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2014 BM ENDURANCE Rule Changes Annex

Dear National Federations,

We have pleasure in advising that the updated and final rule changes following the Endurance Round Table during the recent Sports Forum can be found herewith.

These rule changes will be presented to the FEI Bureau at their meeting on 10th June for approval and for implementation from 1st August 2014. This is according to Article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes - Emergency Situation, since they include important modifications to improve horse welfare.

National Federations are invited to provide the FEI Endurance Department (ian.williams@fei.org ) with any comments on the proposed rule changes before 5 June 2014 so that they can be considered by the FEI Bureau.

Please do not hesitate to contact the FEI Endurance Director should any clarification be needed.

Many thanks for your attention.

Yours sincerely,

Lucinda Arsenio

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Novice Qualifying FEI 2013 (pdf)

Daar is heelwat veranderinge tov die novice perde se kwalifiserende rite, tydperk asook die die minimum ouderdomme van perde vir deelname aan verskillende kategoriee rite.
Die Raad het 'n inligtingstuk saamgestel en stuur dit graag aan u sodat ons almal op hoogte is van die nuwe FEI reels vir 2013.
Bestudeer asb die aangehegde inligtingstuk

In kort beteken dit dat novice perde nou 5 Novice rite moet ry tussen 12 en 24 maande waar dit altyd net 3 of 4 ritte was sonder 'n tydperk. N
Novice rite is nou as volg;
2 ritte tussen 40 -79 Km teen 'n maksimum spoed van 16 Km /u
2 ritte tuseen 80 - 90 Km teen 'n maksimum spoed van 16 Km /u
1 rit tussen 80 - 90 Km met geen maksimum spoed.

Wat belangrik hier is, is die feit dat die novice ritte moet tussen 12 - 24 maande plaasvind.
Dit beteken dus dat geen novice perd aan �n eenster FEI rit kan deeneem binne 12 maande nadat begin is nie.

Wat verder belangrik is, is dat perde wat voor Desember 2012 met hul novice rite begin het wel op die ou reels kan klaarmaak. Ons het ook die ou reels aangeheg.
Al waar die ou reels verskil van die nuwe is dit was 2 x rite tussen 40 - 79 km plus twee ritte tussen 80 - 90 km of 3 x 80 km rite teen �n maksimum speod van 16 km/u. Hier was ookgeen tydperk aan gekoppel

Let as book op die vereiste dat �n perd moet 6 jaar oud wees alvorens die perd aan �n een ster FEI rit wil deelneem.
Let verder asb ook op al die verskillende ouderdomme vir die verskillende kategoriee ritte in die inligtingstuk.

Indien u enige vrae het skakel asb.
Vriendelike Groete



Taipei, 5 November 2010

Landslide victory as HRH Princess Haya re-elected to FEI Presidency

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein (JOR) was today re-elected as President of the FEI at the Federation's General Assembly in Taipei in a landslide victory in the first round of voting. Princess Haya, who was seeking a second and final four-year term as President, won with 90 votes of a total 124 valid ballots.

The other contenders for the position were Sven Holmberg (SWE), the first Vice President of the FEI, who received 23 votes, and former Vice President of the Netherlands Equestrian Federation, Henk Rottinghuis (NED), who received 11 votes.

HRH Princess Haya was accorded a standing ovation as she returned to the stage after the election to address the electorate. Thank you so much for your confidence and trust. I promise that I won't let you down, an emotional HRH Princess Haya commented.

I promise to unify this Federation. I promise to work for you, the National Federations, and constantly appreciate your needs and do everything I can to serve this sport we all love. I never really realised how many wonderful friends and supporters I have. This has been a really extraordinary year for me and I am truly humbled by what you have done for me. Thank you very much.

Photo Caption: HRH Princess Haya addresses the General Assembly after scoring a landslide victory for re-election as FEI President. (Photo: FEI/William Tzeng)


Voting statistics:

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein (JOR): 90
Sven Holmberg (SWE): 23
Henk Rottinghuis (NED): 11

A total of 125 voting boxes were distributed to National Federation delegates, with 124 valid ballots cast and one formal abstention. There were 81 National Federations present at the vote and 44 proxies.

HRH Princess Haya has been elected for a further four years until 2014.

Biographical details:

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein (JOR) is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

HRH Princess Haya has been riding internationally since the age of 13. In 1992 she won the individual bronze medal in Jumping at the seventh Pan Arab Games and the following year was elected Jordan�s athlete of the year.

After years of intensive training in Ireland and Germany, she qualified for and took part in the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney in 2000, followed by her participation in the 2002 FEI World Equestrian Games at Jerez de la Frontera (ESP). She has represented Jordan at the FEI General Assembly on several occasions.

HRH Princess Haya became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2007 and was this year appointed to the IOC International Relations Committee. She is also a member of the IOC Athletes� and Culture and Olympic Education Commissions and is president and founder of the International Jordanian Athletes Cultural Association. She is the first Arab and first woman ever to become Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme. In 2007 she was appointed as a UN Messenger of Peace by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

NB. A press conference with the re-elected President, HRH Princess Haya, will be held in Taipei at 17.45 local time today, Friday 5 November.     

Media Contacts:
Grania Willis
FEI Director Press Relations

Taipei, 5 November 2010

FEI General Assembly unanimously approves 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List

The FEI General Assembly has unanimously accepted the recommendations of the FEI List Group and approved the updated Equine Prohibited Substances List for the 2011 season. National Federation delegates applauded spontaneously at the announcement of the vote.

The List was put forward by the FEI List Group following a year of consultation with National Federations and experts, and after the highly successful Congress on the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) in the equine athlete hosted by the FEI in Lausanne, Switzerland in August. 

The 2011 List respects horse welfare and ensures a level playing field.

The List does not allow the use of NSAIDs in competition. However it was agreed that the FEI should provide a greater level of guidance regarding the detection times for the post-event usage of certain NSAIDs, specifically Phenylbutazone and Flunixin, in commonly used low dosages.

Similarly, the 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List does not permit the use of salicylic acid at events, but raises the current threshold level to harmonise it with that of other international regulators. The FEI has always had a threshold level for salicylic acid, but has now simply revised this to align with racing authorities. This is the same level as was previously in place for the FEI, as the slightly lower level was inconsistent with that used by other regulatory bodies.

List Group Chair John McEwen had highlighted in the List Group Report that there must always
be a balance between required rest and medication, ensuring that there is a good approach to management and training, rather than relying on medication to effect a recovery.

NB. A wrap-up report detailing all of the outcomes of the 2010 FEI General Assembly will be sent to media next week.


The substances named on the 2011 Equine Prohibited Substances List can be found here.

Media Contacts:

Grania Willis
FEI Director Press Relations

FEI Press Release
1 September 2010
FEI announces detection times for Methylprednisolone Acetate

The F�d�ration Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced detection times for Methylprednisolone Acetate, a frontline treatment for lameness in the equine athlete. The findings from recently completed studies on the use of intra-articular Methylprednisolone Acetate show the detection times as 28 days for the 200mg dose and 14 days for the 100mg dose.

The FEI recognises that any strategy to reduce the level of doping and medication offences must contain an element of guidance and education. With this in mind there has been an increased effort to provide detection times for substances that are in common usage. The detection time is the time taken for an active substance administered to a horse by a specified route and dosage to fall below a level at which the FEI would declare a sample positive.

It is important to note that detection times may vary depending on dose and number of injection sites used. Please note that a detection time is not the same as a withdrawal time. The withdrawal time must be decided by the treating veterinarian and is likely to be based on the detection time plus an appropriate safety margin to allow for individual variation.

The full list of FEI detection times can be found here.

Media Contact:
Graeme Cooke
FEI Director Veterinary Department
Tel: +41 21 310 47 39
Email: Graeme.Cooke@fei.org


Dear National Federations,


We are pleased to inform you that a new FEI website specifically dedicated to Clean Sport www.feicleansport.org will be launched today. The press release is attached for your information. We are confident that this website will become a valuable reference tool for the entire community.


All the information that will help your riders, veterinarians, officials and event organisers understand the new rules and measures adopted by the 2009 FEI General Assembly is available in a comprehensive yet reader-friendly format and we will be most grateful if you could place a link from your NF�s website to www.feicleansport.org. A proposed button for use on your website is attached for your convenience.


We thank you for your attention and your cooperation in this important matter and look forward to any questions or feedback you may have.


Yours sincerely,



PA to FEI CEO & Secretary General

NFs Liaison Officer

F�d�ration Equestre Internationale

Av de Rumine 37

1005 Lausanne


t +41 21 310 47 38 direct

m +41 78 750 61 41

f +41 21 310 47 60






Dear Member Federations,

Please find attached a letter from the FEI President and Secretary General concerning the matter of the Equine Prohibited Substances List.

Yours sincerely,

PA to FEI CEO & Secretary General
NFs Liaison Officer
Federation Equestre Internationale
Av de Rumine 37
1005 Lausanne

Equine Prohibited Substances List Letter
FEI Veterinary Regulations 12th Edition
FEI Prohibited Substances List
EADCMR's 2010 Edition Effective 5 April 2010


Please click on the links below: 

Annex VI - Equine Influenza

Endurance Rulebook

Approved Rule Modification GA May 2006

Approved Rule Modification GA April 2007

Equine Prohibited Substances

Guide to Use

Herbal Products

Food Contamination