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18 Apr 2019
FEI Sportsforum 2019

Dear FEI Endurance community,

Please find below the recap of all the Endurance sessions held at the FEI Spors Forum in Lausanne on 15-16 April 2019.

Qualification of Horses and Athletes: reducing welfare risks

Educating Officials and correct application of the rules

Improvements and innovations to reshape Endurance

Open Q&A and wrap-up by FEI Secretary General

7 Feb 2019
4th International Endurance Conference

Dear Endurance community,

The 4th International Endurance Conference will be held in Boudheib during the HH Sh Sultan b Zayed Al Nahyan 13th International Endurance Festival on 13 February 2019, and will cover the "Relation between Horse and the Rider, the Humanitarian side".

 

Schedule :

Subject of the Conference
1. Relation Between the Ride and the Horse- the Humane Aspect
2. Subject of the Workshop :
• Positive and Negative Affect of Rides Schedule on
• Horse Trainers Assignments During the Season

Conference Programme
Speaker
Legal:
1. Mr. Aziz Shaikh Yassin International Jury -India
2. Mr. Christian Lozano International Jury -France
Veterinarian:
1. Dr. Jean Louis Leclerc International Vererinarian-France
2. Dr. Hallvard Sommerseth International Veterinarian-Sweden
3. Dr. Rouls H. Shaaban International Veterinarian -UAE
4. Dr. David John Mary Horse Races Researcher- UK
Conference Manager
1. Mohammad Ali Al Hadrami International Jury India
 

For more information, please click here

 

 

1 Feb 2019
2019 FEI Endurance Rules

Dear Endurance Community,

We remind you that the 2019 FEI Endurance Rules are being enforced from today.

The modifications include the "Severe Injury", as per Art. 815.3.7 of the FEI Endurance Rules:

"If a Horse ridden by an Athlete suffers a Severe Injury and/or a Catastrophic Injury within 12 months of a Severe Injury and/or a Catastrophic Injury occurring to any previous Horse ridden by that same Athlete that Athlete, will be automatically suspended for six months.
1. Catastrophic injury is defined as an injury which, in the opinion of the Veterinary Commission, requires immediate euthanasia or contributes to the death of a Horse in Competition howsoever caused.
2- Severe Injury is defined as:
I) A Musculoskeletal (fracture, serious tendon, ligament, or muscle) Injury or;
II) Metabolic Injury (serious colic, acute kidney injury, myopathy that fails to respond to treatment) or;
III) Other condition that, in the opinion of the Treating Veterinarian, Foreign Veterinary Delegate, and President of the Veterinary Commission, requires further assessment and continued appropriate veterinary care beyond the period of competition."

 
To correctly represent the reason for the Severe Injury in the FEI Endurance results, three results codes have been added:

  • SI–MUSCU
  • SI–META
  • SI-OTHER

These are in addition to all other codes that are already present in Annex 3 of the FEI Endurance Rules.
 
All FEI Endurance results submitted to the FEI in accordance with Art. 109.6 of the FEI General Regulations must use the accepted codes.
The various formats for result submission have been updated accordingly and you can find all relevant documentation on the FEI website here: 
https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/organisers/endurance/results-forms

Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Marc Chovelon at marc.chovelon@fei.org or Aude Barby at aude.barby@fei.org

23 Jan 2019
New Rules from 1 February 2019

Following the FEI Update of 21 December 2018 communicating the FEI Board’s unanimous approval of the modification to Article 815.3 of the Endurance Rules and given that no National Federation eligible to vote has expressed any disapproval within the 30 days’ statutory deadline, the new rule modification comes into effect as from 1 February 2019.
 
As background information, please be advised that, at present, the FEI Endurance Rules define a Catastrophic Injury as one requiring euthanasia. A sanction (80 Penalty Points) applies on the basis of the owner agreeing to the horse being euthanised and can be avoided if euthanasia is refused with obvious serious welfare consequences for the horse. The Endurance Temporary Committee has discussed this serious issue during their meeting of 12 December 2018 and proposed that, in addition to Catastrophic Injury, the same sanction would also apply when there is “Severe Injury” (as defined in Article 815.3.7 of the Endurance Rules) of the horse.
 
The Endurance rules are now updated accordingly and can be found here.  
 
For any clarification please contact manuel.mello@fei.org.

17 Jan 2019
Final FEI Endurance Rankings 2018

We are pleased to communicate the name of the winners of the FEI Endurance Rankings 2018.
(also available here: http://www.fei.org/rankings#ranking-E

 

FEI Endurance Open Riders World Ranking

RankFEI IDAthleteNFPoints
110054553AL MARRI, Abdulla GhanimUAE2239
110093059AL KITBI, Salem Hamad Saeed MalhoofUAE2239
310092314ALMAZROUEI, Saif Ahmed Mohammed AliUAE2153

 

FEI Endurance Open Combination World Ranking

RankFEI IDAthleteFEI IDHorseNFPoints
110021154VAN DEUSEN, Cheryl103DZ79 HOOVER THE MOVERUSA453

 

FEI Endurance Open Horse World Ranking

RankFEI IDHorsePoints
1104DS14 SIAM DU BARTHAS 661

 

FEI Endurance Young Riders World Ranking

RankFEI IDAthleteNFPoints
110114231SANCHEZ, CamilaARG1904
210115927BERRIEL, PaulinaURU1732
310116756GALLI, ValentinaITA1283

 

FEI Endurance Young Riders Combination World Ranking

RankFEI IDAthleteFEI IDHorseNFPoints
110134390MAGAN, Carla104ZU00 SEMINOLE WIND FRA294

 

FEI Endurance Young Riders Horse World Ranking

RankFEI IDHorsePoints
1105PD21 FORTUNA X R 302

 

 

16 Jan 2019
FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations - Impact on Endurance

Dear Endurance Community,

The updated FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations effective as of 1 January 2019, as approved by the last FEI General Assembly, will have an important impact on the endurance discipline. An automatic provisional suspension of the registered trainers in banned substance cases and in cases with two or more controlled medication substances has been implemented since then. This will not only effect the trainers themselves but will also have an indirect impact on athletes, owners and other support personnel.
 
The athlete remains the person responsible for the rule violation and a provisional suspension and other applicable sanctions will be imposed accordingly, as it was already established with the previous rules.
 
In light of the rule changes, we have prepared this letter with the most essential “need-to-know” information for registered trainers in the endurance discipline.
 
Should you have any questions please contact Anna Thorstenson or Ana Kricej.

21 Dec 2018
FEI Endurance Rules

At present, the FEI Endurance Rules define a Catastrophic Injury as one requiring euthanasia. Sanctions are applied on the basis of the owner agreeing to the horse being euthanised and can be avoided if euthanasia is refused with obvious serious welfare consequences for the horse. The Endurance Temporary Committee discussed this serious issue during their meeting on the 12 December and has proposed that, in addition to catastrophic injury, the sanction would also apply when there is a “Severe Injury” of the horse.

In order to protect the welfare of the horse, the FEI Board unanimously approved during their teleconference of 19 December 2018 the following modification to Article 815.3 of the Endurance rules which can be found here. This change would become effective as of 1 February 2019.

Please take note that in keeping with FEI Statutes Art. 20.3, the FEI Board may pass resolutions which are normally the prerogatives of the General Assembly. In such cases, the National Federations are promptly notified. If a majority of the National Federations eligible to vote, respond within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice, signifies its disapproval, the measure shall be rescinded if possible.

In addition, as the Endurance Temporary Committee continues working on its proposals for Endurance Rule changes for 2020, which will be discussed at the FEI Sports Forum next April, the FEI will actively reach out to Organisers to test the implementation of modified Heart Rates and presentation times in order to gather valuable information that will be presented as part of the Endurance discussions at the Sports Forum.

Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact Marc Chovelon at marc.chovelon@fei.org or Aude Barby at aude.barby@fei.org

18 Dec 2018
New Course Application System

Dear National Federations and Officials,
 
The Endurance Department is pleased to advise the latest changes in the administration of Endurance Courses for FEI Officials. Please find all the documentation related to the new courses here.
 
The new system will be implemented in 2020.
 
Should you have any question regarding the new administration of Endurance courses, please contact Anna Orgeas at anna.orgeas@fei.org

22 Nov 2018
ECIU findings - FEI World Equestrian Games™

The independent Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU) has been mandated by the FEI to investigate the events surrounding the Endurance Championships that took place at the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM. The Unit presented its report at the FEI General Assembly 2019.

To read the article, please click here.

 

22 Nov 2018
Endurance Temporary Technical Committee

The FEI Bureau has set up a Temporary Committee with a remit to urgently assess the issues currently affecting the sport of Endurance and carry out an in-depth review of the rules in order to identify the most effective way of bringing the discipline back to its original roots of Endurance riding as opposed to Endurance racing, with horse welfare and horsemanship at its core, while still maintaining the competitive aspect of the sport.

To learn more about the Endurance Temporary Technical Committee, please click here.

 

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