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CSI invitation rules, hind boot regulations and Olympic qualification procedures for Tokyo 2020 approved at the FEI General Assembly

Wednesday, 22 November 2017
FEI General Assembly 2017

Photo (c) Richard Juilliart/FEI Photo (c) Richard Juilliart/FEI

It was a big day in Montevideo (URU) on Tuesday, with several important rule proposals being approved at the FEI General Assembly 2017. 

Two proposals for the Jumping Rules were voted on separately by the General Assembly: The proposed regulations on hind boots as well as the CSI Invitation Rules (Annex V). 

The proposed rule on hind boots was approved. There will be a phased implementation of the rule that from 2019 only allows hind boots used solely for protective purposes, as described in the FEI Jumping Stewards’ Manual, in FEI Competitions.

The timeline for implementation is as follows:

·       For implementation on 1 January 2019: for Pony Riders, Children, Amateur Owners and Veterans.

·       For implementation as of 1 January 2020: for Juniors, Young Riders and U-25.

·       For implementation on 1 January 2021: for all FEI Jumping Competitions.

The phased introduction of this rule takes into account the current Olympic qualification cycle.

The proposal for CSI Invitation Rules (Annex V) was also voted on separately and approved.

The remaining changes and modifications to the Jumping Rules were approved en bloc.

The proposed Olympic Qualification procedures for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for all three Olympic disciplines, jumping, dressage and eventing, were approved by the General Assembly and will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2018.

Clarification was given on the deadline to achieve Minimum Eligibility Requirements (Certificate of Capability) across all three disciplines, changing 18 May 2020 to “five weeks before the sports entry deadline for Tokyo2020”. The sports entry deadline will be agreed between the IOC and Tokyo2020 next year.

The reallocation of unused individual quota places in jumping for the Pan American Games was also clarified:

“If the unused individual quota place is earned through the 2019 Pan Am Games, the quota place will be reallocated to the NOC of the next best ranked Athlete on the overall individual classification at the 2019 Pan Am Games, excluding NOCs already qualified.”


Source: FEI // Picture © Richard Juilliart/FEI

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