Current rule

Art 235.3. Disobediences, occurring between the moment the athlete/horse combination enters the competition arena and up until the moment the combination crosses the starting line in the correct direction, are not penalised. However, in the event of a fall of an athlete and/or horse from the moment the combination enters the arena up until the moment they cross the starting line in the correct direction once the signal to start has been given, the combination will not be permitted to take part in the round or competition in question.

 

Should be changed to:
Art 235.3. Disobediences, occurring between the moment the athlete/horse combination enters the competition arena and up until the moment the combination crosses the starting line in the correct direction, are not penalised. However, in the event of a fall of an athlete and/or horse at any time prior to starting the round (see Art. 226.2), the combination must be checked by the event’s medical service (or a medical doctor if the event’s medical service is not available). In the event of falling prior to the moment the combination crosses the startling line in the correct direction, the Ground Jury may give the athlete a later starting position if considered necessary. Riders with multiple equines in the class must still ride the equines in the correct order. The horse must be cleared by the Veterinarian or President of the Ground Jury and one other official, if the Veterinarian is not available, before it may be permitted to take part in the next round or competition at the event. Ref Art 224 4.1.1. In all FEI competitions FEI Jumping Rules Art 219 must be applied.

 

ESNZ Jumping Team
27 September 2021