Nolikumi : ARHĪVS : 2007 :

19-21.10.2007 CDI 3* - Helsinki

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Event (category): CDI 3* Date: 19.-21.10-2007

Place: Helsinki NF: FIN


GENERAL CONDITIONS


This event is organised in accordance with:


- FEI Statutes, 22nd edition, revision effective 15 April 2007,

- FEI General Regulations, 22nd edition, revision effective 1st June 2007,

- FEI Veterinary Regulations, 10th edition, effective 1st June 2006,

- The Rules for Dressage Events (22nd edition, effective 1st January 2006), and if applicable the Rules for the World Cup Dressage Events.

- All subsequent corrections and modifications to the above Rules and Regulations as published by the FEI.

- An arbitration procedure is provided for in the FEI Statutes and General Regulations referred to above. In accordance with this procedure, any appeal against a decision rendered by the FEI or its official bodies is to be settled exclusively by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

- It is the responsibility of NFs to ensure their participants are of the correct age, and that riders and horses are registered with the FEI.



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This schedule is approved, provided the corrections and additions as made by the FEI have been made. The National Federation and Organising committee are obliged to ensure that the mandatory sections in the approved schedule is forwarded to guest NFs and Officials for their information.


THE APPENDIX IS PART OF THIS APPROVED AND SIGNED SCHEDULE


The following must be printed in the schedule



Approved by the FEI Lausanne, on 14 August 2007


Signature :





Eva Salomon

Director

Dressage Dept.

FEI World Cup™ Dressage



N.B. All text in GREEN must be carefully noted by Organising Committees and NF and may be deleted from the schedule before printing, ONLY after the final approval of the FEI.




NOTICE FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL EVENTS


Any competitions other than those covered in the Rules for Dressage Events must be approved by the FEI before they may be added to the schedule


Schedules for CDI3*, CDI4*, CDI5*, CDI-Ws, CDIOs 2*, CDIOs 3* and Championships are approved by the FEI.


Schedules for these events must be sent to the FEI Secretariat for approval by the NF concerned, at least 16 weeks before the event is due to take place.


Definite schedules must be sent to the FEI Secretariat by the NFs concerned at least 4 weeks before the event takes place.


Final approval of the draft schedule by the FEI, in accordance with Art. 115.1, denotes only that the contents conform to the FEI Statutes, General Regulations and Rules. By no means does this entail implicit acceptance of any liability by the FEI for any damages to third parties caused by the Organising Committee and its officials, riders, drivers, owners, and their horses.




IMPORTANT

The Definite schedules must be sent to the FEI Secretariat by the NFs concerned, no later than 4 weeks before the event takes place.




GENERAL INFORMATION


  1. EVENT NUMBER D1_FIN002_07


  1. DENOMINATION OF EVENT (Art. 103, 420.1, 445)


STATUS: CDI1* CDI2* X CDI3* CDI4* CDI5* CDI-W

CDIO2* CDIO3*
CDIY CDIOY CDIJ CDIOJ CDIP CDIOP

CDI-Ch CDIO-Ch Young Horses

Championship Games


DATE (dd/mm/yy): 19.10.2007 – 21.10.2007


PLACE: Helsinki

COUNTRY: FINLAND



  1. ORGANISER


Name: BCM Scanhorse ltd

Address: POB 6

00241 Helsinki

FINLAND


Telephone: +358-9-22945301

FAX: +358-9-22945307

Email: info@helsinkihorseshow.fi

Website: info@helsinkihorseshow.fi



  1. COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS OF THE SHOWGROUND



Street: Areenakuja

Postal: 00240 Helsinki

Code
City: Helsinki



  1. ORGANISING COMMITTEE (Art. 101.6)


Honorary President:

President of the Event: Mr. Tom Gordin

Show Secretary: Ms. Kaisa Kujala





  1. EVENT DIRECTOR


Name : Mr. Tom Gordin


Address: BCM Scanhorse ltd

POB 6

00241 Helsinki, FINLAND

Telephone: +358-500-302888 Fax: +358-9-22945307

Email: tom.gordin@helsinkihorseshow.fi




OFFICIALS (First name, Name and Nationality)



  1. GROUND JURY : (Art. 148, 153, 437, 446)

(For CDIs3* and above: min. 3 foreign judges of different nationality)


President : Mr. Anders Sucksdorff (FIN) √

Member : Mr. Ghislain Fouarge (NED) √

Member : Mr. Bo Jenå (SWE) √

Member : Ms. Marja Kivioja (FIN) √

Member : Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR) √



  1. FOREIGN JUDGE : (Art. 437)

(For all other events, the President or another member of the Ground Jury must be nominated in the schedule as Foreign Judge)


Name : Mr. Ghislain Fouarge (NED)

Email address: fouarge@wxs.nl



  1. APPEAL COMMITTEE : (Art. 154, 164, 438, 447)

(Compulsory only for CDIO2*/3*, FEI World Cup™ Finals, FEI World Cup™ League Finals, Championships, Regional and Olympic Games.)


President: Mr. Kari Launo (FIN) √

Email : ratsatus@ratsastus.fi


Members : Gen. R.W. Stewen (FIN)

Mr. Rolf Backlund (FIN)

Mr. Jan Tallqvist (FIN)




  1. CHIEF STEWARD : (Art. 144, 428.5 and manual for Stewards)

(must be selected from the FEI Directory, List of Chief Stewards for Dressage)

Name : Ms. Venla Väätänen √


Email address: venla.vaatanen@pp.inet.fi



  1. FEI VETERINARY DELEGATE : (Art. 158, 440.2, 1003, 1007)

(must be selected from the FEI Directory)


Name : Prof. Ilkka Alitalo √

Email : ilka.alitalo@helsinki.fi


  1. SPECIFIC TECHNICAL CONDITIONS (Art. 429)


  1. VENUE :


The CDI1* CDI2* X CDI3* CDI4* CDI5* CDI-W

CDIO2* CDIO3* CDIY CDIOY CDIJ CDIOJ

CDIP CDIOP CDI-Ch CDIO-Ch Young Horses

Championship Games


will take place: X indoors √ outdoors



  1. COMPETITION ARENA :


Sand arena - dimensions : 20 x 60 m

Total dimensions : 30 x 71 m √


  1. PRACTICE ARENA :


Sand arena - dimensions: 20 x 60 m or X other, 20 x 40 & 20 x 30

laid under the guidance of Mr. Oliver Hoberg (GER). Note new sand with fibre. √


  1. INVITATIONS (Art. 107-110, 120, 420, 423, 444, YR3, J3; also see Categories of Events, Dressage Rules; Art. 484 of the Rules for FEI World Cup™ Dressage)


Number of NFs invited : 9 √

State which NFs are invited : SWE, NOR, DEN, EST, LAT, RUS, BLR, GER, NED

(at least six NFs for CDIs 3* and above):

Reserve NFs :

Number of home riders : abt. 4

Number of riders per NF : 2

Number of horses per rider : 1


Competitors are invited by the Organising Committee through their NF.

One groom per rider.


  1. ENTRIES (Art. 121)

Entries in Principle : 20.08.2007

Nominated Entries : 01.09.2007

Definite Entries : 25.09.2007


Last date for substitutions:

Entry fee per horse:

Starting fee per horse (if any): 250 €√



Organising Committees may include the following in the schedule:


“NB : Withdrawals after the date of definite entries or no-shows will be held liable to reimburse the OC for the actual financial loss incurred by the OC (i.e. stabling and hotel expenses) as a result of the late withdrawal or no-show.”



  1. FACILITIES OFFERED (Art. 132, 133)

  1. COMPETITORS


Hotel : Name, address, tel. no.

Radisson SAS Plaza

Mikonkatu 23

00100 Helsinki

tel: +358-9-77590


Accommodated (bed and breakfast) from Thursday Oct. 18th to Sunday Oct. 21st at OC X competitor expense v


Meals : at the expense of OC X competitor from 18.10.2007 to 21.10.2007 √

At hotel & show ground . (where).

  1. GROOMS


Requests for accommodation must be sent with entries.

Cost of accommodation will be at the cost of OC X competitor from 18.10.2007 to 21.10.2007 √

Meals : at OC X competitor expense from 18.10.2007 to 21.10.2007 where hotel & showground. v

N.B. OCs must provide sufficient sanitary and showering facilities, with hot and cold water for male and female grooms.



  1. HORSES / PONIES


Transport expenses to be paid by the OC competitor X. If by the OC, at per km. The OC will provide transport Stockholm / Finland and vice versa at a subsidized price providing the competitor makes the reservation though the OC at least 10 days before required sailing. Should this not happen the OC reserves the right to deny any reduction in the ferry costs and can not guarantee space on the ferry at desired sailing(s)


Stabling arrangements, from 17.10.2007 to 21.10.2007 for foreign horses. Cost to be paid by. OC X

.


Exact dimensions of stables: 3 x 3 m (minimum 3m x 3m) √


  1. WELCOME


The time and date of arrival of riders and horses and their means of transport must be given to the OC in order to facilitate them on arrival.


  1. LOCAL TRANSPORTATION - ARRANGEMENTS FROM HOTEL TO SHOWGROUNDS


Please provide details BMW Courtesy cars (10 – 25 min pending traffic)




  1. VETERINARY INSPECTION

Date (dd/mm/yy) : 18.10.2007 √

Time : from 10 AM in the warm-up



  1. DRAW FOR THE ORDER OF STARTING (Art. 425, 456)


Competitions other than Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle according to Art. 425



  • GRAND PRIX

    1. Ordinary draw

    2. In reverse order of the World Ranking List (in groups of five) X √

(obligatory for CDI-W)



  • GRAND PRIX SPECIAL


    1. CDIO2*/3* and Championships

      • draw within groups of five in reverse order of the result

of the Grand Prix (group of riders placed 26-30th to start first)

    1. CDI3* / CDI4* / CDI5* X √

      • draw within groups of five in reverse order of the result

of the Grand Prix (group of riders placed 11-15th to start first)



  • GRAND PRIX LEVEL FREESTYLE TEST


    1. CDIO2*/3* and Championships

      • draw within groups of five in reverse order of the results

of the Grand Prix Special (group of riders placed 11-15th

to start first)

    1. CDI3* / CDI4* / CDI5* and CDI-W X √

      • draw within groups of five in reverse order of the result

of the Grand Prix (group of riders placed 11-15th to start first)





  1. ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY ON COMPETITORS AND HORSES

(Art. 136.1-2)


The competitors are or are not authorised to carry the logo of their personal sponsor on the saddlecloth in accordance with Art. 136.1-2. The Chief Steward will check that the advertising and publicity on competitors and horses complies with Article 136 of the General Regulations.

X Yes √ No


  1. OPEN SCORING


Please provide details if there will be open scoring (except for Freestyle). Compulsory for Championships (GP and GP Special) and World Cup Dressage Qualifiers (GP).

X Yes √ No



  1. VETERINARY MATTERS (Art. 1004.2, 1005, 1011)


  1. SHOW VETERINARIAN:

(The Show Veterinarian may never be the same person as the FEI Veterinary Delegate)

Name: Mr. Ben Sykes

Address: Hyvinkään Hevossairaala Oy

Hyyppäräntie 41

05800 Hyvinkää











  1. CUSTOMS FORMALITIES


HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENTRY OF HORSES TO FINLAND


EU-Countries:

- Health certificate signed by an officially authorized veterinarian

- Minimum information in the identification sheet and

- FEI passport or registration document from the NF.

Third Countries:

Switzerland

- Health certificate signed by an officially authorized veterinarian

- Minimum information in the identification document sheet and

- FEI passport or registration document from the NF.

Australia, New Zealand, Russia

-Health certificate signed by an officially authorized veterinarian

- Coggins test within three (3) months before export, with negative results. (The test must be carried out by an officially approved laboratory. The test results, certified by the laboratory, have to be attached to the animal health certificate accompanying the animal.

- Minimum information in the identification document sheet and

- FEI passport.

Norway

- Health certificate signed by an officially authorized veterinarian

- Minimum information in the identification document sheet and

- FEI passport.

Please note! Horses arriving from third countries crossing the EC-border the first time when arriving to Finland must arrive in Helsinki (Port) or Vaalimaa. Arrival by air from third countries is unfortunately prohibited!


CUSTOMS FORMALITIES

Horses arriving from third countries crossing the EC-border the first time when arriving to Finland are strongly recommended to travel on

an ATA-Carnet, to avoid possible demand for payment of customs guarentee in cash at the border.



  1. MEDICATION CONTROL LABORATORY


Details of FEI Approved Laboratory appointed to carry out analyses on samples collected at this event. (Vet. Regs. Art. 1021 and FEI Bulletin).


Name: Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques (L.C.H

Address: Verrières le Buisson,

France

Telephone: Fax:

Email:




  1. NAME OF DOCTOR / MEDICAL SERVICE


Name: There will be a team of doctors as well as a first aid unit

(Red cross) & an ambulance at the showground at all times


  1. NAME OF FARRIER


Name: Mr. Petri Meyer


TO BE PUBLISHED VERBATIM IN ALL SCHEDULES


THE FEI CODE OF CONDUCT


FOR THE WELFARE OF THE HORSE


The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) expects all those involved in international equestrian sport to adhere to the FEI’s Code of Conduct and to acknowledge and accept that at all times the welfare of the horse must be paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.


  1. At all stages during the preparation and training of competition horses, welfare must take precedence over all other demands. This includes good horse management, training methods, farriery and tack, and transportation.


  1. Horses and competitors must be fit, competent and in good health before they are allowed to compete. This encompasses medication use, surgical procedures that threaten welfare or safety, pregnancy in mares and the misuse of aids.


  1. Events must not prejudice horse welfare. This involves paying careful attention to the competition areas, ground surfaces, weather conditions, stabling, site safety and fitness of the horse for onward travel after the event.


  1. Every effort must be made to ensure that horses receive proper attention after they have competed and that they are treated humanely when their competition careers are over. This covers proper veterinary care, competition injuries, euthanasia and retirement.


  1. The FEI urges all involved with the sport to attain the highest levels of education in their areas of expertise.


A full copy of this Code can be obtained from the Fédération Equestre Internationale, Avenue Mon-Repos 24, CH-1005 Lausanne, Switzerland. Telephone: +41 21 310 47 47. The Code is available in English & French. The Code is also available on the FEI’s website: www.horsesport.org.

A P P E N D I X

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TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZE MONEY FOR (choose category):


CDI1* CDI2* X CDI3* CDI-W CDIO2* CDIO3* CDIY CDIOY
CDIJ CDIOJ CDIP CDIOP CDI-Ch CDIO-Ch Young Horses

Championship Games




TOTAL PRIZE MONEY




Name of Class Amount



Competition No 1 FEI Grand Prix 1500 €



Competition No 2 FEI Grand Prix Special 1500 €



Competition No 3 FEI Grand Prix Kür 2000 €



Distribution of prize money - min. 5 per competition, distributed to 25 % of participants.





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FIRST DAY : Friday DATE (dd/mm/yy) : 19.10.2007



COMPETITION No 1


Name of competition and article(s) of the Dressage Rules relating to this competition (e.g. Articles 421 and 422)

Participation Art 422.3.4.6 Open to all horses 8 years and older

Indicate test to be ridden and edition: FEI GRAND PRIX, test B 2003 edition

Qualifying competition for Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle. Riders shall

declare which competition they wish to enter.

Number of horses per rider: one

Starting order: Draw Art. 425.2 reverse order of World ranking list in groups of five

Total prize money + split-up: 1500 € (500, 400, 300, 200, 100)

Distribution of prize money - min. 5 per competition, distributed to 25 % of participants.

Entry fee: none√


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COMPETITION No 2


Name of competition and article(s) of the Dressage Rules relating to this competition (e.g. Articles 421 and 422)

Participation Art 422.3.4.6 Open to all horses 8 years and older

Open to and compulsory for up to the best 15 rider/horse combinations who have opted for the Grand Prix Special.


Indicate test to be ridden and edition: FEI Grand Prix Special

Number of horses per rider: one

Starting order: Draw Art 425.5. Reverse order from Grand Prix in groups of five

Total prize money + split-up: 1500 € (500, 400, 300, 200, 100)

Distribution of prize money - min. 5 per competition, distributed to 25 % of participants.

Entry fee: none


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SECOND DAY : Saturday DATE (dd/mm/yy) : 20.10.2007


COMPETITION No 3


Name of competition and article(s) of the Dressage Rules relating to this competition (e.g. Articles 421 and 422)

Participation Art 422.3.4.6 Open to all horses 8 years and older

Open to and compulsory for up to the best 6 rider/horse combinations from the Grand Prix, who have opted for the Grand Prix Freestyle

Indicate test to be ridden and edition: FEI Grand Prix FREESTYLE with music, 2006 edition

Number of horses per rider: one

Starting order: Draw Art 425.5. Reverse order from Grand Prix in groups of three


Total prize money + split-up: 2000 € (900, 650, 450, 300, 200)

Distribution of prize money - min. 5 per competition, distributed to 25 % of participants.

Entry fee: none

APPENDIX TO SCHEDULE


VETERINARY MATTERS (Art. 1004.2, 1005, 1011)


  1. VETERINARY ASPECTS “A”


VETERINARY REGULATIONS, 10th Edition, 1st January 2006

(see website www.horsesport.org)


THE FOLLOWING TEXT MUST BE PUBLISHED IN VERBATIM IN ALL SCHEDULES


VETERINARY EXAMINATIONS, HORSE INSPECTIONS & PASSPORT CONTROLS


These will be carried out in accordance with the “Veterinary Regulations”, Art. 1011 & the discipline rules.


“General Regulations”, 21st Edition, effective 1st January 2005 will apply:


Art. 139.1

Every horse entered for any competition at CNs or ClMs (see Appendix D) in a foreign country (see GRs 141.2), and all horses entered for other Cls, ClOs, Championships, Regional and Olympic Games, whether at home or in foreign countries (see GRs 141.2), must have an official, valid FEI Passport, or a National Passport approved by the FEI and accompanied by an FEI Recognition Card and, when applicable, an FEI registration number, as a means of identification and to establish ownership.


Art. 139.2

Horses taking part in CNs and ClMs (see Appendix D) in their country of residence are not required to have such a passport as is mentioned in paragraph 1. All such horses must be properly registered and identifiable and, unless there is no national requirement for equine influenza vaccination in the host country and in the country of origin all horses must have a valid vaccination certificate.


EQUINE INFLUENZA VACCINATION, VET. REGS. ANNEX VII (except events taking place in NZL & AUS)


All horses and ponies for which an FEI Passport, or a National Passport approved by the FEI has been issued, must have the vaccination section endorsed by a veterinarian, stating that it has received two injections for primary vaccination against equine influenza, given between 1 and 3 months apart. In addition, a booster injection must be recorded as having been given within each succeeding 6 months, subsequent to the second injection of the primary vaccination. None of these injections must have been given within the preceding 7 days including the day of the competition or of entry into the competition stables.


The above are the minimum requirements for influenza vaccination. Both primary and first and subsequent booster injections should be given according to the manufacturer's instructions which will fall within the stipulation of the FEI ruling.

SAMPLING FOR PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES (Vet. Regs. Chapter V & VI and Annex IV)


Regular sampling is carried out in CCI3*/4*, CSIs (3*, 4*, 5*), CIOs, World Cup Qualifiers and Finals, Championships and Games, whereas at other CIs sampling is recommended. When testing takes place, the number of horses tested is at the discretion of the Testing Veterinarian/Veterinary Delegate; however, a minimum of three is recommended (Vet. Regs. Art. 1016)


Special guidelines are applicable for events covered by the FEI Medication Control Programme (Groups I & II only).


MEDICATION CONTROL PROGRAMME (GROUP I & II ONLY)


The Organising Committees of FEI events within Groups I & II are advised to charge competitors the equivalent of CHF 12.50 per horse per event as a contribution towards the costs of the MCP programme.



  1. VETERINARY ASPECTS "B"


WHEN RETURNING THE DRAFT SCHEDULE TO THE FEI, PLEASE SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:


  1. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENTRY OF HORSES


Details on compulsory health tests and, where applicable, quarantine period and protocol, etc. PLEASE APPEND SPECIMEN IMPORT LICENCES WHICH WILL BE APPLIED TO HORSES ATTENDING THIS EVENT. In case of doubt or problems, please contact the FEI Veterinary Department as soon as possible.


  1. CUSTOMS FORMALITIES


NFs holding an international event in their country should inform their National Veterinary Authority and their Customs Authority at least four weeks beforehand. They should request every facility to assist the movement of horses accompanied by FEI Passports, and the necessary veterinary certification at frontier crossing points into and out of their countries. (Vet. Regs. Art. 1004.2)


  1. MCP CENTRAL LABORATORY - APPLICABLE ONLY TO GROUPS I & II


Under the Medication Control Programme (MCP) in Groups I and II, all samples collected in accordance with Vet. Regs Art. 1016 will be analysed by the Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques (LCH), 15, rue de Paradis, F-91370 Verrières le Buisson. The central MCP Laboratory will be reviewed in June 2009. Please refer to FEI Bulletin for further information. For events other than those listed in Vet. Regs Art. 1016 or for events other than in Groups I and II, samples may be analysed at an alternative FEI listed laboratory (Vet Regs Art. 1021).





MISCELLANEOUS


  1. OBJECTIONS/COMPLAINTS (Art. 167-171)


All complaints and objections to be valid must be made in writing and accompanied by a deposit of CHF 150.- or equivalent.


  1. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AT THE END OF THE COMPETITIONS


Full information on all special prizes for example:

Leading rider award – prizes

Best foreign rider - prize

Best home rider – prize

Team awards - prize


  1. PRIZE - CLASSIFICATION (Art. 128, 129, 130)


Details of system to determine the leading rider etc.

Any other details pertaining to prize distribution.



  1. DEDUCTIONS FROM PRIZE MONEY


Full details of any deductions from prize money must be outlined in the schedule.

This includes government taxes. If it is necessary for OCs to deduct such taxes, they must provide participants with an official form indicating the amount of tax deducted.

none

  1. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AND INDEMNITIES (Art. 130)


State when and where the prize money will be distributed. At checkout in the Secretary’s Office

Twenty-five percent of participants per competition must receive prize money.

(one prize for each group of four commenced competitors or part thereof)


  1. INSURANCES


Details pertaining to insurance of competitors, horses etc. Responsibility of OC for damages, fire, theft etc.

The OC will not be responsible for any material and/or physical damage, accident or illness which may occur to owners, Chefs d’Equipe, competitors or grooms in any circumstance within or out of the competition grounds before, during or after the competitions. Damage to horses, saddlery, stable attachment and other property (including theft or loss) will not fall under the responsibility of the OC.

The following is to be published verbatim in each schedule:


All owners and competitors are personally responsible for damages to third parties caused by themselves, their employees, their agents or their horses. They are therefore strongly advised to take out third-party insurance providing full coverage for participation in equestrian events at home and abroad, and to keep the policy up to date.


  1. EVENT'S ORGANISATION (Art. 114 - 115)


In exceptional circumstances, together with the approval of Chefs d'Equipe and Ground Jury the OC reserves the right to modify the schedule in order to clarify any matter or matters arising from an omission or due to unforeseen circumstances. Any such changes must be notified to all competitors and officials as soon as possible and they must be reported to the FEI Secretary General by the Foreign Judge.


  1. ENTRY RIGHT TO SHOWGROUNDS (Art. 133, 1005)


Details concerning right of entry to show grounds of owners, grooms, riders, other persons.




FOR THE INFORMATION OF ORGANISING COMMITTEES

AND OFFICIALS
















THE INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE RIDER CLUB (IDRC)

THE INTERNATIONAL DRESSAGE TRAINER CLUB (IDTC)

FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE (FEI)



REMINDER FOR RIDERS AND TRAINERS

REGARDING WARMING-UP AND TRAINING AREAS




In recent years the warming-up areas have become more accessible to spectators, judges, press and media who enjoy watching skilful and sensitive riding and training methods.


Every rider and trainer must accept his responsibility to uphold the high level of horse welfare our sport has achieved.


All warming-up and training areas are supervised by officially appointed FEI stewards. Their job is to ensure that FEI regulations are enforced and riders and trainers maintain standards of riding and warming-up in accordance with art. 143 and 144 of the FEI General Regulations.


Should any spectator, rider, trainer or judge be concerned about, or feel they are witnessing rough or unfair riding or training, without delay they should immediately report the incident to the FEI Steward. The FEI Steward will then decide on the appropriate course of action including reporting the incident to the Chief Steward who will report to the President of the Ground Jury.


More detailed information regarding disciplinary procedures can be found in the FEI General Regulations, art. 174.


FOR THE INFORMATION OF ORGANISING COMMITTEES



STABLE SECURITY/STEWARDING AT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF

VRs Art. 1005.2.5, Annex X



  1. ACCESS TO STABLE AREA


The stables must be completely enclosed within a suitably restrictive perimeter (stable area) which will act both as a deterrent to the admission of unauthorised persons and to the exit of horses. The area must be sufficiently large to allow horses to be evacuated from the stables in an emergency but still remain within the confines of the perimeter.


Whenever possible the stable area must include only stables; lorries, caravans, etc., should not be permitted within the area unless specifically needed as accommodation for horses and/or grooms.


Access to stables must be limited to those persons indicated in VRs Art. 1005.2.5. It is essential that the official issuing authorised access be a responsible person of seniority within the Organising Committee.



  1. CONTROL OF ACCESS


A control system must operate at all entrance gates so that there is an efficient and reliable method of identifying those who enter and leave the stable area at any time.


Extra vigilance must be used in establishing the identity of persons and reasons for entering the stables during the night.



  1. STEWARDING OF STABLE AREA


At least one stable steward, directly responsible to the Chief Steward, must be present or readily available in the vicinity of the stable area 24 hours a day during the entire duration of the event. He may be assisted by deputies as required. The steward/deputies must regularly patrol the stable area, without establishing any predetermined pattern, to discourage any form of illegal practices or abuses to horses. Any misdemeanours must be reported immediately to the stable steward who must, in turn, report to the Chief Steward.


The duty of the stewards is therefore to safeguard the welfare of the horses and to prevent any form of illegal practices.


  1. GROOMS


It is appreciated that grooms wish to remain with their horses during the night. Only grooms duly registered with the OC are permitted to do so.


The Person Responsible must ensure that his/her grooms, or any other authorised persons with access to his/her horses, are familiar with the security and stewarding procedures operating at the event attended.



  1. MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT EVENT GROUNDS


Movement of horses between the stables, practice, grazing and main arena must be strictly controlled. The optimum layout for Jumping and Dressage disciplines is attached. It is appreciated that flexibility will be required depending on the requirements of other disciplines.



  1. STEWARDING OF PRACTICE ARENA


The Chief Steward must ensure that all practice arenas are adequately stewarded all the time that they are officially open. He must also ensure that these arenas are subject to random control when they are officially closed.



  1. GRAZING AREA


It is recommended that a grazing area be provided at all outdoor events, and that this be subject to random control. If available, horses must only be grazed or walked in hand within this area.



The Foreign Judge/TD at events will be specifically asked to check that the relevant requirements are met as reasonably as can be expected, depending on the discipline, and to indicate clearly any shortfalls, following which consideration may be given to altering the category of the event in future.








 






FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES


SPECIAL GUIDELINES FOR VETERINARY ASPECTS



The section of the Checklist entitled "Veterinary Aspects" is comprised of four sections as follows:


  1. Veterinary Aspects "A" (see page 5)


This page must be published verbatim in all schedules. It refers to:


  • veterinary examinations, horse inspections and passport controls;

  • equine influenza vaccination (note: some events take place, either at venues or in countries which impose more stringent equine influenza vaccination requirements than the FEI. Any deviations from the FEI requirements must be clearly indicated as an addition to the text in Veterinary Aspects "A" which must be published verbatim in the schedules

  • sampling for prohibited substances;

  • Medication Control Programme.


  1. Veterinary Aspects "B" (see page 6)


This page must be fully completed and returned to the FEI with the Draft Schedule.


  1. Code of Conduct (see page 9)


This page must be published in all schedules and it is recommended that it also be published in all programmes of international events.


  1. Order Form for FEI Sampling Kits (see page 20)


The MCP is effected in Groups I and II, by Testing Teams of veterinarians and technicians and by Laboratories all directly instructed by the FEI.

At international events outside the MCP area or at those which are covered by the MCP but at which sampling is required when the Testing Teams are not present, the Veterinary Commission/Delegate will operate in accordance with Vet. Regs Chapter VI.

To provide for this eventuality, FEI Sampling Kits should be ordered directly on the form provided, from:


LABORATOIRE DES COURSES HIPPIQUES (LCH)

15, rue de Paradis

F - 91370 Verrières le Buisson

Telephone: +33 1 69 75 28 28

Telefax: +33 1 69 75 28 30


Orders must be received at least two months in advance of the date required. Any kits ordered, other than by FEI appointed MCP Testing Veterinarians, will be invoiced directly by LCH.

NFs are encouraged to stock an adequate number of sampling kits for use by organisers of international events.

TO BE USED BY NATIONAL FEDERATIONS AND ORGANISING COMMITTEES TO ORDER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR MCP



FEI SAMPLING KIT ORDER FORM




TO: Dr Yves Bonnaire, Directeur FAX: +33 1 69 75 28 30

LABORATOIRE DES COURSES HIPPIQUES (LCH)

15, rue de Paradis

F-91370 Verrières le Buisson



CC: FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE FAX: +41 21 310 47 60

Dr Frits Sluyter

Administrator of Medication Control Program

Avenue Mon-Repos 24

CH-1005 Lausanne



(Please print or type)


ORDER FORM (National Federation / Organising Committee)


Competition


OC / NF


Contact Name


Contact Address



City


Country


Phone Fax




Please invoice the following order to NF / OC as above :



FEI/LAB KITS indicate number required

1 kit per horse to be sampled

(including syringes, needles, etc...)




Date: Signature:



Please allow 28 days for delivery

FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES





Effective as of 15 January 2007







For the information of NF’s and Organising Committes of CDI’s





SANCTIONS AGAINST CDI ORGANISING COMMITTEES

BREAKING FEI RULES





Arena advertising (Article 429):


Advertising on arena fence exceeding stipulated maximum 44 meters.


  1. Warning letter and financial fine of CHF 5.000 per meter in excess.

  2. If second violation occurs, the event will not be granted CDI status at the next application to FEI calendar.



Foreign Judge (Article 437):


Use of only 2 Foreign Judges at CDI3*/CDIOs without receiving exemption from FEI.


  1. Warning letter.

  2. If second violation the event will not be granted CDI status at next application to FEI calendar.








FEI Dressage Committee



FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES




P H O T O G R A P H SGAMES AND CHAMPIONSHIPS






Please remember to provide the FEI with photographs of your event.


Your photos are needed for the publication of the results of the Games/Championships in the FEI Bulletin and the Awards Ceremony to be held during the annual FEI General Assembly.


Criteria for Photographs


Photos must be taken by an accredited photographer

Photos of individual winners in each discipline (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Photos of team winners in each discipline (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Each photo must have a legible caption

Please address photos to Wiveka Lundh, Commercial Department


Thank you for sending us your photos as soon as possible after your event so that they can be published in the corresponding Bulletin.


FOR INFORMATION

BASIC PRESS FACILITIES

Requirements from the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ)



Helping the media to provide good coverage for your competition is one of the cheapest forms of publicity available. Stories in newspapers, magazines or on the radio or television will do a lot for your event, for your sponsors and for the overall visibility of equestrian sport in your area. While media requirements at the top levels can be elaborate, attention to some very simple and easy details can do a lot to help the media exposure of even the smallest competition.


  • Programmes, starting orders, course plans and results must be available at all times. The media must be given priority in the distribution of final results.


  • A small, reserved working area should be available. This can be a small room or a separate space within the secretariat or show office.


  • At least one telephone line must be exclusively available for the media and must be accessible for modem. It does not have to be for free, but available for the media. It can be difficult for the media to find a suitable phone for connecting a laptop so this is a very helpful thing to provide.


  • One telefax must be available. As above, it does not have to be for free. Journalists can pay for their phone calls, but it does need to be available.


  • Press stand. Some seats should be reserved for the media close to the competitors.

  • Press officer. Even in the smallest show, there should be somebody aware that the media might show up and need some help. Within the organizing committee, somebody should be responsible for answering questions from the media if needed (including on the telephone) or to organize a press conference.


  • Access to the warm-up areas. It is essential that journalists and photographers have a chance to contact the riders for interviews, photos etc., and this is best done near the warm-up area.


  • Parking. At least for the photographers who have to carry heavy equipment, there should be a possibility of getting into reserved parking areas next to the competition venue.


  • It would be helpful if accredited press have the opportunity to have some food and drink readily available.