Date: February 22, 2009 2:46:52 AM MST
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: [RC] [Endurance Tracks] France requests change to 2008-
Come on... It is not just France who is mad about this transitional
regulation from FEI. The Group1 and Group2 National Federations are
There are also a big list of problems between european federation and
FEI : Showjumping Global Champions Tour, Dressage committee. There
will be a big meeting between European NF and FEI on 10th March in
Deauville. Belgium has put the endurance item on the schedule of the
wait and see...
The problem is as follows :
- most of the europeaa federation have got their qualification system
system well before FEI even tought about qualifications were
necessary for horses and riders : 30km==>40km==>60km==>80km==>100km
before being allowed to enter FEI rides
- and now the FEI would come and say "Hi guys, 'm the big brother and
I will tell you how to do endurance..."
- there are in Europe thousands horses already qualified according to
the 2008 system (having completed several CEI**) who would have to re-
enter a CEI** before being allowed to compete on 160km
- without taking into account the horses who are already qualified at
what we call the CEN (national system) level, 120 and even 160km.
Those horses should START ALL OVER AGAIN.
So please, Steph, add this paragraph to the release :-)
Thanks and happy trail