P2 – SpeedPass

P2 – SpeedPass: Pace Race 100m with flying start

This test is conducted on a pace track, where should be at least a stretch of 50m before the start of the timed stretch of 100m.

Start

One horse at a time proceeds to the start. At the starters’ signal, the rider rides to the 50 m marker in any gait he wishes. On crossing the 50 m mark, time keeping starts at a visual signal. From there to the finish line the horse must be in racing pace. There will be two runs.

Starting order

Before the first round, lots are drawn to set the starting order. In the second round the same order as in the first can be used or the starting order is set by the rating in the first round. In the latter case the slowest horse(s) will start first. The system of the starting order for the second heat has to be announced on the starting list for the first heat.

Scoring

The fastest run will be marked. If times are equal, the second best time of the horses will decide on the placing and so on. If a horse falls out of racing pace between the 50 m marker and the finishing line, the run concerned will not be marked.

Equipment

The use of an approved whip is allowed.

FEIF WorldRanking for P2: Click for complete results
1Konráð Valur Sveinsson7.397
2Markus Albrecht Schoch7.573
3Árni Björn Pálsson7.580

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Judges

Four judges are needed.

  • judge 1 at the starting line;
  • judge 2 between the 0m and 50m marks;
  • judge 3 between the 50m and 100m marks;
  • judge 4 at the finish line

The judges show green flags if the horse was in pace in their section. The judges show red flags if the horse was not in pace in their section. If at least one red flag is shown the run is considered not valid.

Riders

Each rider must be clearly identifiable.

Active leg aids are allowed in the race. Any aids to urge the horse to go faster, which could distract the other riders taking part, are forbidden. If a rider obstructs other riders, his horse’s time will not count. Horses waiting for the next heat must stand at least 30 m behind the finishing line.

References in the text refer to the current version of the FEIF Rules and Regulations. Check the complete document for further details.