FEI Endurance Forum in Costa Rica discusses new Endurance rules

| February 2, 2015
FEI Endurance Forum in Costa Rica discusses new Endurance rules

Over 64 delegates attended the FEI Endurance Forum in Tilaran, Costa Rica, as part of the FEI’s plan to further develop Endurance worldwide. (Photo: FEI)

Over 64 delegates attended the FEI Endurance Forum in Tilaran, Costa Rica, as part of the FEI’s plan to further develop Endurance worldwide. (Photo: FEI)

Over 64 delegates from FEI Group V attended an FEI Endurance Forum in Tilaran, Costa Rica on 23-25 January 2015, the first Forum following the introduction of the new Endurance rules on 1 August last year.

FEI Group V covers Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Athletes, officials including judges, technical delegates and veterinarians, as well as coaches and owners, gathered for the three-day Forum organised with the Costa Rica National Federation and Costa Rica Endurance Association to discuss Endurance across Central and South America and globally.

Key areas addressed included horse inspections, the field of play, anti-doping and veterinary rules, disqualification and the FEI Online Entry System, which gives access to over 100,000 international athletes through a single online platform.

At the end of the Forum, a one-hour Endurance ride was held to demonstrate the new rules in action.

“The FEI Endurance Forum was extremely productive in a region where Endurance enjoys huge success,” FEI Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello said.

“We’re now looking forward to rolling out our series of Endurance courses and seminars throughout 2015, as part of our plan to develop one of the FEI’s fastest-growing disciplines.”

About FEI

The FEI, founded in 1921, is the world governing body for Jumping, Dressage & Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving & Para-Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining, in which last year alone 3,557 events were held around the world representing over 150% growth since 2003.
The FEI, which is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), celebrated 100 years of equestrian sport in the Olympic movement at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The FEI also became one of the first International Federations to govern and regulate international para sport, alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines, when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage, which has been a regular fixture at the Paralympic Games since 1996 and joined the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2010, and Para-Driving.

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