FEIF WorldRanking: increased requirements as of 2014

June 23 2013 | Sport

After 15 years of WorldRanking the Sport Committee has decided that it is time to renew the requirements for WorldRanking Events. It would also help organisers to ensure that the event is meeting international standards. The aim is still to keep results comparable and that judging is done in a proper way. For many organisers the changes will not have any effect, as these requirements are already met. The changes include:
– 3 in stead of 2 international sport judges in WorldRanking tests, at least one having his/her residence in another country,
– the time that judges are judging has to be limited to reasonable hours, to ensure proper judging.
– equipment/injury checks on all horses in the finals and at least 25% of the horses in preliminary rounds in WorldRanking tests
– in order to keep results in especially Five Gait F1 and F2 comparable, only 250 m oval tracks are allowed (no 200 m or P-tracks)
– it is mandatory that the speaker announces in English (as well) or at least in a language all judges (and preferably riders and public) can understand