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Feb 9

 FEI rules on Hyperflexion / Rollkur

  posted by helyn on 09.02.10 13:46 as


EI Round-Table Conference Resolves Rollkur Controversy 09/02/2010

The participants in the FEI Round-Table Conference at the IOC Headquarters
in Lausanne.
(c) Hugues Siegenthaler

Following constructive debate at the FEI round-table conference at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne today (9 February), the consensus of the group was that any head and neck position of the horse achieved through aggressive force is not acceptable. The group redefined hyperflexion/Rollkur as flexion of the horse’s neck achieved through aggressive force, which is therefore unacceptable. The technique known as Low, Deep and Round (LDR), which achieves flexion without undue force, is acceptable.

The group unanimously agreed that any form of aggressive riding must be sanctioned. The FEI will establish a working group, headed by Dressage Committee Chair Frank Kemperman, to expand the current guidelines for stewards to facilitate the implementation of this policy. The group agreed that no changes are required to the current FEI Rules.

The FEI Management is currently studying a ...


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