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RE: [RC] [Endurance Tracks] France requests change to 2008->2009 - Leonard.Liesens

Come on... It is not just France who is mad about this transitional regulation from FEI. The Group1 and Group2 National Federations are against this.
There are also a big list of problems between european federation and FEI : Showjumping Global Champions Tour, Dressage committee. There will be a big meeting between European NF and FEI on 10th March in Deauville. Belgium has put the endurance item on the schedule of the meeting.
wait and see...
The problem is as follows :
- most of the europeaa federation have got their qualification system system well before FEI even tought about qualifications were necessary for horses and riders : 30km==>40km==>60km==>80km==>100km before being allowed to enter FEI rides
- and now the FEI would come and say "Hi guys, 'm the big brother and I will tell you how to do endurance..."
- there are in Europe thousands horses already qualified according to the 2008 system (having completed several CEI**) who would have to re-enter a CEI** before being allowed to compete on 160km
- without taking into account the horses who are already qualified at what we call the CEN (national system) level, 120 and even 160km. Those horses should START ALL OVER AGAIN.
So please, Steph, add this paragraph to the release :-)
Thanks and happy trail