F.E.I. Rules for the series


This is an extract of the FEI RULES that will apply to the “AYED” Classes at all levels from  0.70m -1.30m.


  • FEI ARTICLE 238.2.2 ( Also recognised as a Normal competition ).
  • FEI.ARTICLE 238.2.1 ( also recognised as an A2 competition).
  • FEI ARTICLE 273
  • FEI ARTICLE 275

FEI ARTICLE 273

Abridged

ARTICLE 273 COMPETITION OVER TWO ROUNDS

  1. This Competition comprises, with the same speed, two courses, identical or different, either in track or in number of obstacles
    or in the dimensions of the obstacles. Each Athlete must participate with the same Horse. Athletes, who have been eliminated
    or who have retired during the first round, may not take part in the second round and may not be placed.
  2. All the Athletes have to take part in the first round. The following go forward to the second round according to the conditions
    of the Schedule:
    2.1. either all Athletes; or
    2.2. a limited number of Athletes (either a percentage or a set number of Athletes, in any case at least 25%) return for the second
    round in accordance with their placing in the first round (Penalties and time or Penalties only, according to the conditions of
    the Schedule); the exact percentage or number of Athletes to return for the second round is to be mentioned in the Schedule.
    2.2.1. If the first round is not against the clock, all Athletes tied on Penalties for first place, plus any Athletes tied on Penalties for
    the last qualification place, return for the second round even if this is not mentioned in the Schedule.
    2.2.2. If the first round is against the clock, the OC may select either of the following options (the OC must indicate in the Schedule
    which option will be used):
    (i) at least 25% or a set number of Athletes, the exact percentage or number to be mentioned in the Schedule, return for
    the second round based on their Penalties and time in the first round; or,
    (ii) at least 25% or a set number of Athletes, the exact percentage or number to be mentioned in the Schedule, return for
    the second round, based on their penalties and time in the first round; in any case all Athletes without penalties in the first
    round, return for the second round.
  3. The manner of judging this Competition must be specified in the Schedule in accordance with one of the following formulas shown in the FEI table of contents .( click Here)

  4. Placing
    4.1. Athletes will be placed according to the Penalties and time in the jump-off. The remaining Athletes will be placed according
    to aggregate Penalties over both rounds and the time incurred in the first round.
    4.2. Athletes will be placed according to the Penalties and time in the jump-off. The remaining Athletes will be placed according
    to aggregate Penalties over both rounds.
    4.3. Athletes will be placed according to aggregate Penalties over both rounds and the time incurred in the second round. Athletes
    not taking part in the second round will be placed according to the Penalties incurred in the first round (if the first round is
    not against the clock) or according to their Penalties and time in the first round (if the first round is against the clock).
    4.4. Athletes will be placed according to the Penalties and time in the jump-off. The remaining Athletes will be placed according
    to aggregate Penalties over both rounds and the time incurred in the second round. Athletes not taking part in the second
    round are placed according to their penalties and time in the first round (if the first round is against the clock) or according
    to their Penalties in the first round (if the first round is not against the clock).

FEI ARTICLE 275

1.In this Competition the Athletes are divided into groups of (4 or 5)** according to the results of a previous qualifying Competition to be specified in the Schedule.

1.1 The way, in which the Athletes are divided among the groups, and how the starting order within the groups is determined, will be specified in the Schedule.

1.2 In this instance, riders with the same number of faults will be grouped into groups of 5 starting from the highest penalty group to the lowest.

1.3 First all Athletes in the first group/s (lowest) start, then all Athletes in the second group and so on.

1.4 The best Athlete of each group qualifies for the winning round. (the 2nd round)

1.5 The OC may stipulate in the Schedule that a limited number of Athletes, who have not obtained the best result in their group, but who are the next best of all Athletes, also qualify for the winning round.

2. All Athletes in the winning round (2nd round) start with zero Penalties.

2.1. Athletes in the winning round, if so stipulated in the Schedule, will start in reverse order of the results (Penalties and time) accrued in the first round.

2.2 The first round and the winning round will be judged under Table A against the clock.

2.3 All Athletes participating in the winning round will receive grading and league points as well as rosettes.

3. If an Athlete qualified for the winning round does not start in this round, he will not be replaced.

 3.1 Jump order will be in reverse order of merit from the results of the first class.

3.2 All results will be recorded and go towards the annual league points system.

*(A.Y.E.D. reserve the right to change the rules of the series as they deem appropriate)

** will be stated in the schedule