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Article 401

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MAIN EVENTS


(a) NEC Tent Pegging-Lance (Individual)


(b) NEC Tent Pegging- Lance (Team).


(c) NEC Tent Pegging- Sword (Individual)


(d) NEC Tent Pegging- Sword (Team).



SUBSIDIARY EVENTS


(a) NEC Paired Tent Pegging (Lance & Sword)


(b) NEC Indian File (Lance & sword)


(c) NEC Rings & Peg- Lance


(d) NEC Lemons & Peg- Sword



ARTICLE 402

INDIVIDUAL TENT PEGGING - LANCE

This is an individual competition with following stipulations:-

1. Speed:- 800 mts per minute. Time allowed is 7.5 secs for 100m (FEI) course / 6.0 secs for 80m (ITPF) course.

2. Number of Rounds:- Two.

3. Number of Runs:- Three per round, the first round will have 2 runs on 6 cm pegs and 3rd run on 4 cm pegs. In second round the first run will be on 6 cm peg and 2nd & 3rd runs will be on 4 cm pegs.

4. Placing:- Highest scorer in both rounds will be placed first and the next best score will be placed next and so on.

5. Tie :- To avoid undue stress on tent pegging horses, there should be only one additional run on a 2.5 cm peg. Then the classification will be according to the time. If we still have a tie, then the classification will be according to the time of the last run, and if a tie persists, then the time of the run prior to that will be used to determine the winner / positions.

6. Length of Course:- 100 meters (FEI) / 80m (ITPF) (Start to Finish line).

7. Carry Distance:- 10 meters for Card Board pegs and 15 meters for wooden pegs.

8. First Peg:- 70 meters from start line.

ARTICLE 403

TEAM TENT PEGGING – LANCE

This is team Competition starting with 04 (four) riders. Specifications are as under:-

1. Speed:- 750 mts per minute. Time allowed is 8.0 sec for 100m (FEI) course / 6.4 secs for 80m (ITPF) course

2. Number of Rounds:- Two.

3. Number of Runs:- First round will have 2 runs on 6 cm pegs and the 3rd run on 4 cm peg. Second round will have first run on 6 cm peg and 2nd & 3rd runs on 4 cm pegs.

4. Points secured by all four riders will count.

5. Length of Course:- 100m (FEI) / 80m (ITPF) (Start to Finish Line).

6. Carry Distance:- 10 meters for Card Board Peg and 15 meters for wooden pegs.

7. First Peg:- 70 meters from Start Line

ARTICLE 404

INDIVIUAL TENT PEGGING - SWORD

This is an individual competition and rules laid down for lance (individual) will apply with the same, speed. Thus time allowed over a 100m (FEI) / 80m (ITPF) course will be 7.5 / 6.0 seconds. Thereafter time penalties apply.

ARTICLE 405

TEAM TENT PEGGING - SWORD

This is team competition consisting of 4 riders and rules laid down for lance (team) will apply and the speed shall be 750 meters per minute. Time allowed is 8.0 sec for 100m (FEI) course and 6.4 secs for 80m (ITPF) course.

ARTICLE 406

PAIRED TENT PEGGING (LANCE & SWORD)

This is a paired competition consisting of 2 riders riding abreast and conducted as per following rules:-


1. Speed:- 750 mts per minute. Time allowed is 8.0 Sec for 100m course and 6.4 secs for 80m course.

2. Number of Rounds :- One round of 2 runs. The first run will be on 6 cm pegs and the second run shall be on 4 Cm pegs

3. Placing : - The team with maximum points will be placed winner. The next best score second and so on.

4. Length of Course :- 100m (FEI) / 80m (ITPF) (Start to finish line).

ARTICLE 407

INDIAN FILE (LANCE AND SWORD)

The competition is run over two runs. In the first run all competitors carry lances and in the second run all competitors will carry swords. The total team score of both runs minus time penalties if any would decide the team positions. Each competitor will attempt the peg as per the serial number in the orders of start of the team. Carry of a wrong peg will not qualify the competitor for any score.


1. Speed :- 750 meters per minute.

2. Time Allowed :- While computing time allowed for Indian File allowance must be catered for the distance between pegs (i.e. 1 meter between each peg) and distance required to be maintained between 2 horses (i.e. 11 meters). Thus the time allowed for Card Board pegs is 11 seconds for 100m (FEI) course and 9.5 secs for 80m (ITPF) course.

3. Competitor positions:- If a competitor’s peg is knocked out of the ground by a previous rider, and the correct rider manages to score a strike on the peg, he will receive 4 points as for a draw and 6 points if he carried fully.


4. When a competitor draws his peg and it falls against the peg of a following competitor and this rider touches or carries both pegs, he will receive points on his peg alone.


5. No 1 peg will be opposite the peg marked.


6. No 1 rider takes the first peg; No 2 rider takes the second peg, and so on.


7. When a rider has passed his peg, it becomes a “dead peg”. If a following rider strikes it, there will be no penalty and no points are scored for that peg.


ARTICLE 408

RINGS AND PEG- LANCE

Equipment consists of two gallows with “T” crossbar 2.6 meters high from ground level with a horizontal cross bar of 1.8 meters extending 0.9 meters on either side of vertical having a vertical hanging strap (light materials) to the ring holder. The ring (6 cm inside measurement) is suspended at a height of 2.130 meters from the ground. The gallows are 15 meters apart, and a peg 20 meters beyond 2nd gallow and in line. Speed 750 meters per minute. (Time allowed is 8 secs for 100 m (FEI) course and 6.4 secs for 80m (ITPF) course).

ARTICLE 409

LEMONS AND PEG -SWORD

1. . The course set up as for Rings and Peg. Instead of Rings, Lemons and Peg in a line will be positioned. Speed 750 meters per minute (Time allowed is 8 secs for 100 m (FEI) courses and 6.4 secs for 80m (ITPF) course).

2. SLICE ONE :- With the sword resting horizontally behind the shoulders, hand in line with shoulder at neck height, elbow below hand, cut horizontally from rear to front.

3. SLICE TWO :- With sword at left shoulder, cut horizontally from front to rear, at neck height with elbow as high as hand.

Note:- A downward cut or “Push” at lemon will not be allowed and no points shall be awarded for the same.


ARTICLE 410

RESTRICTION/ ELIGIBILITY ON RIDERS

        All riders of 16 yrs of age and above can participate in NEC Tent Pegging Championships. For Young riders & Juniors refer to JNEC Article-502 whereby junior/young riders participate without compromising their status for JNEC events.

ARTICLE 411

RESTRICTION ON HORSES

1. Horses participating in National Tent-Pegging Championships cannot participate in any other discipline in that show.


2. Horses below 5 yrs of age cannot participate in National Tent-pegging Championships.


3. The events should be so planned that in a day horses are not required to do more than 8 runs excluding additional runs (in case of tie).


4. The minimum height of a horse shall be 14.2 hands unshod. An allowance of 10mm (3/8inch) will be made for shoes. Horses are to be measured by Veterinary Commission of the Organizing Committee prior to the commencement of the competition on the request of the Judge or his deputy or complaint by a team captain.


5. Official height measurement certificate issued by National Agricultural Associations, Pony Clubs, Breed Societies, the National Equestrian Federations will be accepted as proof of height.


ARTICLE 412

SPECIFICATIONS OF EQUIPMENTS

1. LANCE :- The lance shall not be shorter than 2.5 meters (8 feet 2 inch) and shall not exceed 2.75 meters (9 feet) with a smooth metal point without serrated or sharp edges. Grips are permitted. Lances can be of any material.

2. SWORD The course set up as for Rings and Peg. Instead of Rings, Lemons and Peg in a line will be positioned. Speed 750 meters per minute (Time allowed is 8 secs for 100 m (FEI) courses and 6.4 secs for 80m (ITPF) course).

3. WOODEN PEGS :- The dimensions of wooden pegs are 30 cm long, 2.5 cm thick but the width will vary from 6 cm/4 cm/3 cm/ 2.5 cm depending on the stage of competition. The Jury will make every effort to select pegs of uniform weight and size as much as possible from the pegs provided by the Organising Committee. However this provision can’t form a point for objection by the teams/competitors. .

In order to prevent the pegs from splitting and breaking up, they should be bound with wire 2 cm from the top end and again 13 cm from the bottom point. The wooden pegs will be soaked in water before the competition to prevent them from splitting. The pegs should preferably be made of the wood of a date palm or any other fibrous material and should as far as possible equal in weight and should not break up when pierced by the lance/sword

4. CARD BOARD PEGS :- Card Board Pegs used should be made of 2 layers of corrugated card board glued together with total thickness of 2.5 cm with corrugation running vertically. Sizes will be as specified for wooden pegs. .

Note:- Any other synthetic peg of same dimensions can be used provided above principles hold good. .

ARTICLE 413

AWARD OF POINTS-PEGS

1.6 Points:- Any other synthetic peg of same dimensions can be used provided above principles hold good.

2.4 Points :- Peg removed from the ground, but not carried full distance as stipulated above.

3.2 Points :- Peg struck on face, but not removed from its position in the ground.

Note:- Peg must be struck on the face of the peg by the point of the weapon and must leave a mark on the peg (marks on the side of the pegs are not countable). Doubtful pegs must be handed over to the jury.

4.RINGS & PEG
Rings carried on lance – 6 each
Carry Peg- 6, Draw of peg – 4
Strike of peg – 2

5.LEMONS & PEG
Horizontal slice or cut on lemon
– Must be clear and distinct and caused due to use of sword - 6 each
Carry Peg - 6, Draw of peg - 4
Strike of peg - 2

ARTICLE 414

SADDLERY

1. Saddlery in good condition and of any type may be used. The stirrups or stirrup leather may not be attached to any other part of the horse or saddlery.

2. Running reins and dropped nose bands are permitted. Martingales are optional.

ARTICLE 415

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Crash helmets or hard Top Hat must be worn in all Tent Pegging Competitions, with the exception of service personnel. Service personnel must wear appropriate authorized helmet.

ARTICLE 416

DRESS

T-Shirts are allowed for civilian competitors only. Service personnel must wear appropriate uniform. Changes to this if any can be made with the permission of the President of the Ground Jury in case of exceptional circumstances.

ARTICLE 417

BITS

The following bits are permitted:-


(a) Pelham
(b) Double
(c) Snaffle

ARTICLE 418

MINIMUM STANDARD GUIDELINES FOR MEDALS

The National Federation may however from time to time lay down minimum standard for awarding of medals in the National Equestrian Championships. A rider or team will not be awarded a National Medal if they score less than the following specified point in Main Events.
Individual - 24 Points
Team - 72 Points

Note:-         Winner of the Tent Pegging Lance (Individual) will be declared as the National Champion.

ARTICLE 419

LAYOUT OF PEGS

The pegs are driven into the ground at an angle of 60 degrees from horizontal, with exactly 17 cm of the peg showing above the ground level. The face of the peg must be painted white or sprinkled with pure white chalk/lime.

ARTICLE 420

Time penalty ready reckoners

Ready reckoners for time penalties at various speeds for all the events are attached at Appendix ‘A’, Appendix ‘B’ & Appendix ‘C’.

    (In view of Tent Pegging now being a part of FEI recognized Regional discipline, these rules have been revised to meet the FEI guidelines and to include other International events as practiced in other Tent Pegging countries).

ARTICLE 421

RIDER POINTS

                           
Competition1st2nd3rd 4th5th6th Remarks
Tent Pegging Lance Individual 12 10 8 6 4 2
Tent Pegging Lance Team 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 0 Per Rider
Tent Pegging Sword Individual 10 8 6 4 2 0
Tent Pegging Sword Team 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 0 Per Rider

Note:-1.      For selection of Indian Team rider points secured in all Main Events will be taken into account.


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