News and updates from our Area Delegate
Updated Dressage Rule Book
Please find attached the 2019 Updated Dressage Rule Book
NOTES TO CHANGES
The 2019 version (v7) of the ESNZ Dressage Rule Book Effective 1/9/19 reflects the following:
Summary of Clarifications & Amended Rule Numbers
Article 401: FEI Updates to Objects & General Principles / Definitions of Movements
Article 402: Now references the Halt and the Halt & Salute
Article 440: Eligibility, Duties & Responsibilities of Judges Consolidated
Article 441: Judge Classification to align with new judge classifications
Article 442: Now only refers to Ground Jury to align with current ESNZ GR’s Legal System
Article 444: Scorer. Deleted references to Judges actions re missing a mark for a movement. This is now in Art 449 under Marking
Article 445: Display of Marks. Updated to align with online scoring systems & publication of marks
Article 446: Classification of Competitions. Updated to reflect grading on points not wins (historical)
Article 447: Ride Off – Deleted as historical only
Art 477.5: Clarified that Bridle Numbers should be worn on both sides of the horse when being ridden
Annexe 4: Lead Rein Competitions
Annexe 8: Updated NZ Pony Club Assn Annexe
The FEI is proposing a four-year cycle for rule changes from 2020 with the exception that rules which may affect welfare of the horse, and / or safety may be amended.
Dressage NZ recommends that all officials and athletes review the rule book.
If you note any errors in this version, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dressage NZ welcomes remits to amend the rules at the next Planning Forum to be held in April 2020 – remits will need to be submitted by Friday 6th March for amendments to be formatted and distributed for consideration by areas and then discussed at the Planning Forum. Now is your chance to document what you would like to see amended for the future.
Perhaps Dressage NZ should also consider a two year or longer rules cycle?
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If a rider falls whether on their feet or any part of the body, they must get clearance before they can continuing riding. Dressage Taranaki has advised Michelle King to get judges to have riders checked when they fall in the arena & must not leave the arena until the medic on the grounds has checked the rider for any injury or
concussion. This applies to the warm up areas and in the stable area also if a rider suffers an injury. If a rider fails to present the committee will need to act as concussion is serious.
There is a compulsory stand down of 21 days for all riders and must be entered on the ESNZ website that a rider
has suffered a concussion and will not be removed until a doctor’s certificate has been produced.
Young Horse & Developing Horse Competition Guidelines