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   EFI TECHNICAL GUIDELINES


Effective from 1st August 2016

ARTICLE 101

CATEGORIES

1.  NEC PRE NOVICE EVENTING


2.  NEC NOVICE EVENTING


3.  CNC ONE STAR EVENTING(CNC*)


4.  CCN ONE STAR EVENTING(CCN*)


5.  CNC TWO STAR EVENTING(CNC**)


6.  CCN TWO STAR EVENTING (CCN **)


7.  CNC THREE STAR EVENTING (CNC***)


8.  CCN THREE STAR EVENTING (CCN***)


ARTICLE 102

ELIGIBLITY OF HORSES

Eligibility of horses for participation in Pre-Novice, Novice and CNC/CCN one star category shall be governed by EFI rules. Eligibility for CCI and CIC one, two & three star and CCN/ CNC two & three star events shall be Governed by FEI rules.

ARTICLE 103

CONDUCTS OF COMPETITIONS

1.  It is mandatory for the organizers to conduct at least four categories of Eventing Competitions irrespective of the number of entries, to enable the riders to accrue points for up gradation.


2.  Two medals will not be awarded for the same event.


ARTICLE 104

PRE NOVICE EVENTERS : AGE

All horses 4 yrs of age and above shall be eligible to participate in Pre Novice Eventing.

ARTICLE 105

ELIGIBLITY OF PARTICIPATION : PRE NOVICE HORSES

1.  Pre Novice horses shall be allowed to participate in Pre Novice Eventing category only till two successful completion in EFI recognized/organized competitions and thereafter the horses shall be automatically upgraded to Novice category.


2.  Pre Novice Horses shall be allowed to participate in Novice Eventing in the same competition for which cooling period/rest of 72 hours or more is mandatory.


ARTICLE 106

NOVICE EVENTERS : AGE

All horses of 4 yrs of age and above can participate in Novice Eventing.

ARTICLE 107

ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPATION : NOVICE HORSES

1.  Horses upgraded from Pre Novice.


2.  Novice horses shall be allowed to participate in one grade high ie. CNC/CCN one star category provided they meet MER/qualifying results for upgradaion from novice to one star & meet age criteria (Refer Art 114.2). Cooling period/rest of 72 h or more is mandatory and 5 yrs of age.


3.  With the permission of NF, the horses on achieving age eligibility criteria may be allowed to participate directly to Novice category.


ARTICLE 108

EVENTERS ONE & TWO STAR : AGE

Horse may compete in one and two star level competitions on attaining the age of six year (FEI Art 503.4 refers) and horses may compete in CNC/CCN one star events on attaining the age of 5 yrs (NEC Eventing)..


ARTICLE 109

EVENTING ONE STAR : ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPATION

The cut off classification for CCI*/CIC*/CCN*/CNC* horses are as under:-


1.  Horses achieved a QR/MER in Novice Eventing as per EFI Rules in EFI organized/ recognized competition.


2.  Novice horse of 5 yrs and above can participate competitive in one higher grade in CNC*/CCN* eventing only and for CCI*/CIC* competitions, FEI rules will be applied provided the horse meets the QR/MER and age profile.


3.  Cooling period/rest of 72 h or more is mandatory.


ARTICLE 110

EVENTERS TWO STAR : ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION

Only horses qualifying for Two star competitions as laid down MER by the FEI can participate in CIC**/CCI**/CNC**/CCN** and shall also be applicable for up gradation from CNC/CCN one star to two star.


ARTICLE 111

PARTICIPATION : GENERAL

1.  Eventing horses after competing in Pre novice and Novice Eventing will have mandatory 72 hrs of cooling period/rest for participation in higher grade in same competition.


2.  Horses can participate competitive one grade higher than parent grade in same event (Horse Show), provided the horse meets the QR/MER of EFI and FEI at lower grade. This condition shall be applicable for Novice horses.


3.  Horse Concours (HC):- A horse is allowed to start the competition in its own grade or any lower grade but will not be entitled for any benefits whatsoever including upgradation & downgradation. All HC entries will start at the top order of the draw in the competition. No horse can participate as HC in a higher grade.


4.  Abuse to Horses:- As per FEI Rules. (IT IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDENT GROUND JURY TO ELIMINATE THE RIDER AND/OR AWARD A YELLOW CARD AS PER FEI GUIDELINES).


ARTICLE 112

ELIGIBILITY OF RIDERS : AGE

1.  Minimum age of a rider for participation in JNEC Eventing is 16 yrs.


2. FEI article 503.2 will be referred for participation in senior events viz national championships, international competitions/championships and games.



ARTICLE 113

ELIGIBILITY OF RIDERS : PARTICIPATION

1.  A Rider can enter a max of three horses in each grade in the NEC. He will have to nominate any two horses for his penalties to be counted towards rider points. Nominated horses will start first in the competition. A rider will get points in each grade for his highest placed nominated horse only. The penalties of the other horses will only be counted towards up gradation and not towards rider points irrespective of the result.


2.  If a rider does not nominate his horse before the start of the competition then the first horse ridden in the competition will be deemed as nominated horse and penalties accrued by first horse ridden will count.


3.  FEI rules will be applied for international competitions/championships and games.

ARTICLE 114

1.  Minimum Eligibility Requirement from CNC*/CCN*/CIC*/CCI* & above, FEI rules on up gradation will be applied.


2.  Minimum Eligibility Requirement from Novice eventing to one star eventing.


(a) Dressage                – 65 penalties and below.


(b) Cross Country        (i) 20 Penalties.
                                    (ii) Not exceeding the optimum time by over 90 secs.


(c) Show Jumping        – 12 jumping penalties and below.


3.  MER will not be effected toward upgrading for a rider who comes before times and is awarded 25 penalties.


Note:- HORSE SCORING MORE THAN 75 PENALITIES IN DRESSAGE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO START IN CROSS COUNTRY AND JUMPING PHASE OF EVENTING.

ARTICLE 115

UP GRADING PROCEDURE

From To Procedure
PRE NOVICE NOVICE On two successful completion of the Pre Novice event. Article 105 to be referred.
NOVICE CNC*/CCN*/CCI*/CIC* Horse on achieving one MER will automatically upgraded, article 114(2) to be referred.
CCI*/CIC*/CNC*/CCN*
CCI**/CIC**/CNC**/CCN** FEI Rules governing up gradation of horses will be applied.
CCI**/CIC**/CNC**/CCN**
CCI***/CIC***/CNC***/CCN*** FEI rules governing up gradation of horses will be applied.

A Rider may be permitted to upgrade his horse to any grade on submission of a written application to efi which will be vetted by a committee consisting of vp tech, Member discipline & secy gen. However, Once upgraded the horse will remain in that higher grade till it is downgraded as per the procedures of downgrading.

ARTICLE 116

DOUBLE UPGRADATION

1.  With the present policy of participation a horse may participate in two or more different grades in the same EFI Calendar year (01 Aug to 31 Jul). With this policy in vogue it is possible that certain horse may get upgraded by two grades within the same EFI Calendar yr. However, the rider will have the liberty whether to accept or reject the 2nd upgradation within the same yr by sending a written application to Secy Gen EFI.


2.  In case, after the first upgradation if the horse participates in next higher grade and achieve results within first three positions in individual event of NEC during the same EFI calendar yr the horse will remain in the next higher grade in which he participated (i.e 2nd upgradation).


ARTICLE 117

EFI AGE CRITERIA FOR HORSES

Age Category Remarks
4 yrs Pre Novice Eventing 04 yrs old and above
4 yrs Novice Eventing -do-
5 yrs CNC/CCN one Star 5 yrs & above
6 yrs CCI/CIC one/two star & above CIC/CCI one star and above, FEI rules will be applied

ARTICLE 118

DOWN GRADING PROCEDURE

FROM TO
CCN*/CNC*/Novice Eventing Novice/Pre Novice Category No Downgrading is allowed.
Only HC entries are permitted

ARTICLE 119

FEI article 522 refers for reverse qualification of horses and athletes..


ARTICLE 120

SPECIFICATIONS

(a)  PRE NOVICE EVENTIN G
(b)  NOVICE EVENTIN G
(c)  ONE STAR EVENTIN G
(d)  TWO STAR EVENTIN G
(e)  THREE STAR EVENTIN G

ARTICLE 121

EVENTING DRESSAGE

Pre Novice Eventing T est Appendix “A”
Novice Eventing Test Appendix “B”
One Star Competitions 2015 A 1* test approx 4 ½ min
2015 B1* test approx 4 min
Appendix “C”
Appendix “D”
Two Star Competitions 2015 A 2 * Test approx 5 min
2015 B 2* Test approx 5 min
Appendix “E”
Appendix “F”

Cross Country & Show Jumping :- All specifications relating to Cross Country and Show Jumping eventing in the star category, latest FEI rules would apply. The same may be downloaded from the FEI official website www.horsesport.org under reference section.


ARTICLE 122

TECHNICAL CONDUCT AND VETERINARY REGULATIONS

As per FEI Ru les.


ARTICLE 123

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PRE-NOVICE

OBSTACLERS PRENOVICE NOVICE
HEIGHTS
Fixed 0.90m 1.00m
Brush 1.10m 1.20m
SPREADS
At Highest Point 1.10m 1.20m
Base 1.40m 1.60m
Ditches 1.40m 1.80m
Drops – (maximum one) 1.20m 1.40m
Height of obstacle water 0.50 m 0.80 m
WATER
Depth entry to exit
0.30m 0.30m
Minimum width of crossing 9m 09m
C OURSE PRE NO VICE NOVICE
Speed 500mpm 520 mpm
Distance 2000-2500m 2500-3500m
Number of Efforts 20-22 22-25
JUMPING TAB LE PRE NO VICE NOVICE
Length 350-400m 350-450m
Speed 325 mpm 350mpm
No Obstacles/Max Efforts 10 10-12
Maximum Height 0.90m 1.00m
Spreads 1.10m 1.20m
Base of Triple Bar 1.40m 1.60m
Combinations None Double (only one)
Min Specification 2/3 full height & spread 2/3 full height & spread

ARTICLE 124

TYPES OF CROSS COUNTRY OBSTACLES

TYPE PRE-NO VICE
(20-22 Ef forts)
NOVICE
(22-25 Ef forts)
Upright/Vertical 3-5 fences, min frontage 3m ascending ground line 3-5 fences, min frontage 2m with ground line
Ascending Oxer 2-3 fences, min frontage 3 m with ground line 3-5 fences, min frontage 2.5m with ground line, ascending in design
Brush Max 02 min frontage 4m 2-3, min frontage 3m
Water One jumping effort into water, water level from ground line not more than 30cm, fence at exit not at acute turn and not closer than 3 strides from exit One jumping effort into water, level of water from ground line not more than 30cm. Fence at exit not closer than 2 strides from exit.
Ditch 01 not deeper than 50cm Min frontage 5m, clearly marked, not on a blind turn 01 not deeper than 50cm, min frontage 4m, clearly marked, not on a blind turn
Ditch and Vertical 01 ascending vertical, ditch not deeper than 30cm and not more than 1.00m wide 01 ascending vertical, ditch not deeper than 30cm and not more than 1.20m wide
Ski Drop 01, max drop 1.20m, fence after drop not closer than 5 strides 01, max drop 1.40m, fence after drop not closer than 4 strides.
Drop 01, max drop 1 m 20 cm , fence after drop not closer than 5 strides 01 max drop 1 m 40 cm fence after drop not closer than 4 strides.
Designed parallel (hogs back, hut, table, chicken coop etc 3-4 (ascending) 3-4 (ascending)
Bank/Step up 01 01
Accuracy fences Nil 02, not as combination Min frontage 2m, not on gradients or blind/sharp turns or into water
Combination One related distance fence in cross country with minimum 3 strides One (not into water) at min 2 strides.
Gradient No obstacles on steep gradients No obstacles on steep gradients.

ARTICLE 125

IN PRE NOVICE AND NOVICE EVENTING ALL HORSES THAT FINISH LESS THAN 30 SECONDS OF THE OPTIMUM TIME WILL BE PENALIZED 25 PENALTIES AND IT WILL NOT BE COUNTED TOWARDS UPGRADATION /DOWNGRADATION.

ARTICLE 126

FEI Rules will be referred for welfare of horses and atheletes and safety requirements.

ARTICLE 127

RIDERS : POINTS

EVENT 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
CNC*/CCN* 10 8 6 5 4 3
CNC**/CCN** 12 10 8 6 5 4
CNC***/CCN*** 16 14 12 10 8 6
CIC*/CCI* 12 10 8 6 5 4
ASIAN GAMES 14 12 10 8 6 5
CIC**/CCI** 16 14 12 10 8 6
CIC/CCI*** 18 16 14 12 10 8

Note:-

1.  Only qualifying results will be counted towards rider’s points

2.  The moment National Events/International Events are held in next calendar year the rider’s points for the previous year will be cancelled and points will be valid for 12 months only.

3.  A rider will only get point in each grade for highest placed horse.

4.  Medals to be awarded in all categories of Eventing competitions. A rider will not be awarded any medal if he gets more penalties then those specified below:-

(a) Pre-Novice/Novice -80 Penalties
(b) One Star -90 Penalties
(c) Two Star -100 Penalties
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