Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Alphabet Soup with Stars

Delphi and I want to compete at the HDS upcoming CDI* Y/J show April 29-30 2011. Just so we're clear, here's a breakdown:

CDI is an acronym for Concours Dressage International, a dressage competition recognized by the FEI.
"W" suffix means world-cup qualifier.
"O" suffix means Olympic qualifier.

CDI*:
-INVITATIONS: No restrictions.
-LEVEL OF TESTS: Up to Intermediate I
-JUDGES REQUIREMENTS: At least three Judges (two FEI Judges)(one national allowed, one Foreign Judge optional)
-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Competitors living abroad may compete in events of their host country, with a license of their host country. Competitors competing in a foreign country require an official FEI passport for their horse. If competing in their own country, this is not required. NF approves schedules. GR Art. 154 (only Appeal President, i.e. active or retired FEI International Dressage Judge, required).

CDI**:
-INVITATIONS: No restrictions
-LEVEL OF TESTS: Up to GP, excluding GPS + GP Freestyle
-JUDGES REQUIRED: At least three Judges (two FEI Judges), at least one Foreign, one national allowed (Art. 437 applies)
-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: See conditions above for CDI*

CDI*** (including CDI-W):
-INVITATIONS: At least six countries with min. two riders each must be invited (An OC may never invite more home than foreign riders)
-LEVEL OF TESTS: Up to GP, including GPS and GP Freestyle
-JUDGES REQUIRED: Europe: five FEI Judges, at least two Foreign, recommended three; Other countries: See Art. 437 CDI-Ws: three foreign judges required
-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Competitors may only participate under the jurisdiction of the country from which they hold their passport. Official FEI passport required for horses whether competing in CDIs*** at home or in a foreign country. FEI approves schedules GR Art. 154 (only Appeal President, i.e. active or retired FEI International Dressage Judge, is required).

CDI-Y/J:
-INVITATIONS: No restrictions
-LEVEL OF TESTS: Young Riders and Juniors Official Dressage Tests
-JUDGES REQUIRED: Judges: at least three FEI judges; one must be foreign. At Championships, five FEI judges; three must be foreign.
-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Competitors may only participate under the jurisdiction of the country from which they hold their passport FEI horse passport not required if competing in their home country (see Senior CDI**). Nevertheless, horses should be required to have a proper identification document, including FEI-type diagram and the required vaccination certificate. Only one Appeal President (active or retired judge) required.

CDIO**/*** and Championships: According to existing Rules

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