GENERAL CONDITIONS

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GENERAL INFORMATION
By submitting the entry form Rider/Owner accepts all show conditions and regulations.
Rider/Owner accepts the F.I.S.E. regulations, 2019 NRHA rulebook in full, the medication regulations, the Ethic Code and the regulation of image reproduction rights.
Rider/Owner will follow all instructions by the show management. All decisions made by the show management are binding and final.

PARTICIPATION
Entries will not be considered unless forms are completely filled in and received by the show management in due time, along with horse documentation (AQHA, APHA, etc.) including the following documents:

  • To compete, Italian resident Riders and horses must have valid F.I.S.E. license (rider & horses);
  • To compete, foreign riders will be provided by show management with a temporary F.I.S.E. license;
  • To compete in NRHA classes membership is mandatory as well as the competition license for the horses. If you are not a member yet, and your horse doesn’t have a license, we can provide temporary membership card and license.
  • To compete in AQHA classes, AQHA membership is mandatory.
  • The horse must be in compliance with the health rules specified in the document: www.elementamasters.com/premiere/health.pdf

Rider/Owner assures that the horse is free of any contagious diseases, properly vaccinated according to Italian regulations and laws and have public liability insurance at the time the horse arrives at the show grounds.
Rider is aware that he is personally liable for any damages caused by the horse if there is no liability insurance. The Owner shall indemnify and hold harmless show organizer against any claims or legal proceedings brought by third parties.

PAYMENT
Entries and stalls must be paid in full by October 2nd, 2019
It is the Rider/Owner’s responsability to make the entry on or before the due date. Show management will not be responsible for entries not received by the due date or lost in the mail.
Entry forms not paid by October 2nd 2019 will be automatically cancelled.

Payment must be made by bank transfer to:

TERRA COMMUNICATION SRL
Strada Poderale del Sambuco, 14
Bracciano (ROME) – Italy

Bank : BCC COLLI ALBANI
Account : 011/358554
IBAN: IT82A0895121901000000358554
SWIFT: ICRAITRRQF0
NAG: 00081769

Always indicate as reason for the payment : your name and horse name.

CANCELLAION
After October 2nd no cancellation is permitted.

Show management will reimburse video fee and 50% of entries for horses entered and scratched for medical reasons only.
Office charge, doping fee, stalls and tack room will be not reimbursed.
Supporting letters of a veterinarian must be attached to the scratch notices. Scratch notices received without veterinarian certificate will not receive any refunds.
When the official draw is posted Rider/Owner will not receive any refunds.

STALLS
It is mandatory to send the form filled and signed with your total payment.

No guarantee for late stalls reservations.
Stalls will be given following the date of booking: first come, first served.
Any horse without stalls reservation will be refused on site.

Horses can arrive on Monday 4th after 09:00 a.m.

ENTRIES
Entries can be made until 6pm the day before the required class with à 20% late fee.
However, in order to respect mandatory time schedule, the show management office reserves the right to close some classes any time after the entries deadline.

SHOW RETAINAGE
The show retainage for the ELEMENTA MASTERS PREMIERE will be 50% in addition to the standard 5% (NRHA) show fee deduction.

SUBSTITUTION / TRANSFER OF ENTRY
Substitutions of horses/entries will be permitted after October 2nd, but must be completed before 6pm one day prior to the go, a penalty of 20% of the entry fee will apply.
Late entries at the show may or may not be accepted dependent upon the scheduled time allotted.

SCRATCHES
Show management must be notified if an entry will be scratched. If the scratched entry has a balance due, that amount must be paid.

DRAGS
All event competition will have a drag max every seven (7) horses in the draw – depends on the classes.
The drag WILL NOT be moved due to scratches.

JUDGES
There will be five judges placed at different points in the arena: the high score and the low score will be eliminated with only the total of the remaining three scores used to determine the final score. A pre-check will be done.

YOUTH
All minors are obliged to wear a correctly regulated skull protection which conforms to equestrian standards, a helmet or riding hat, while riding in the facility. The chin strap must be adjusted and attached. All other protections adapted to equestrian events are authorized under the rider’s responsibility. For the Youth classes, riders aged 18 or more have to wear a helmet.

PAYEE
The prize money will be paid to the beneficiary specified on the registration form, if no name is indicated, money prizes will be paid to the owner as recorded in the NRHA/AQHA databases or designated agent. The money prizes will be paid by bank transfer.
Beneficiary is responsible to provide the correct information for bank transfer. Show organizer is entitled to deduct any outstanding amounts related in any way to the entry form from the prize money.
The money prizes will be paid net of withholding taxes as per Italian law (D.P.R. 600/1973, art. 30). Foreign recipients exempted from the withholding taxes need to provide a declaration of exemption together with the entry form.
Recipient of money prize is fully responsible for submission of any information in a thorough and proper way.

EXCHANGE RATE
Money prizes will be paid in Euros. Exchange rate according to NRHA policy will be 1€ = 1,14625$ (1st January 2019)

RIBBON PRESENTATION
Prize money will be paid only if the Rider shows up at the ribbon presentation in show outfit.

PRIVACY POLICY
For the complete privacy policy, please refer to www.elementamasters.com/premiere/privacy
Please read our privacy policy thoroughly. By submitting the entry form to TERRA COMMUNICATION SRL you agree to privacy policy and the processing of your personal data.

ETHIC CODE OF CONDUCT
Show management reserves the right to discipline any person that it concludes has abused or permitted abusive behavior against a horse, or engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct toward show management, judges or exhibitors.
Discipline may include official warning, elimination from competition or any other action deemed appropriate by the show management and the Ethic Committee. Please refer to full Ethic Code: www.elementamasters.com/premiere/CE_eng.pdf

ANIMAL WELFARE AND MEDICATIONS
ELEMENTA MASTERS PREMIERE show is submitted to FEI Rules of Reining (https://inside.fei.org/fei/disc/reining/rules) and Italian regulation for the animal welfare (DIR. 98/58/CE – www.elementamasters.com/premiere/dir95.pdf ).
The treatments of horses with foreign substances or drugs, which are not allowed according to the doping laws of the FEI (https://inside.fei.org/content/anti-doping-rules), will be severely punished and reported to the competent authorities.
All horses are subject to be controlled.

RULES FOR THE WARM UP ARENA
(related to the FEI rules, article 300 and following)

During warm up and exercise sessions horses must not be closer than two meters to the boundary of the arena at the completion of a sliding stop.
During warm up and exercise sessions horses must not be spin more than eight consecutive
times.
In any warm up and exercise area only equipment allowed in competitions is permitted. (The
use of regular external nosebands is permitted in practice arenas)

PENALTIES
Any violation of the warm-up rules will be fined as follows :
1. Verbal warning/first warning: too hard, rough riding, more than 8 spins, 2m distance,
illegal bit and equipment, blood at horse, disrespect of gamesmanship.
2. Yellow Card/second warning: any second warning (point 1) will result in a yellow card
immediately without prior warning.
3. Red card/third warning: Immediate exclusion from the show and automatic suspension
from the next show.

Stewards have full authority to assign penalties.

Participants must also accept the stewards’ decision, whether they are ordered to stop to rest the horse, or whether they are ordered to return to the stalls because it needs more time to rest.
Failure to observe the instructions/warnings given by the stewards may result in immediate
exclusion from the show.

BACK NUMBERS
Each horse must have its back number during the entire event, both during work sessions and during activities from the ground (in this case the number can be brought by the rider/groom).
Any horse stopped with a back number other than its own will automatically be excluded
from the competition.

SCHEDULE

For updated schedule please visit: www.elementamasters.com/premiere/schedule.pdf
Show Office can change any time the schedule.

PAID WARM UP (5 min)
Only one Paid Warm UP per horse can be booked.

Paid warm up can be booked for Tuesday or Wednesday. Preferences for the day will be recorded as “first come, first serve”. In case of saturation for one of the two days the show management reserves the right to move reservations from one day to another, the rider can decide whether to keep the reservation or cancel it, with refund if the paid warm up has already been paid. In case of saturation of both days the organization reserves the right to cancel reservations with refund if the paid warm up has already been paid.
If after the booking phase, there are still paid warm up available, it will be possible to register on the spot by going to the show management office in person. Only in this case it will be possible to register a horse already registered for a second paid warm up session.

VIDEO
By completing and signing the entry form Rider/Owner accepts to be photographed and filmed.
Rider/Owner accepts that the photos and videos can be used by the show management, and sold only by persons authorized by the show management.

SHOW OFFICE

Andrea Pappaianni 
Mas des Poulains, 350 Chemin du Cèbe
13810 Eygalières – France
Phone : +33 (0)6 29 07 37 39

FORMS MUST BE SENT TO: pappaian@masdespoulains.com

SHOW GROUND
Fiera Cavalli – Viale del Lavoro 8 – 37135 Verona, Italia
Details: www.elementamasters.com/premiere/AC_eng.pdf

STAFF
Show Organiser : TERRA COMMUNICATION SRL
NRHA Show Manager : Andrea Pappaianni
NRHA Show Secretary : Caterina Zumbé
Show Secretary : Cristina Casagrande
Show Rep. : Giorgia Codeluppi
Responsabile Scuderie : Gianmarco Marchetti
Judges : Maik Bartmann Henry Kuehnel Mike McEntire Manuela Maiocchi Ricky Bordignon
Monitor Judge : Eugenio Latorre
Bit Judge : Lara Maiocchi
Chief Stewards : Pierre Oullet
Scribes : Claudia de Crescenzo Federica Cattolico Mauro Fungo Alessandra Bevilacqua Giulia Fasani
Video & Photos : Andrea Bonaga
IT Services : Alexander Quinte
Communication Speaker : Boris Kock
Veterinario : Daniele Dallora (Clinica la Brughiera)

 

 

COMPETITION RULES

NRHA CLASSES
Non Pro – Intermediate Non Pro – Limited Non Pro
classes will be held in two sections.
In general, Riders entered in the Limited Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro will show in the first section and Riders entered in the Non Pro in the second section.
The show office reserves the right to modify the assignment of the two sections according to the schedule.
The draw list of each section will be defined randomly.

Open – Intermediate Open – Limited Open classes will be held in two sections.
In general, Riders entered in the Limited Open and Intermediate Open will show in the first section and Riders entered in the Open in the second section.
The show office reserves the right to modify the assignment of the two sections according to the schedule.
The draw list of each section will be defined randomly.

Paybacks will be calculated according to the NRHA rulebook’s payback schedule B for Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, Open and Intermediate Open.
For the calculation of Limited Open and Limited Non Pro paybacks the NRHA rulebook payback schedule A will be applied.
The following entry fees will be considered for the calculation of the paybacks:

 

 

FREESTYLE REINING

GENERAL RULES
Riders are encouraged to use musical scores which permit them to show the athletic ability of the horse in a crowd appealing way.
NRHA rules will apply except where the following rules preempt same.

REQUIRED MANEUVERS
– A minimum of four (4) consecutive spins to the right
– A minimum of four (4) consecutive spins to the left
– A minimum of three (3) stops
– A minimum of one (1) lead change at the canter from right to left
– A minimum of one (1) lead change at the canter from left to right

Exhibitors will only be judged astride.
Exhibitors are allowed to use two (2) hands (as well as one or no hands) and any bit approved by the NRHA Handbook, including snaffle bits and bosals approved for use in the Snaffle Bit or Hackamore classes.
Failure to perform all the required maneuvers or failure to complete the performance within the time limit will result in a score of zero (0).
Additional maneuvers such as rollbacks, backups, speed variations, and nonclassical reining maneuvers such as half pass and side pass are appropriate in Freestyle and shall be given appropriate credit. Additional repetitions of required maneuvers are appropriate, but will only add or subtract from the existing scores already given for the required maneuvers, not as additional scores.

EQUIPMENT
All equipment must be non abusive and humane based on NRHA Rules and Guidelines.
Any equipment not specifically covered by or in conflict with standard equipment guidelines must be non abusive to the horse.

TIME LIMIT
A maximum of four (4) minutes including any introductions. The time limit will be from the beginning of the music or from the beginning of the introduction (whichever is first) and will end with the music.

COSTUMES
Permitted but not required. Emphasis is placed on performing the reining maneuvers to music.

PROPS
Permitted but at no time may hinder the judges’ view of the horse. The use of props will not add to the score.

 

 

AQHA CLASSES

GENERAL RULES
Reserved only for horses of the Quarter Horse breed 4 yrs and older.

Reining L1+L2 & L3+L4 (reserved for NonPro) as scheduled on Thursday 7th November.
Reining L1+L2 & L3+L4 (reserved for Open ) as scheduled on Thursday 7th November.

A maximum of 4 horses (SHW400.3) can be exhibited by the same rider, the horse must enter with a single hand bite if the horse is 6 years old & older, instead, if the horse is 4 or 5 years old, it can also enter with hackamore or snaffle bit, at the discretion of the rider (SHW490.3 AQHA Rule Book).
The riders must have valid AIQH & AQHA 2019 membership. The AQHA membership must be paid before the start of the class, under penalty of disqualification.
The cost of AQHA membership is $55.

Amateur/Non Pro.
The horse must be regularly registered on the AQHA certificate to the rider or a first degree relative (spouse, parent, brother, grandfather, etc.).

PAYBACKS
Open: $ 8.000,00
Non Pro: $ 4.000,00

The money prize by category (Open and Non Pro), will be divided by the number of total entries (L1+L2+L3+L4). The amount obtained, will be multiplied by the number of total entries of L1+L2 and L3+L4.
The resulting total will be divided according to the percentage of the AIQH table below:

EXCHANGE MONEY
Money prizes will be paid in Euros.
Exchange rate according to NRHA policy will be 1€ = 1,14625$ (1st January 2019).

AQHA SCORING TABLE

Please note that upon obtaining the 10th AQHA point, the horse will receive the AQHA Register of Merit, which will be sent by the AQHA to the owner of the horse.

* For any explanation regarding the rules, you can consult the AQHA Rule Book, www.aqha.com/rulebook or you can contact the AIQH office – segreteria@aiqh.eu

 

 


DRAW & TEAM COMPOSITION
The draw for the Non Pro Team Cup will be held on Friday night (draw party).

Elegibility to the Non Pro Team Cup

The first 7 riders of the overall Non Pro ranking will be automatically selected for the Global Team Cup. Excluding them from the Non Pro Team Cup draw.

* In case of a tie in 7th place the rider will be determinated by a draw.

3 groups of 7 Riders are chosen as follows:
– Group A: first 7 Riders in the Non Pro ranking;
– Group B: first 7 Riders of the Intermediate Non Pro ranking after having eliminated from the ranking the Riders already present in Group A.
– Group C: first 7 Riders of the Limited Non Pro ranking after having eliminated from the ranking the Riders already present in Group A & B.

In case of a tie in 7th place the rider who will participate in the Non Pro Team Cup will be determined by a draw.

Teams composition
We will proceed as follows:
– Draw of 7 Riders from Group A;
– Draw of 7 Riders from Group B by combining the first with the first of Group A previously drawn and so on;
– Draw of 7 Riders from Group C by combining the first with the first group A+B previously matched.

SHOW RULES
Riders must perform pattern 12 of the NRHA rulebook.
Each rider can compete with any horse even if he is not the owner.
The horse must be ride one hand with a legal bite.

DRAW LIST
At the end of the teams composition, each group will designate a Captain who will draw the starting draw for the Team (from 1 to 7):

The starting order will be as follows:
– Draw N.1 – Rider group C of Team 1
– Draw N.2 – Rider group C of Team 2
– …..
– Draw N.7 – Rider group C of Team 7
– Draw N.8 – Rider group B of Team 1
– Draw N.9 – Rider group B of Team 2
– …..
– Draw n.14 Rider group B of Team 7
– Draw No.15 Rider group A of Team 1
– Draw N.16 Rider group A of Team 2
– …..
– Draw N.21 Rider group A of Team 7

RUNNING Non Pro Team
For each team, the two best scores are added up.
In case of a tie, the teams concerned will indicate 1 rider that will perform a Run Off.
The Run-Off will be mandatory.

AWARDS
Prizes will be awarded to all Riders of the first 3 teams.

 

 

DRAW & TEAM COMPOSITION
The draw for the Global Team Cup will be held on Saturday night.

Elegibility to the Global Team Cup

3 groups of 7 Riders are chosen as follows:
– Group A: first 7 Riders in the overall Open, Int.Open, Ltd.Open ranking;
– Group B : first 7 Riders in the overall Parareining ranking;
– Group C : first 7 Riders in the overall Non Pro ranking;

In case of a tie in 7th place the Rider will be determined by a draw.

Teams composition
We will proceed as follows:
– Draw of 7 Riders from Group A;
– Draw of 7 Riders from Group B by combining the first with the first of Group A previously drawn and so on;
– Draw of 7 Riders from Group C by combining the first with the first matched of Group A+B previously drawn and so on;

Addition of the Youth Rider
At the end of the Youth class, the first of the Youth overall ranking (Youth 14-18 and Youth 13&Under) is added to Team 1, the second of the Youth overall ranking to Team 2 and so on until Team 7.
In case of a tie in 7th place the rider who will participate in the Global Team Cup will be determined by a draw.

SHOW RULES
Open and Youth riders must perform pattern 10 of the NRHA rulebook.
Each Rider can compete with any horse even if he is not the owner.
The horse must be ride one hand with a legal bite.
Parareiners will perform same pattern of the Parareining class.

DRAW LIST
At the end of the teams composition, each group will designate a Captain who will draw the starting draw for the Team (from 1 to 7):

The starting order will be as follows:
– Draw N.1 – Parareiner of Team 1
– Draw N.2 – Parareiner of Team 2
– …..
– Draw N.7 – Parareiner of Team 7
– Draw N.8 – Non Pro Rider of Team 1
– Draw N.9 – Non Pro Rider of Team 2
– …..
– Draw n.14 Non Pro Rider of Team 7
– Draw No.15 Youth Rider of Team 1
– Draw N.16 Youth Rider of Team 2
– …..
– Draw N.21 Youth Rider of Team 7
– Draw N.22 Open Rider of Team 1
– Draw N.23 Open Rider of Team 2
– …..
– Draw N.28 Open Rider of Team 7

RANKING GLOBAL TEAM
For each team, the two best scores are added up.
In case of a tie, the teams concerned will indicate 1 rider that will perform a Run Off.
The Run-Off will be mandatory.

AWARDS
Prizes will be awarded to all Riders of the first 3 teams.

 

 

PARAREINING

CATEGORY ASSIGNMENTS

Physical disabilities
Riders will have to undergo a medical classification examination which will be made in Verona and will assign the degree of classification.
All candidates before Verona must have medical certifications for medical evaluation, this documentation must be sent by email at: equitazioneitegrata@fise.it.
Riders will be assigned a profile that correspond to one of the five degrees, each degree of classification will correspond to appropriate patterns that will allow the athletes to express their best potential.
A classified rider may also participate in NRHA/AQHA/FISE classes but must comply with the competition rules.
All classified riders may also participate in a higher grade category but must submit appropriate documentation that will be evaluated by the F.I.S.E. medical officer.

Cognitive disabilities
The category of the rider will be determined by the F.I.S.E. officer, who will assign him one of the three categories that correspond to patterns with different gaits.
All the cognitives riders who will undergo the medical classification examination, will have assigned profile 39.
A classified rider may also participate in INRHA/AQHA/FISE classes but must comply with the competition rules.

Mixed profiles (cognitive + physical)
All athletes who have a mixed profile, will have to undergo a medical classification examination, which will assign the profile 39 for the cognitive disability and a degree for the physical disability.
In any case, the degree assigned for the physical disability determines the maximum degree in which the rider can compete.
I.e.: if the assigned profile binds the rider to the trot, it will not be able in any case to compete in canter patterns.

COGNITIVE AND MIXED PROFILES CATEGORIES
LIMITED OPEN: only walk
INTERMIDIATE OPEN: walk and trot
OPEN: walk, trot and canter

PHYSICAL CATEGORIES AND DEGREES
The profiles for the classifications have been taken from FEI – PARA – EQUESTRIAN rule.
https://inside.fei.org/fei/disc/para-dressage/classification

The grades of the classifications are five:
GRADE I: The judgment of this grade must evaluate the rider that performs only walk. Profile: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12A, 13
GRADE II: The judgment of this grade must evaluate the rider that performs walk and trot. Profiles: 4, 6, 9, 10A, 11A, 12B, 31A
GRADE III: The judgment of this grade must evaluate the rider that performs walk and trot. Profiles: 8, 10B, 11B, 14, 17A, 18A, 21, 27 ,31B, 32
GRADE IV: The judgment of this grade must evaluate the rider that performs walk, trot and canter. Profiles: 16, 22, 24, 26B, 37A (radio device aid)
GRADE V: Il giudizio di questo grado deve valutare il cavaliere al passo, trotto e galoppo. Profiles: 16, 22, 24, 26B, 37A (radio device aid)

USEFULL LINKS
https://www.fise.it/images/Riabilitazione_equestre/Aiuti_Compensatori_Standard_e_Non_Standard_2016.pdf
http://www.fise.it/images/Formazione/Regolamento_Classificatori_ed._2016_def.pdf