Wednesday, April 15, 2009

USEF: FEI Novice Qualifying period extended

FEI Extends the Transitional Procedures for Novice Qualifying ONLY

The FEI has extended the period in which riders and horses may
become Novice Qualified. The Transitional Procedures, which were
in effect for 2007 and 2008 have been extended until September 30
2009. Through September 30 of 2009 the following is required to
become eligible to enter a CEI 1* (80km) Endurance Competition:

National (Novice) Qualification

Riders and Horses who have already successfully completed at
least 3 National events within 2007 and 2008 and up to the 30th
September 2009 at distances up to and including 90km (for the
USA, all AERC Competitions of any distance at any speed) (not
subject to time restrictions) will not need to re qualify prior
to competing within FEI competitions. NFs when entering such
riders and horses into FEI competitions must satisfy themselves
that such is the case (art 816.1)

Article 816.1.1.1 and 816.1.1.2 of the FEI Rules for Endurance
Events, 7th edition will not be in effect until October 1, 2009

Vonita Bowers
Director of Endurance and Reining Activities
The United States Equestrian Federation

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