Thursday, January 03, 2019

New rules force horses with repeat cross-country eliminations to step down a level - Full Article

Lucy Elder 18:05 - 3 January, 2019

Horses and riders who repeatedly run into cross-country difficulties will be forced to drop down a level before they compete again.

The new rule is part of British Eventing’s (BE) 2019 regulations, in which safety and welfare are brought to the fore.

This rule was first raised publicly at BE’s AGM in November (news, 8 November) and the organisation has now shared details of how exactly it will work.

At affiliated events this year, horses who have two consecutive cross-country eliminations — as a result of refusals, run-outs, or horse or rider falls — or who have three eliminations within a rolling 12-month period must drop down a level at their next event...

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