Friday, 29 April 2011

USEF 2011 North American Endurance Team Challenge - California

USEF 2011 North American Endurance Team Challenge
CEI 3*
September 24, 2011 Greenville, CA

The North American Endurance Team Challenge is a CEI3* 160km FEI Competition. The FEI will only recognize the overall order of finish. The Team Competition is a friendly Team Competition, organized by the Organizing Committee and open to teams from the USA, Canada and Mexico.

I. INVITATIONS - Invitations will be extended to the following zones: USA Northeast, USA Southeast, USA Central, USA Mountain, USA Pacific North, USA Pacific South, Canada East, Canada West, Mexico. There will be a Non-North American Division for countries other than USA, Canada and Mexico.

TEAM INVITATIONS- Each Zone may enter 3 teams of no less than 3 and no more than 4
members each.

INDIVIDUAL INVITATIONS- Individual invitations will be extended in accordance with
Section II. ELIGIBILITY.

II. ELIGIBILITY – All entries must be qualified according to Article 816 of the FEI Rules for Endurance 7th edition.

USA ZONES - Invitations to compete for the respective Zones will be extended by the North American Endurance Team Challenge (NAETC) Organizing Committee, and will be based upon the Endurance Rider Ranking List and the riders’ Ranking as of August 1, 2011. Riders from each Zone in the USA who are current members of the Endurance Rider Ranking list and have active points on the list as of August 1, 2011 are eligible to receive an invitation. The Top 12 riders from the Zone who accept the invitation are eligible to compete on a Zone Team. If a rider declines to compete, replacement of the vacant team position will be offered to the next listed qualified rider from the Rider Ranking List for that zone. Riders who are current members of the Endurance Rider Ranking List and have active points on the list as of August 1, 2011 who do not qualify as team members may compete as individuals. Information pertaining to the Endurance Rider Ranking List may be found at the USEF Website www.usef.org. USEF Zone membership will be determined by their domicile on the date that their application is received by USEF. This process to establish Zone Teams will be accomplished by September 15, 2011

CANADA EAST, CANADA WEST, AND MEXICO – Invitations will be sent to the National
Federations, inviting the Federations to send 3 teams of no less than 3 and no more than 4 members each. The Canada East, Canada West, and Mexico Teams will be established by September 15, 2011.

III. REPLACEMENT OF TEAM ENTRIES AFTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 - Zone Entries
from USA, Canada and Mexico as well as entries in the Non-North American Division may be replaced up until the final date for replacements established in the Definite Schedule. The declaration of Teams will be made by the Chef d’ Equipe within 2 hours following the First Inspection, in accordance with FEI rules. Team members with horses that do not present for the first inspection, or that do not pass inspection may be replaced with individuals from the Zone. Replacements for USA Zones must be by order of rank on the Endurance Rider Ranking list.

IV. TEAM CHEF D’ EQUIPE – USA ZONES - One Team Chef d’ Equipe will be recommended from each zone by the AERC I Zone Representatives via AERC International by June 1, 2011 and approved by the USEF High Performance Committee. The Chef d’ Equipe must be a current member in good standing of AERC International and USEF at the time of approval by the USEF High Performance Committee and remain current until the conclusion of the event.

CANADA EAST, CANADA WEST, AND MEXICO - These Zones are encouraged to send a
Chef d’ Equipe.

V. TEAM VETERINARIAN – USA ZONES - The Team Veterinarian will be recommended from each zone via AERC International by the Zone Chef d’ Equipe no later than July 1, 2011 and approved by the USEF High Performance Committee. The Team Veterinarian must be a current member in good standing of AERC International and USEF at the time of approval by the USEF High Performance Committee and remain current until the conclusion of the event.

CANADA EAST, CANADA WEST, AND MEXICO – These Zones are encouraged to send a
Team Veterinarian.

VI. ENTRIES FROM FEDERATIONS OTHER THAN CANADA, MEXICO AND THE USA - Federations may enter individuals and /or teams to compete for Non-North American Division awards. Federations are encouraged to send a Chef d’ Equipe and Team Veterinarian. The declaration of Teams will be made by the Chef d’ Equipe within 2 hours following the First Inspection, in accordance with FEI rules.

VII. SCHEDULE OF THE COMPETITION - The Competition Schedule will be made
available to all Zones/Countries upon approval by the FEI, and will be posted on the USEF Website www.usef.org

For information regarding AERC and its programs see the AERC Website at www.AERC.org
For Information regarding FEI and its programs see the FEI website at www.fei.org
For information regarding the USEF and its programs see the USEF website at www.usef.org

Any questions regarding the NAETC should be addressed to Vonita Bowers, Director of
Endurance and Reining Activities, United States Equestrian Federation, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511; Email: vbowers@usef.org

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