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Re: [RC] FITS 100 60 miles - Steph Teeter

The circa 2000 ruling pertained to qualification for an FEI championship level ride - earning the 'CoC' - certificate of capability - which was the completion of one FEI 100 in 13:20 or less. That wasn't so bad... But this new qualification system requires horses to do a 50 mile ride, then a 75 mile ride, and then a 100 mile ride - and all of them have to be FEI sanctioned. And given the fact that there are only a dozen or so FEI events in the country, that means that even to complete the basic 50 and 75 mile events, you have to travel to an FEI sanctioned ride (and btw ride the exact same AERC ride as everybody else, but pay at least $100 more in entry fees).


On Mar 8, 2009, at 2:45 PM, Truman Prevatt wrote:

Steph Teeter wrote:

Our country, and every other country with a very strong national endurance program has to convince FEI that national rides should count towards the qualification of horses to compete at the FEI level.


As Yogie said deja vu one more time. That's the way it used to be in the US and it worked just fine. In 2000(?) when the FEI mandate went into effect it created all sorts of issues.

As far as convincing the FEI - good luck with that :-( .



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