A new era in Eventing has slipped by without fanfare or even a press release, the FEI have finally released a copy of the “Standard for the minimum strength of frangible/deformable cross country fences”, a mouthful I know.
- To date, the Register of Products, is not public. That means that we don’t know which products meet the standard and which do NOT. What frangible devices will you see on XC this weekend?
- The Instructions for each device need to be accessible, this is particularly critical to allow in field assessment by Officials to ensure a device has been correctly installed. This information is listed as key for the supplier to provide but is critical for the FEI to share with all relevant parties.
What does this mean in practice for you as a rider, whether weekend warrior or four star gold medalist?
- Country of manufacture
- Manufacturers name
- FEI registration number
In practice until the Register of Products and Instructions are public and available to both rders and officials this standard will mean little.
Yours in Eventing and interesting FEI documents,