QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE & CERTIFICATES OF CAPABILITY

Article 816 – QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE & CERTIFICATES OF CAPABILITY (Please refer to Endurance Notes for Guidance for Transitional Arrangements) 816.1 Novice Qualifying: to be administered by each NF. The Novice Qualification eligibility form (Annex 2 of the Endurance Rules) needs to be filled in on the FEI online platform prior to the relevant NF making the first entry for the Athlete/Horse. 816.1.1 Horses and Athletes must, though not necessarily as a combination: 816.1.1.1 Successfully complete 2 rides of distances between 40-79 km and 2 rides of between 80-90 km at speeds of 16 kph or under. 816.1.2 From their first novice qualification ride, horses must complete the requirements of the qualification phase within 24 months. Horses are eligible to compete in a CEI 1* event 12 months from the completion of the first novice ride provided they have completed all the novice qualifications including respecting speed and rest period restrictions. Once the novice qualifications are fully completed, horses are eligible to compete in a CEI1* event for a 24 months period. 2019 ENDURANCE RULES CHAPTER II DEFINITION OF ENDURANCE EVENTS 22 816.1.3 From their first novice qualification ride, athletes must complete the requirements of this qualifying phase within 24 months. Once novice qualifications are fully completed, athletes are eligible to compete in a CEI1* event 6 months from the completion of the first novice event. After having completed the novice qualification, should an athlete fail to complete in a CEI1* during the next 24 months period, the athlete will need to refresh their novice qualification before progressing further. 816.1.4 For 8 years old Horses and older, dispensation of art. 816.1.2 and 816.1.3 can be granted if athletes and Horses, not necessarily as a combination, have accumulated a minimum of 240km in a maximum of three National Events in a 36 months period. 816.2 CEI Star Qualifying: to be determined according to FEI records and database, and attested to by each NF. 816.2.1 All Horses and Athletes must have successfully completed Novice Qualifying to be eligible for CEI Star Qualifying. 816.2.2 Horses and Athletes, not necessarily as a combination must successfully complete FEI Competitions to progress through the Star system, beginning with a successful completion at the 1-Star level, thereby qualifying to move up through each Star category as defined in Art 814. 816.2.3 Star System Qualification for Athletes to 3* level will be for up to five years and can be revalidated by successfully completing an FEI Competition applicable to the Athlete’s existing status or equivalent National Event distance. 816.2.4 Star System Qualification for Horses shall be valid for a period of 24 months. Should a Horse fail to complete an event at the next level for which it has qualified within that period it will need to re qualify for its existing level again before progressing further. 4