Endurance sport rules and FEI Rules
Elevator competitions may be run in Novice and Open classes but are not to be held as a Championship Class, unless in extreme circumstances in consultation with the Event Organisers, Ground Jury and Technical Delegate.
o Minimum Novice elevator competition distance 60 km
o Maximum Novice elevator competition distance 90 km
o Minimum Open elevator competition distance 80 km
o Maximum Open elevator competition distance 120 km
All combinations must successfully complete a minimum of 30km/1 loop before they can choose not to elevate.
All entrants in an elevator competition must enter for the maximum available distance within their class.
Minimum and maximum competition times to be set for each phase in Novice elevator classes.
Maximum competition times for Open Classes to be set as an overall ride time, no individual phase times will be set.
Combinations that successfully complete a phase(s), but who choose not to elevate following passing the vet inspection off that phase, to the next or maximum available distance will be given recognition only for the distance successfully completed.
A competitor can only choose not to elevate if there is no requested or compulsory pending veterinary re-inspection and before the departure time for the next phase. If the competitor passes a requested or compulsory re-inspection, they can then choose not to elevate before the departure time of the next phase.
The time the rider decides to not elevate must be recorded in the logbook.
Competitors who elect not to elevate after successful completion of vetting at a designated elevation distance will have their logbooks marked as “Did Not Elevate”.
The distance completed to the point where the rider decides to not elevate must be recorded in the logbook.
Riders who choose not to elevate, must immediately present their horse at the vet ring for a final veterinary inspection. Horses cannot be eliminated for veterinary reasons at this inspection.
The decision not to elevate must be made before the designated departure time for the next phase.
3.3 A maximum of two Novice 40-50km competitions can be claimed as a qualification retrospectively for novice horses.
Include the rides (date & venue) you wish to claim
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