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23 March 2017
NEW FEI CLASSIFICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PARA EQUESTRIANS
Dear National Federations, We would like to remind you the following principle in term of Classification:
The Classification request must be made by the Athlete’s NF and include:
Any additional medical documentation that demonstrates the athlete’s impairment should be included. All documentation provided must be in English and forms must be signed by all concern parties.
The Classification request must be received by the FEI at least six (6) weeks before the next international competition where the athlete intends to compete.
The Organising Committee for the international competition where the athlete will be evaluated will charge a non-refundable fee of 40 EUR or equivalent at the time of entry.
If a fixed review date is listed on the Master List, Athletes should be reviewed at a competition as close as practicable to the date listed.
If no fixed review date the athlete should be Reviewed at the next opportunity
In both of the above, the NF should ensure the Organiser of the competition is aware the Athlete needs Review. The Chief Classifier for the competition will schedule a time for the Athlete to be Reviewed.
The Athlete and the NF do not need to contact the FEI or submit any documentation prior to the Review. In some instances and only if required, the Chief Classifier may request further medical documentation from the Athlete to assist in allocating a Grade after the Review.
An athlete’s relevant impairment or activity limitation has become less severe, either through medical intervention or other means. Examples of such interventions include, but are not limited to Botox injections to reduce hypertonia or to increase the active range of movement, tendon releases, joint fixations to assist posture/stability, or corrective eye surgery; or if
An athlete’s impairment is progressive and has deteriorated to an extent that the athlete most likely does not fit his/ her current Grade (sport class) anymore.
Para-Equestrian: REMINDER - FEI Request Form for Non-Standard Compensating Aids
Making a FEI Non-Standard Compensating Aids Request
According to Article 8428.9 PED Rules athletes can apply through their NF requesting non-standard compensating aids for FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage competitions.
The request must be made by the Athlete’s NF and include:
Requests must be submitted to the FEI in writing with supporting material at least two (2) weeks before the day of the horse inspection for the event to which it will apply. The FEI will forward the request to the Compensating Aids Panel for further decision. The NF will be informed in writing by the FEI of the final decision and if the request has not been approved the reason.