other days when the Officials are required to be present at the venue).
851.1.3 The OC must advise whether such per diem is subject to withholding tax or similar within the country of the Event.
851.1.4 The OC and Official must agree (in advance of the relevant Event) the basis upon which travel to and from the venue will be arranged or reimbursed. Travel arrangements must be such that Officials (i) arrive no later than the day before the First (Pre-Ride) Inspection (if it takes place in the morning) or the morning on the day of the First (Pre-Ride) Inspection (if it takes place in the afternoon), and (ii) have sufficient time to fully complete their duties on-site before they have to leave the Event venue. In CEI 3* and Championships, the Foreign Veterinary Delegate and President of the Ground Jury must be available at the Event Venue at least until the morning after the Event finishes (or, where the Competition takes place overnight, the specified Officials must be available at least until 12 hours after the ride has finished). The OC must arrange and reimburse accommodation and meals for all Officials approved and listed in the Competition Schedule at the relevant Event (accommodation arrangements must be made before the Official travels to the relevant Event).
851.1.5 Payment of per diems and reimbursement of agreed expenses will only be made after the Event is completed and all results have been signed off by the President of the Ground Jury.

851.2 Subject to Article 851.1, no other gifts or fees may be provided to Officials.

851.3 Any per diem or reimbursement of expenses may be paid and arranged only by the OC, and not (for example) by any other person, organisation, sponsor, etc.

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In CEI 3* and Championships, the Foreign Veterinary Delegate and President of the Ground Jury must be available at the Event Venue at least until the morning after the Event finishes.

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