Friday, April 27, 2007

FEI: Proposed Qualifications for Malaysia WEC 2008

24/04/2007 FEI News:

Endurance World Championship 2008 - Qualification Criteria

Following upon the recent FEI Endurance Committee Meeting, The Endurance Technical Committee has proposed additional qualification criteria in respect of the CH-M-E - Malaysia 2008. These additional criteria have now been circulated to all National Federations for comment. The document (http://www.horsesport.org/e/PDFS/2008QualificationCriteria.pdf) states:


MALAYSIA 2008 WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS – SENIORS
Articles which will apply following the decision of the FEI Endurance Technical Committee to require qualification to be undertaken only as a combination:


Minimum Qualification Criteria Art 825:
825.3
3.1
To be qualified to participate in any Championship or any other CEI 4* ride, a rider/horse as a combination has to have successfully completed a CEI 3* (or above) ride, the combination, in doing so, meeting the parameters and conditions as defined in art.825.4. This minimum qualification must be achieved within 24 months prior to the closing date of nominated entry.
825.4
The rider/horse must:
1. Successfully complete the ride equal to, or greater than, the published Championship or CEI 4* distance (5kms tolerance allowed).
2. Successfully complete the ride (as defined in art.825.3) in a ride time equal to, or less than, 13 hours 20 mins. per 160 kms distance.
3. Successfully complete the ride in the same time frame as the published Championship or CEI 4*.
Time Frame:
• One Day: A ride which has no single hold time in excess of 120 minutes and has a total of all hold times not exceeding 300 minutes.
• Multiple Day: A ride which has one or more single hold times in excess of 480 minutes.

SUBJECT TO SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION AS DETAILED HEREUNDER
Additional Qualification Criteria applicable only to Malaysia 2008.

To be qualified to participate in WEC Malaysia 2008 a rider/horse as a combination has to have successfully completed an additional FEI CEI 3* (or above) ride, the combination, in doing so, meeting the parameters and conditions as defined below. This additional qualification must be achieved within 12 months prior to the closing date of nominated entry.
825.4
The rider/horse must:
4. Successfully complete such additional ride equal to, or greater than, the published Championship or CEI 4* distance (5kms tolerance allowed).
5. Successfully complete such additional ride in a ride time equal to, or less than, 10 hours 40 mins. per 160 kms distance.
6. Successfully complete the ride in the same time frame as the published Championship or CEI 4*.
Time Frame:
• One Day: A ride which has no single hold time in excess of 120 minutes and has a total of all hold times not exceeding 300 minutes.
• Multiple Day: A ride which has one or more single hold times in excess of 480 minutes.

Any horse qualified as per the articles above that, within 6 months of the closing date for nominated entries, is eliminated from any FEI or National competition for Metabolic reasons requiring immediate invasive treatment, will forfeit such qualification.
Any Rider qualified as per the articles above who, within 12 months of the closing date for nominated entries, is eliminated from any two consecutive events (FEI or National) for Metabolic reasons will forfeit such qualification.

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