1. In the schedule which is published by the Organizing Committee of an international Endurance ride, there is no necessity to repeat the General Regulations or the Rules contained in these booklet. It is sufficient to give the category of the competition, the penalty marks, the distances, the speeds, optimum time, time limit and the possible time limit for each phase, method of classification, pulse and respiration rates, rules for starting, method used for marking the course, procedures at compulsory halts, outline of the course and possible hazards. It must be stated whether the team competition is for four or three competitors.
2. In addition to the conditions of the competition (closing date for entries, place an time of start, number and lengths of compulsory halts, entry fees and prizes), it will be usual to include such administrative arrangements as transport facilities, accommodation for competitors and grooms, stabling, forage, etc. Several copies of the schedule should be sent with the invitation to the National Federation of each country invited.
FEI Rules for Endurance Riding.
THIS DEFINITE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN "APPROVED BY THE FEI" MAY 20, 1997
1. GENERAL INFORMATION Art 823. 1.1 TITLE OF EVENT (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 103) PAN AMERICAN "OPEN" CHAMPIONSHIP FOR EQUESTRIAN ENDURANCE Location: Stevensons Ranch, Bend, Oregon Country: U.S.A. Dates: September 11-14, 1997 1.2 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ( ref. FEI Regulations Art. 101.6) President Vice President Secretary Heidi Smith DVM Michael A. Foss DVM Nancy Cox 1764 N. E. Wilcox P.O. Box 356 356 South 6th Terrebonne, OR 97760 White Salmon, WA 98672 Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 548-1754 (509) 493-2389 (541) 923-5565 FAX 541-548-0856 FAX: (509) 493-1197 E. Mail: email@example.com 1.3 HOST NATIONAL FEDERATION The American Horse Shows Association USA-FEI National Equestrian Federation 220 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017-5876 Telephone: (212) 972-2472 FAX: (212) 983-7286 1.4 IMPORT/EXPORT SITE JET PET Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, CA USA Tel: (310) 823-8901 1.5 IMPORT/EXPORT AGENCY National Center For Import and Export Glen Garris DVM 4700 River Rd., Unit 39 Riverdale, MD 20737-1231 USA Tel: (501) 734-5875 1.6 ARRANGEMENTS FOR LEASING HORSES IN USA Jan Worthington and Grace Ramsey Rt. 1 Scales Mound, IL 61075 Tel: (815) 845-2429 1.8 HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR HORSES Contact for detail health requirements for Foreign horses imported to USA for 1997 PAC-E: National Center For Import and Export Glen Garris DVM (see 1.5 above) Regulatory Agency For Imported Animals in USA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Telephone: (800) 545-8732 FAX: (301) 436-8170 All USA and Canadian horses must be accompanied by a Official Health Paper. Entry into the Event grounds will require a Negative Coggins test (done within the last 6 months). Health requirements for domestic and Canadian Horses May be obtained from: Oregon Department of Agriculture 635 Capitol Street N.E. Salem, OR 97310 Tel: (503) 986-4680 FAX: (503) 986-4734 2. OFFICIALS 2.1 GROUND JURY (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 148, 153, 154, 155, 157, 813, 824) President: Prof. Vittorio de Sanctis, Italy Members: Lindsay Taliaferro, USA Ruth Carlsson, Canada Bo Kjellgren, SWE 2.2 FOREIGN TECHNICAL DELEGATE (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 156, 157, 823, 1.2, 2.3) James Bryant DVM, Canada 2.3 APPEAL COMMITTEE (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 164, 167, 168) President: Sandra McCartie, Canada Members: Chuck Gray, USA Louise Ridel, USA 2.4 CHIEF STEWARD Chief Steward: Maggie Price, USA Stewards: Mike Tomlinson DVM, USA Kerry Ridgeway DVM, USA 2.5 FOREIGN VETERINARY DELEGATE (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 1003, 1007) Dr. Tony Pavord, GBR 2.6 VETERINARY COMMISSION (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 158, 824, 1003, 1008) President: Jerry Gillespie DVM, USA Members: Doug Magnowski DVM, CAN Dr. Jodie Peterson, USA Dr. Julia Flamino, Brazil Dr. Nancy Loving, USA Dr. Ray Randall, USA Dr. Bob Beacher, USA Dr. Nancy Elliot, USA Dr. Chris Walker, Aust. Dr. Heather Hoynes, USA Dr. Earl Gaughan, USA 2.7 VETERINARY TREATMENT COMMITTEE Chair: Dr. Jerry Washburn, USA Members: Dr. Jane Linville, USA Dr. Micheal Van Zwol, USA Dr. Kim Maltman, USA Dr. Jeannie Waldron, USA Dr. Jamie Kerr, USA Referral Hospital: Dr. Anthony Oddo, USA 3. GENERAL CONDITIONS This event is organized in accordance with: - FEI Statutes (19th edition, Revision 1996, effective 29th March 1996) - General Regulations (19th edition, effective 1st January 1996 and revision 1997) - Veterinary Regulations (7th edition, effective 1st January 1994) - The Rules for Endurance Riding (4th edition, 1997) - All subsequent published revisions, the provisions of which will take precedence. An arbitration procedure is provided for in the FEI Statutes and General Regulations referred to above. In accordance with this procedure, any appeal against a decision rendered by the FEI or its official bodies is to be settled exclusively by the Court of Arbitration for the Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. 4. SPECIFIC TECHNICAL CONDITIONS 4.1 COMPETITION a.) Team and Individual Competitors (ref. FEI Regulation Art. 823) Team: Each nation may enter one team consisting of four (4) members who shall also compete as individual competitors. The teams will always be composed of competitors of the same nationality. In lieu of a 4-member team, a nation may enter a team consisting of three (3) members. In each case, the marks of the three best of a team are taken into consideration for the final classification. In the event that only two members of one or more teams are classified, these teams shall be placed in order after all teams with three classified members. Individual Competitors: Each nation may enter two (2)* competitors in addition to their 4-member team except for the host nation (Pacific North) which is permitted to enter an additional 8 members (i.e., 12 members). In addition, the current FEI Gold Medalist, Marcia Smith, is granted entry as an individual or as a member of the Pacific North team. Hence, Pacific North is entitled to up to 13 entries. b.) Time- Competition Against the Clock (ref. FEI Regulation Art. 800) The 1997 Pan American Endurance Championship will be decided against the clock where the best time classifies and there shall be no penalties except as determined for just cause during the competition by the Ground Jury. c.) Time Limits (ref. FEI Regulation Art. 808) Optimum elapse time: 10:00 hours Time Limits: 24 hours d.) Starting Method, Type of Terrain and Altitude Differentials (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 806) Starting Method: The horses shall have a group-start in which all horses shall start the competition at the same time, i.e., all competitors shall be given the same starting time. e.) Type of Terrain: The start and finish shall be near the same position at the venue headquarters, Stevenson Ranch, Bend, Oregon. The course shall be over mountainous terrain with limited roadways and road crossings. The majority of the course will be through National Forest Lands. The terrain consists of hiking trails, and old dirt logging roads. Footing for the horses will generally be good, but caution is advised in the rocky portions of the trail. There are no severe hazards along the trail. There will be several changes in altitude and riders a cautioned to pace their horses accordingly. At the upper most portion of the trail riders will have an opportunity to actually ride the rim of the Paulina Peak Caldera (old volcano) which should provide some spectacular views. There will be no pavement except at road crossings. f.) Altitude Differentials: There will be significant changes in altitude ranging from 3,500 feet 7,800 feet (1067 meters to 2380 meters). The highest point of the ride will be approximately 26 miles from the start. Riders again urged to pace their horses accordingly. 4.2 MINIMUM DISTANCE PER DAY: 100 MILES (160KM) (ref. FEI Regulation 807) Number of phases: 8 phases in one day (24:00 hours) (ref. FEI Regulation 830) Vet Gates: Division after: Vet #1 29km into a hold of 20 minutes Vet #2 56km into a hold of 30 minutes Vet #3 75km into a hold of 15 minutes Vet #4 90km inot a hold of 60 minutes Vet #5 104km into a hold of 15 minutes Vet #6 130km into a hold of 20 minutes Vet #7 149km into a hold of 15 minutes Finish 160km 4.3 HEART RATES (ref. FEI Regulation 831.3.1) At each Vet. Check the pulse rate must not exceed 64 after 30 minutes recovery. 4.4 MINIMUM WEIGHT REQUIRED (ref Fei Regulation 821): 75kg. a.) Weighing Method: A transportable, highly-accurate scale shall be used to determine the weight of the rider including clothing and minimum tack (all items to be used except those items that might be changed during ride). Tack will be marked at first weigh-in; all substitute tack and materials must be reported to Officials and weighed during the competition. Empty water bottles may be included with rider weight. b.) Handicapping: None 4.5 PLACE AND TIME OF START 05:00 a.m. Saturday September 13, 1997 at Stevensons Ranch, Knott Rd, Bend, Oregon, USA 4.6 LOGOS (ref FEI Regulations Art. 136.1-2) Competitors may carry the logo of their team or personal sponsor on their saddle cloth. The size of the logo may not exceed 200sq. cm. No logos or any other display will be allowed on the competitors or on the grounds of the venue which in the judgment of the OC and or the Ground Jury adversely affect the image of the FEI, AHSA and or the sport of Endurance Riding. The OC shall reserve all rights for display of PAC-E sponsors logos on the rider identification bibs (pinafores). Said bibs shall also display the FEI Logo. 5. INVITATIONS 5.1 CHAMPIONSHIPS AHSA will send invitations to all eligible countries in North, South and Central Americas. Each nation may enter up to six riders (4- team members and 2 individual competitors) except the host nation (Pacific North) which is entitled to up to 13 riders (4 team members and 8-individual competitors plus the current North American Champion, Marcia Smith). Each nation will be allowed to bring one additional fully, qualified horse (approved by their NF) into the venue. The additional horse shall be considered an alternate up to the point of the final designation of the team (see Art. 126; Declaration of Starters) and individual competitors of a nation (i.e., 1 hour after the first veterinary inspection). General Regulation 126: In case of accident or illness of a team member and or horse nominated for a team competition, and individual competitor and or entered in that event may substitute for the team member and or horse in question. This must be announced by the Chef d'Equipe at the latest one hour before the start of the relevant competition. The competitor/horse being withdrawn can not then take part in any other competition. Other FEI nations not mentioned above are welcome to enter competitors (only pan american countries will be eligible for medals and titles), not to exceed six riders (4 team members and two individual competitors). Horses must be 7 years and older. 6. CLOSING DATES OF ENTRIES 6.1 NOTE Competitors wishing to compete in an International Event must be provided with a confirmation signed by their NF. (Competitors must be entered for international competitions by their NF). Organizing Committees may not accept any other entries. 6.2 SCHEDULE OF SUBMISSION (ref FEI Regulations Art. 121.81, 121.8.2, 121.8.3) 6.2.1 Entries in Principle: July 19, 1997 6.2.2 Nominated Entries: August 16, 1997 6.2.3 Definite Entries: August 29, 1997 7. EXPENSES & PRIVILEGES (ref. FEI Articles 132, 133, 826.5, 826.6) Except for the host nation (Pacific North) and those nations contiguous with the USA by land (i.e., Canada and Mexico), the Official Point of Import/Export is the Jet Pet Facility, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA USA. The O.C. will provide payment for ground (automobile or horse van) transportation (except USA, Canada, and Mexico) of the horses from the Oregon State border to the event sight and back to the Oregon State border. The O.C. will not pay any of the expenses of teams or competitors or grooms or chef's or team veterinarians, with the exception of the above statement referring to transportation. The O. C has made arrangements with several hotels with in a short distance of the ride sight. Please use these Host Hotels and thank them for their support of the PAC. Make sure you tell them you are with the "Pan American Championship Endurance Ride: to qualify for the best rate. To get the special rate these motels require that you confirm you reservation 30 days before the event. This means you should have your reservations in by August 6, 1997. Make sure you get this done soon since Central Oregon is a popular tourist destination and rooms will be hard to find if you wait until the last minute! None of these quotes include tax. Bend Shilo Inn 1-800-334-1049 0r 541-389-9600 3105 O.B. Riley Rd., Bend, OR 97701 (6miles from ride site) Our Luxury Host Hotel Rooms start at $79.00. Many suites available Comfort Inn 541-388-2227 61200 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702 1 person/bed $40.00per night 2 persons/1 bed $48.00per night 3 person/2 beds$56.00per night 4 persons/2 beds $64.00 per night Alpine West 541-389-0250 Clean, affordable lodging. Pets allowed. There is room for a few horses. 1 Queen bed $28.00 per night. 2 Queen beds $40 to $44 per night. Weekly rates available Westward Ho Motel 800-999-8143 Clean, affordable lodging. Lots of parking. Pets allowed. Lots of rooms. This motel offers 2 Queen beds for $40 to $44.00 per night. Camping Camping will be allowed on the grounds from Monday Sept. 8, until Monday Sept. 15, 1997. Hot showers and meals will be available on sight starting Tuesday morning Septeember 9 and ending with breakfast on Monday September 15. A camping fee will be charged per vehicle (camper, RV, trailer) and will include one shower pass. The fee for the entire week will be $30 and the fee for the weekend will be $20. No RV hookups are available. Camping is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Extra shower passes are available as space permits and meal tickets will be available. All horses entered in the 1997 PAC-E must enter the venue by 10:00 am September 11, 1997 and remain in the Official Stables and Grounds until the end of the event, Monday September 15, 1997, except under special circumstances in which they are granted permission to leave the venue by the Ground Jury in consultation with the O.C. All competitors must register with the O.C. at the headquarters between Monday September 8, 1997 and Thursday September 10, 1997. They will be issued Official identification bracelets and pass. 7.1 COMPETITORS/CHEF D'EQUIPE/TEAM VETERINARIAN/ASSISTANT CHEF D'EQUIPE OR ASSISTANT VETERINARIAN See 7.0 above. 7.2 GROOMS See 7.0 above. 7.3 HORSES Transportation: Except for the host nation (Pacific North, USA) and those nations contiguous with the USA by land (i.e., Canada and Mexico), the Official Point of Import Export is Los Angeles (CA) international Airport, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The O.C. shal provide payment expenses ground (automobile/horse van) transportation (except USA, Canada And Mexico) to and from Oregon State border. The O.C. will assist teams in arranging transportation to the venue. Housing and Feeding for horses entered in the 1997 PAC-E from the time of arrival until the opening of the venue Thursday September 11, 1997 will be the responsibility of the NF or their teams sponsors. The O.C. will assist NF in finding horse accommodations prior to the opening of the venue. The event grounds may be entered on Monday September 8, 1997 and camping will be available beginning September 2 at Ogden Group Camp (Vet Check #4). Please contact the OC for more information on early camping. Hay and grain will be available on the grounds from Monday September 8, 1997. The feed provided will be high quality alfalfa hay and high quality grass hay. Housing, Feeding and Transportation at the Venue (Stevenson Ranch, Bend, OR) will be provided for horses entered in the 1997 PAC-E for the period, Monday September 8, through Monday September 15, 1997. Horses approved at the first veterinary examination will be stabled at the venue in individual covered stall surrounded by a security fence and with 24 hour security guards stationed at the entrance of the stabling area. Upon entry to the venue horses will be restricted to the stabling area or the designated grounds of the venue. A selection of top quality horse feed and roughage (hay) will be provided by the OC for the horses during time in the venue. If competitors choose to use another feed source, they will be responsible for the cost of said substitute. Transportation will be provided by the OC for transporting horses withdrawn from the ride along the trail back to the venue stables at Stevenson Ranch. Horses will be restricted to their stalls from 11:00pm to 6:00am each day (except during ride-day 13 September). Horses will be restricted to the designated grounds of the venue for the period of the event September 11 through September 15, 1997. The designated grounds and grazing are a large exercise area for horses adjacent to the stables and designated portions of the trail. Designated areas will be clearly marked and the restricted areas will be strictly enforced. There will be one stall designated for each nation for storage of feed and tack. 8. ENTRY FEE $400.00 US DOLLARS (Individual) $1,600.00 US DOLLARS (Per Team of 4) 9. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 9.1 CLASSIFICATION AND PRIZES (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 128, 129, 833) Art. 822.1 "Individual competitors shall be classified according to the time to complete the course from least elapsed time to most elapsed time. Only those competitors who have met all finishing requirements established by the FEI Regulations and adjudicated by the Veterinary Commission and Ground Jury shall be classified. All competitors (team members and individual entries) shall be eligible to be classified as individual competitors." Art. 822 "The winning team is that with the best time and lowest total of penalty marks, if any, after adding the final classification of the three highest placed competitors in the team. In the case of a tie, the winning time will be that whose third competitor has the lowest marks or the best time. In the event that only two members of one or more teams are classified, these teams shall be place in order after all teams with three classified members." There will be individual Gold, Silver and Bronze FEI Medals awarded respectively to the competitors ranking the classification, first, second and third. Tack will be awarded for those riders ranking from first to tenth in order of finish. In addition there will be awarded one individual award for Best Condition horse, to be judged from the first 10 horses to finish and complete. Medals and titles may be won by one rider from any of the Pan American Countries. 9.2 AWARDS All competitors who are judged to have completed the course within the maximum time (24 Hours) shall be awarded a completion award, which will be horse rump rugs specifically designed for the PAC and embroidered with the PAC Logo. The Veterinary Commission shall examine the first 10 horses in the final classification for the Best Condition Award. One horse shall be selected from this group to be awarded this acknowledgment, and the rider (and horse) shall be given an award. 10. VETERINARY MATTERS (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 1001) 10.1 Veterinary Examination (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 831.1) Date: September 11, 1997 Time: 9:00a.m. 10.2 FIRST INSPECTION (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 831.2) Date: September 12,1997 Time: 2:00p.m. 10.3 FINAL INSPECTION (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 831.5) Date: September 13, and 14, 1997 Time: Maximum of 60 minutes after arrival at the finish line. VETERINARY ASPECTS "B" A.) HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENTRY OF HORSES USA requirements for importation and quarantine vary from country to country; it is therefore suggested that each NF consult with USDA and Import/Export company listed herein. See 1.4, 1.5, 1,8 above. Piroplasmosis: Only horses that test negative will be allowed into USA for the 1997 PAC. B.) CUSTOMS FACILITIES National Center For Import and Export Glen Garris DVM 4700 River Rd., Unit 39 Riverdale, MD 20737-1231 USA Tel: (501) 734-5875 Horse Transport Company Jet Pet Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, CA USA Tel: (310) 823-8901 C.) APPROVED LABORATORY (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 1022 and Annex XI) Serological testing prior to importation: USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory 1800 Dayton Road Ames, IA 50010 Tel: (515) 239-8565 FAX: (515) 239-8569 Drug/Medication Testing During /after ride: AHSA Drug Testing and Research 22 Thornwood Drive Ithica, NY 14850 USA Tel: (607) 255-6555 11. MISCELLANEOUS 11.1 COMPLAINTS (ref. FEI Regulations Art. 168-171) All complaints to be valid must be made in writing and accompanied by a deposit of CHF 150.-- or equivalent. 11.2 GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION See special prizes 9.1 and 9.2 above. Special prizes in additions to what is already listed. Best Foreign Rider, which will be determined by the rider of any foreign country (Non Pan American Country) with the best time and least amount, if any, penalties. First Foreign Team, by definition a team of riders not more than 4 and no less than 2 members from an Non Pan American country, winning team will be determined according to Art. 822 listed above (see 9.1 Art. 822). 11.3 DOCTOR, VETERINARIAN, FARRIER An EMT will be on premises at all times, Regional Hospital is within 2 miles. Veterinarians will be on premises at all times and Veterinarian Hospital is within 1/2 mile away from event site. Fariers will be on the event grounds at scheduled times. The Deschutes County Search and Rescue will be on sight. 11.4 INSURANCE ALL OWNERS AND COMPETITORS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES TO THIRD PARTIES CAUSED BY THEMSELVES, THEIR EMPLOYEES, THEIR AGENTS OR THEIR HORSES. THEY ARE THEREFORE STRONGLY ADVISED TO TAKE OUT THIRD-PARTY INSURANCE PROVIDING FULL COVERAGE FOR PARTICIPATION IN EQUESTRIEAN EVENTS AT HOME AND ABROAD, AND TO KEEP THE POLICY UP TO DATE. 11.5 EVENTS ORGANIZATION (ref Art. 114 and 115) In exceptional circumstances, together with the approval of Chefs d'Equipe and Ground Jury the OC reserves the right to modify the schedule in order to clarify any matters or matters arising from an omission or due to unforeseen circumstances. Any such changes must be notified to all competitors and officials as soon as possible and they must be reported to the Sec. Gen. by the Foreign Judge. The Winner of the PAC will agree to stand for pictures at finish as well as for 1 hour if needed after closing ceremony. 11.6 ENTRY RIGHT TO SHOW GROUNDS (Art. 133., 1005) Details concerning right of entry to show grounds of owners, grooms, riders, other persons. Wrist bands will be used for identification. They will include a name, a number and a color code. They will be unalterable and must be worn for the event. They will be like identification bracelets used in hospitals. 11.7 REQUIREMENTS FOR LEASING HORSES. To be eligible for leasing a horse and rider must meet all the qualifications listed in the FEI Rules for Endurance Riding, Art. 825.3. The horse and rider each must have completed a 160 km Endurance Ride in one day. Proof of such results must accompany Nominated Entries for the Pan American Championship, with copy to the FEI. A Qualification Form is included at the end of this document. STABLE SECURITY/STEWARDING AT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO ENSURE IMPLEMENTATION OF VRs aRT. 1005.2.5 1. ACCESS TO STABLE AREA Access to stable must be limited to those persons indicated in VRs Art. 1005.2.5. 2. CONTROL OF ACCESS A control system will operate at all entrance gates so that there is an efficient and reliable method of identifying those who enter and leave the stable area at any time. Extra vigilance will be used in establishing the identity of persons and reasons for entering the stables during the night. 3. STEWARDING OF STABLE AREA At least on stable steward, directly responsible to the Chief Steward, will be camped near the stable area, and will be readily available 24 hours a day during the entire duration of the event. He may be assisted by deputies as required. The steward/deputies must regularly patrol the stable area. Any misdemeanors must be reported immediately to the stable steward who must, in turn, report to the Chief Steward. The duty of the stewards is to safeguard the welfare of the horses and to prevent any form of illegal practices. 4. GROOMS It is appreciated that grooms wish to remain with their horses during the night. Only grooms duly registered with the OC are permitted to do so. The Person Responsible must ensure that his/her grooms, or any other authorized persons with access to his/her horses, are familiar with the security and stewarding procedures operating at the event attended. 5. MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT EVENT GROUNDS Movement of horse between the stables, practice, grazing an main arena will be strictly controlled. 6. STEWARDING OF PRACTICE ARENA The Chief Steward will ensure that all practice arenas are adequately stewarded all the time that they are officially open. He must also ensure that these arenas re subject to random control when they are officially closed. 7. GRAZING AREA Grazing areas will be provided and are subject to random control. Horses must be contained in portable pens consisting of solid panels, or fencing (no single strand electric wire or tape pens will be allowed). Horses will be allowed to be turned out in these pens during the day, but must be returned to the stabling area during the designated times, (see Horses 7.3 above).