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Endurance Rules 2020: What’s New?

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This moment has come.

The Endurance Rules 2020 were approved at the FEI General Assembly in Moscow, and now the final edition is published on the FEI website.

You can read it here: https://inside.fei.org/fei/disc/endurance/rules

We thoroughly studied this document and prepared the comparison table of the most significant changes in the Endurance rules.

Hereinafter “Championships” refers to 3* Senior Championships.

ENDURANCE RULES 2019

ENDURANCE RULES 2020

814.1 CEI Events
1* = 80-119 km in 1 day.
2* = 120-139 km in 1 day, or 70-89 km per day over 2 days.
3* = 140-160 km in 1 day, or 90-100 km per day over 2 days, or 70- 80 km per day over 3 days or more.
803. STAR LEVEL OF EVENTS
1* = Competitions between 100-119 km in 1 day.
2* = Competitions between 120-139 km in 1 day, or between 70-89 km per day over 2 days.
3* = Competitions between 140-160 km in 1 day, or 90-100 km per day over 2 days, or 70-80 km per day over 3 days or more.
812 – WEIGHTS
3* and Championships = 75 kg.
No minimum weight in Young Rider and/or Junior Competitions.
805. MINIMUM WEIGHTS
Young Rider/Junior Competitions and Championships = 60 kg.
1* and 2* = 70 kg.
3* and Championships = 75 kg.
805 – METHOD OF STARTING
No mention about the staggered start for one-day event.
807. METHOD OF STARTING
Staggered starts may be used for single day CEI 1* if there are at least 50 starting Combinations, provided that the interval between the first and last Combination to start does not exceed one hour.
801.8.2
The maximum number of grooms allowed within the Vet Gates will be 5 per Horse.
813.2 Access to the Field of Play
The maximum number of Crew Members allowed on the Field of Play is 4 per Horse.
800.2
80-119 km = 3 phases.
120-139 km = 4 phases.
140-160 km = 6 phases. There is a possibility to reduce this to 5 phases subject to the recommendation of the Technical Delegate and the approval of the President of the Veterinary Commission.
814. LOOPS
100-119 km = 3 phases.
120-139 km = 4 phases.
140-160 km = 5 phases.
Championships = 6 phases.
814.1 CEI Events
Maximum Pulse at Vet Gates: 64 bpm within 20 minutes.
At the Final Inspection, the Maximum Pulse shall be 64 bpm within 30 minutes.
816.6 Heart rate assessment
64 beats per minute (bpm) within 15 minutes of crossing the end line of each Loop (except the final Loop); and
64 bpm within 20 minutes of crossing the finish line of the final Loop.
At the first Vet Gate after the halfway point on the course or at the third Vet Gate (whichever comes first), and at each subsequent Vet Gate, Horses that present at the Vetting Area with a heart rate greater than 68 bpm at the first presentation must pass a heart rate re-inspection and a compulsory re-inspection before being permitted to start the next Loop.

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817. PLAN OF THE COURSE
The course of a Competition must be officially established at least seven days before the Competition begins.

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822.4 Permitted assistance
There must be at least 5km between crew points. Crewing outside the designated crew points is prohibited and will result in Disqualification.

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824. DYES AND SKIN CREAMS
Dyes (including henna) may not be used on the Horse at any time on the Field of Play as it may obstruct the veterinary inspection and identification of the Horse.
815 – ELIGIBILITY
Novice = 5 years old
CEI 1* = 6 years old
CEI 2* = 6 years old
CEI 3* = 7 years old
YH Championships = 7 years old
Senior Championships = 8 years old
827. MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR HORSES
Novice = 5 years old
CEI 1* = 6 years old
CEI 2* = 7 years old
CEI 3* = 8 years old
YH Championships = 8 years old
3* Championships = 9 years old
816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
Novice Qualification = 2 x 40-79 km + 2 x 80-90 km.
832.3 Novice qualification procedure
Novice Qualification = 2 x 40-79 km + 2 x 80-100 km.
816.1.4
For 8 years old Horses and older, dispensation can be granted if have accumulated a minimum of 240 km in a maximum of three National Events in a 36 months period.
832.4 Exemptions from novice qualification requirements
For 8 years old Horses and older, dispensation can be granted if have accumulated a minimum of 480 km in Competitions over 80 km or more in the three years prior to the request.
816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
1 x CEI 1* ->
1 x CEI 2* ->
CEI 3*
833. CEI QUALIFICATIONS
2 of 3 x CEI 1* ->
2 of 3 x CEI 2* including 1 x CEI 2* as a Combination (except Elite Athlete) ->
CEI 3*
816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
YH Championship:
1 x CEI 1* as a Combination
836. CHAMPIONSHIPS
YH Championship:
2 of 3 x CEI 1* +
1 x CEI 2* as a Combination
816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
YR Championship:
Horse = 2 x CEI 2* or higher, including 1 x CEI 2* as a Combination (except Elite Athlete).
Rider = 3 x CEI 2* or higher, including 1 x CEI 2* as a Combination (except Elite Athlete).
836. CHAMPIONSHIPS
YR Championship:
2 of 3 x CEI 1* +
2 x CEI 2* or higher as a Combination
816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
Senior Championship:
Horse = 3 x CEI 2* or higher, including 1 x CEI 3* as a Combination (except Elite Athlete).
Rider = 5 x CEI 2* or higher, including 1 x CEI 3* as a Combination (except Elite Athlete).
836. CHAMPIONSHIPS
Senior Championship:
2 of 3 x CEI 1* +
2 of 3 x CEI 2* including 1 x CEI 2* as a Combination (except Elite Athlete) +
2 x CEI 3*, including 1 x CEI 3* as a Combination

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837. CONSEQUENCES FOR REPEATED FTQ AND/OR DSQ DESIGNATIONS WITH AVERAGE SPEEDS EXCEEDING 20 KM/HOUR
2 x FTQ/DSQ with avg.speed > 20 km/h = Speed limit of 18 km/h in each Loop for 1 competition.
3 x FTQ/DSQ with avg.speed > 20 km/h = Speed limit of 18 km/h in each Loop for 2 competitions.
4 x FTQ/DSQ with avg.speed > 20 km/h = Demoted by one * level + speed limit of 18 km/h in each Loop for 2 competitions.
5 x FTQ/DSQ with avg.speed > 20 km/h = Demoted to national level.
815.3 Mandatory Rest for Horses
Distance completed:
0 – 46 km = 5 days
Over 46 – 86 km = 12 days
Over 86 – 126 km = 19 days
Over 126 km -146 km = 26 days
Over 146 Km = 33 days
839. MANDATORY OUT OF COMPETITION PERIODS
Distance completed:
From crossing the start line up to 54 km = 5 days
Over 54 km to 106 km = 12 days
Over 106 km to 126 km = 19 days
Over 126 km to 146 km = 26 days
Over 146 km = 33 days
815.3.2 Extended Rest Periods for Invasive Treatment
815.3.3 Extended Rest Periods for Irregular gait

Invasive Treatment 1st Incident = 60 days in total.
Invasive Treatment 2nd Incident = 90 days in total.
Irregular gait 1st Incident = 14 days in addition.
Irregular gait 2nd Incident = 21 days in addition.
Irregular gait 3rd Incident = 90 days in addition.
Irregular gait 4th Incident = 180 days + examination protocol before any FEI or National Event.
839.2 Additional MOOCP:
Horses that exceed an average of 20 km/hour = 7 days.
Second FTQ-ME (Failure to Qualify – metabolic) in a rolling year = 14 days.
Third (or subsequent) FTQ-ME in a rolling year = 60 days .
Third (or subsequent) FTQ-GA in a rolling year = 180-day + examination protocol before any FEI or National Event.
Serious Injury (musculoskeletal) = 180 days.
Serious Injury (metabolic) = 60 days.
Failure by the Person Responsible to provide a copy of the veterinary report from a designated/approved referral centre to the FEI Veterinary Department = 180 days.

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847. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STARTERS
There may be a maximum of 200 starters per Competition and a maximum of 400 starters per day.

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849. ROTATION OF OFFICIALS
For 1 Event per year at a venue = no more than 3 times in any 5-year rolling period.
For more than 1 Event per year at a venue = no more than 3 times per year; and no more than 9 times in total in any 5-year rolling period.
824.6 Independent Governance Advisors
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856. INDEPENDENT GOVERNANCE ADVISORS
Independent Governance Advisors will attend Events unannounced, i.e. no prior notice of their attendance may be given to the OC.
816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE
Update on Elite Status
861. ELITE ATHLETE STATUS
Elite Athlete Status will not result in automatic qualification for any Championships.
815 – ELIGIBILITY
Each metabolic elimination = 10 penalty points.
Metabolic reason that requires immediate invasive treatment = 25 penalty points.
Severe Injury and/or a Catastrophic Injury = 80 penalty points.
Pparticipating in a CEI or National Event during the
mandatory minimum rest period = 100 penalty points.
864. ATHLETE AND TRAINER PENALTY POINTS
Failure to Qualify – metabolic (FTQ-ME) = 10
Failure to Qualify – Serious Injury (metabolic) = 25
Failure to Qualify – Serious Injury (musculoskeletal) and/or a Catastrophic Injury = 80
Horse participating in FEI or National Event during the MOOCP = 100
Horse is not presented for Horse Inspection before leaving the Field of Play = 100
Incorrect Behaviour = 100
Failure by the Person Responsible to provide a copy of the veterinary report from a designated/approved referral centre to the FEI in accordance = 80
ANNEX 1: RATED OFFICIALS REQUIRED FOR COMPETITIONS
Update on Officials
ANNEX 6: OFFICIALS REQUIRED FOR EVENTS
For CEIs with more than 20 entries, Officials will be appointed in accordance with the tables below:

All Endurance Judges and Technical Delegates currently listed as 4* will be listed as Level 3 Officials.

In order to be promoted to Level 4, each Official must satisfy the new Transfer Up criteria.

The requirements to become Level 4 are:
– Speak and understand English (C1 or above).
– Applicants must have been listed as a Level 3 Judge/TD/Steward for a minimum of 2 years.
– Applicants must have been a member of a Ground Jury/Assistant Steward at a minimum of 3 CEIs 3*.
– Applicants must have acted as Foreign Judge (TD/CS) at 1 (2) CEI 3* during the current or preceding year
– Applicants must have acted as President of the Ground Jury (Foreign TD/CS outside own NF) at 2 (1) CEI 3* during the current or preceding year.
– To have received 6 positive assessments from the TD (PGJ) during the above assignments.

CEI 1*:
Ground Jury President – 2* or above
Technical Delegate – 2* or above
Chief Steward – 2*

Vet. Commission President – 3* or above
2 Members of Vet. Commission
Treatment Veterinarian President – 2*

CEI 1*:
Ground Jury President – 3*
Technical Delegate – 3*
Chief Steward – 3*

Vet. Commission President – 3*
2 Members of Vet. Commission – PTV
Treatment Veterinarian President – 2*

CEI 2*:
Ground Jury President – 3* or above
Technical Delegate – 3* or above
Chief Steward – 2*

Vet. Commission President – 3* or above
2 Members (including 1 FVD) – 2* or above
Treatment Veterinarian President – 3*

CEI 2*:
Ground Jury President – 3*
Technical Delegate – 3*
Chief Steward – 3*

Vet. Commission President – 3*
Foreign Vet. Delegate – 2*
Min 1 Member of Vet. Commission – 2*
Treatment Veterinarian President – 3*

CEI 3*:
Ground Jury President – 4*
Foreign Judge – 3* or above
Technical Delegate – 4* or above
Chief Steward – 2*

Vet. Commission President and/or FVD – 4*
2 Members of Vet. Commission – 3* or above
Treatment Veterinarian President – 4*

CEI 3*:
Ground Jury President – 3* appointed by FEI
Foreign Judge – 3* appointed by FEI
Technical Delegate – 3* appointed by FEI
Chief Steward – 3* appointed by FEI

Vet. Commission President – 4* appointed by FEI
Foreign Vet. Delegate – 4* appointed by FEI
Min 1 Member of Vet. Commission – 3*
At least half of the members of the Veterinary Commission (including the President and Foreign Veterinary Delegate) must be ‘Foreign’.
Treatment Veterinarian President – 4* appointed by FEI
Min 1 Treatment Veterinarian – PTV

CEI 4*:
Ground Jury President – 4* appointed by FEI
Foreign Judge – 4* appointed by FEI
Members of Ground Jury – 4* appointed by FEI
Foreign Technical Delegate – 4* appointed by FEI
Chief Steward – 3*

Vet. Commission President and FVD – 4* appointed by FEI
Panel – 4* appointed by FEI
At least half of the members of the Veterinary Commission must be ‘Foreign’.
Treatment Veterinarian President – 4* appointed by FEI

Championships:
Ground Jury President – 4* appointed by FEI
Foreign Judge – 4* appointed by FEI
Min 3 Members of Ground Jury – 3* appointed by FEI
Foreign Technical Delegate – 4* appointed by FEI
Chief Steward – 4* appointed by FEI

Vet. Commission President – 4* appointed by FEI
Foreign Vet. Delegate – 4* appointed by FEI
Min 3 Members of Vet. Commission – 4* appointed by FEI
At least half of the members of the Veterinary Commission (including the President and Foreign Veterinary Delegate) must be ‘Foreign’.
Treatment Veterinarian President – 4* appointed by FEI
Min 1 Treatment Veterinarian – 4* appointed by FEI

* These Endurance Rules (including the Annexes, which form an integral part of these Endurance Rules) come into effect on 1 January 2020 to the extent the provisions are capable of implementation by that date, and those not capable of implementation by that date will take effect on 1 July 2020. In accordance with Article 842, further to a mandate of the FEI General Assembly, the FEI Board will determine the transitional arrangements for these Endurance Rules. Once implemented, the provisions in these Endurance Rules supersede all prior Endurance Rules issued by the FEI and apply to all international-level Endurance Events that take place on or after 1 January 2020 or 1 July 2020, as applicable.

Note: The FEI will communicate the FEI Board’s decision on the transitional arrangements for these Endurance Rules no later than 16 December 2019.

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