Tuesday, May 21, 2013
NEW RULE AMENDMENTS
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Rule 45.6 - Measurement
Height certificates required as from £50 ACTUAL and not Notional – effective 1.4.11.
Rule 64.2 - Grading
Horses imported from Ireland jumping up to 1.20m will be graded by multiplying by a factor of 3. Horses jumping 1.20m and above will be graded by multiplying by a factor of 9. Ponies remain the same – multiplied by a factor of 2.5.
Rule 72.3 - Restrictions amended to read:
The show organiser has the right to:
a) Refuse any British Showjumping national class entryproviding a valid reason is given to the competitor and the entry fee is returned prior to the competition.
b) Refuse any entry to a British Showjumping Qualifier providing a valid reason is given and permission is sought from the Chief Executive and there is sufficient time for the rider to enter an alternative Qualifier
73.8.d) – Show Organiser
Remove the wording: “and in addition to be identifiable, should be sited at ringside during the duration of the show and should not be allocated any other job”
73.8. e) – Show Organiser
Add: Charges for 1st Aid may only be applied should external medical cover be provided
Rule 77.16.5 – Eligibility Riders
Pony riders will not be eligible to compete in classes above 90cms in height, in the First Round, before the calendar year in which their eighth birthday is reached – effective 1.1.11.
Rule 82.8 – Conduct of Members amended to read:
Allow knowingly or otherwise a horse or pony for which he/she is the responsible person, to compete in any show jumping competition under the influence of a forbidden substance shall be in breach of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Equine Anti Doping and Controlled Medication Rules (BEFAR) if the analysis of a sample taken from the said horse or pony shows the presence of any prohibited substance.
Rule 97 and Table – Forbidden Substances – Horses & Ponies removed and replaced with:
Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication
Each person who becomes a member of British Showjumping agrees to be bound by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Rules (“BEFAR”) which are specifically incorporated by reference in and form part of the British Showjumping Rule Book. Copies of BEFAR can be found on the British Equestrian Federation Website at www.bef.co.uk and will be supplied to a member in paper format on request. Copies of the Equine Prohibited Substances List are available at www.bef.co.uk .
Accordingly, by becoming a member such person shall be deemed to have agreed amongst other things:
a. to be bound by and to comply strictly with BEFAR;
b. to submit to the authority of the BEF and/or of British Showjumping to apply, police and enforce BEFAR;
c. to provide all requested assistance to the BEF and British Showjumping (as applicable) in the application, policing and enforcement of BEFAR, including (without limitation) cooperating fully with any investigation, results management exercise, and/or proceedings being conducted pursuant to BEFAR in relation to any potential Anti- Doping or Controlled Medication Rule Violation(s);
And except where the FEI has jurisdiction over the potential Anti-Doping or Controlled Medication Violation
d. to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any BEF first instance Hearing Body convened under BEFAR to hear and determine charges and related issues arising under BEFAR;
e. to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Sports Resolution UK Panel convened under BEFAR to hear and determine appeals made pursuant to BEFAR; and
f. not to bring any proceedings in any court or other forum that are inconsistent with the foregoing submission to the jurisdiction of the BEF first instance tribunal, and Sports Resolution UK.
Rule 102.11 – Saddlery & Equipment
Added “with the exception of the inflatable body protectors that are required to be attached to the “D” ring of the saddle”.
Inflatable Body protectors must be worn over and in conjunction with a BETA approved Body Protector.
Rule 122.6 – Practice Obstacles
To read “ Practice fences may be 10cm higher than the height of the first round fences in the arena.
Rule 122.7 – Practice Area
Safety Cups will be mandatory on the middle or back pole element of practice fences – effective 1.4.11.
Page 94 – Unauthorised Obstacles in Schooling Area
A walk over pole at a practice fence is no longer allowed – effective 1.4.11.
Rule 198 – Objections - Amended to read:
1 An objection to the result of any show jumping competition may be made only by the owner, his/her authorised agent or the rider of a horse competing in that competition or by an official of the show or of the British Show Jumping Association.
2 An objection which is based on the eligibility of a horse or rider to compete must be made in writing to the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive will inform the owner or authorised agent responsible for the horse against which the objection has been lodged of the details of the objection and will take into consideration any written representation received from such owner or authorised agent. Should he/she decide the objection is sustained the Chief Executive will disqualify the horse and take action in accordance with Rule 63. All concerned will be informed in writing of the Chief Executive’s decision.
3 An objection which is based on the judging of the competition must be made in writing and lodged with the show secretary or such other show official as the schedule may direct within 30 minutes of the competitors leaving the arena following the presentation of awards. The objection must be accompanied by a cash deposit of £100 or such sum as the schedule may direct.
4 The decision of the Judges as to what actually happened during the competition cannot be overruled. However, the Judges may, in the light of evidence presented to them, reconsider their decision, but the final decision in such cases rests with the Judges alone.
5 Upon receipt of a written objection and deposit lodged, the Chairman of Judges
should adjudicate whenever possible. If this is not possible, the objection should
immediately be referred to the British Showjumping Office for consideration by the
The deposit is forfeited unless the objection is upheld or it is decided that there were
good and reasonable grounds for the lodging of an objection.
Should an objection be upheld in relation to the result of a class, the deposit will be
refunded and the results will be amended accordingly.
Unless the objection is upheld, there is no appeal from such a decision.
Rule 201.5 - Elimination
Last line to read “the Judges or Stipendiary Stewards have the discretion to eliminate form class/show”.
Rule 261 – Outside Assistance
To read “if the hat falls off the competitor is eliminated”
Rule 261.2.3 – Outside Assistance
Delete “head gear”
Rule 300.4 - 7 & 8 Year old Horse Championship
Water Jump -Spread to be 3.60m
Rule 310 – Horse & Hound Foxhunter – First Round
*Note B – last sentence to read “If there is only one Foxhunter horse in the class it must go in the jump off and go clear to gain its double clear round qualification.”
All double clear qualifying classes: To obtain a double clear qualification, even if the horse is the only clear round it must jump a jump off round and jump clear to gain a double clear round. Effective 1.4.11.
Rule 332.1 – Young Show Jumper Award (Section 3)
To read “ridden by top 24 Young Riders”
Also – in order to compete in the Final, competitors ages must be in accordance with Rule 77.1 – effective January 2011.
Rule 402.6 – Pony Show Jumper of the Year
To read: First three pony/rider combinations disregarding those already qualified. To be eligible for qualification ponies must not exceed a total of four faults in the First Round
Rule 511.5 – John Whitaker International Winter JA Classic
Qualifies for: Winter Grade JA – venue to be advised – effective January 2011
Rule 512 – Winter 138cms First Round
Under N.B. Dispensation will be given to run the Winter 128cm and Winter 138cm First Rounds as a handicap competition
Winter 138cm First Round – if run as a handicap (if less than a total of 20 combined starters)Pony riders will be given dispensation to ride up to three ponies in each section
Rule 514 – Winter 128cms First Round
Add under N.B. Dispensation will be given to run the Winter 128cm and Winter 138cm First Rounds as a handicap competition
Winter 128cm First Round – if run as a handicap (if less than a total of 20 combined starters)Pony riders will be given dispensation to ride up to three ponies in each section
If a pony class can be run under A7, Two Phase or Single Phase rules
Ponies and Pony Riders
All ponies going to compete in Ireland must be microchipped.
Riders wishing to be selected for Home Pony International competitions cannot be considered until the year in which they reach their 8th birthday.
Also a reminder that it is a pre-requisite for any pony rider wishing to be considered for International selection (including Home Pony Internationals) and authorisation to compete at an International show on 138cms and 148cms ponies must have achieved their Pony Proficiency Award.
As at 16.3.11.
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