New FEI Jumping Rules

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Most affiliated FEI organisations have now updated their rules to reflect the international body’s rule changes.

These became effective on January 1, 2011.

The rule changes cover:

• Young riders competing on the same horse in different age/experience events

• Height restrictions for jumping horses 5 years old and younger

• Conditions that must be met for a Futurity event/class

Everyone should read these rule changes: competitors, parents, supporters, judges, event organisers and officials.

Go to the FEI affiliated organisation in your country and navigate to Jumping Rules (changes).
To view the EA rule changes, click here>>

Comment: Great news! Horses 5 years and younger should have very little training over jumps, their bones and joints are still too underdeveloped to cope with heavy work or the impact associated with landing over a high jump. Maybe the FEI should go further on this issue?