Changes in FIPO 2013

February 15 2013 | Sport

The Delegates’ Assembly 2013 decided upon 2 changes in FIPO, to be valid as of April 1, 2013.
To follow the same line in finals in Tölt classes and in gaited classes it is decided to change FIPO in such way, that the sequence of gaits in finals in four gait and five gait is no longer open for discussion among riders, but has to follow the sequence as described in FIPO.
At the last three World Championships riders couldn’t choose their own start box, but had to take the box marked with their colour. This was done to ensure calm and quiet handling of the start, and the general feeling is that it helped. However some riders considered this as being of disadvantage, as they could change even if they would agree. It is decided now to adapt FIPO 8.5.5 in such way, that the fastest rider in a start group has to decide before the start group is called into the start boxes which box the rider prefers, with no right of change the moment the starting procedure has started.
The new edition of FIPO will be available for download from March 15, 2013 on.