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European Individual Championship 2017

   
     

Entries Management

   
           
   

 

Competitors For the Open European Individual Open Championship and for the European Individual U-17 Masters will be chosen according to the new entry management procedures agreed by IMGA in 2016 :

 
Step 1
 

 
Step 2
 

 
Step 3
 

 
Step 4
 

 
Guarantees places to previous
high performers
 

 
Gives places to every
member country
 

 
Allows for further places to be allocated by a Selection Committee
 

 
Gives any remaining places to
the host country to allocate
 

 

A full and detailed explanation of how the Entries Management Procedures work can be found here.

 

General Comments

Entry fee for the competition is £450. All riders entering must pay a deposit of £50 to confirm their place.
The balance of the entry fee is to be paid by JUNE 1 2017.

All entries are to be made to 2017europeans@gmail.com
You will receive a confirmation email that your entry has been received.
If you do not receive an email within 48 hours please re-send your email.

All entries must be through the official system, so places cannot be sold or exchanged.

  • Because some countries have not selected their teams or representative individual riders yet, England MGA will refund the deposit of any rider who enters the Individual competition who is subsequently selected for their national team or as a national representative individual.

  • Any rider who has to pull out of the competition before the briefing will have their entry fee refunded (less bank charges) on presentation of a veterinary or doctors certificate OR if their place in the competition can be filled by another rider on the waiting list

The programme has been drawn up to avoid heats of the Individual competitions and heats of the Team championships taking place simultaneously in different arenas. However, entering both competitions is at the riderís risk and neither competition will be delayed to allow competitors to move between arenas.

Available Places

There will be a maximum of 80 places in the European Individual Open Championship and 70 in the European Individual U-17 Masters.

 

Step 1 : Guarantees places to previous high performers

  1. All of the previous year’s finalists qualify for the same age group at EIC the following year
    (but only if they are still young enough to qualify for that age group).

  2. The winners from 2 and 3 years previously qualify for the same age group at EIC the following year
    (but only if they are still young enough to qualify for that age group).

  3. The winner of the next age group down from last year should qualify for EIC the following year
    (but only if they are now too old to be eligible for that group again).

  4. The winning rider from the previous year’s WIC qualify for the same age group at EIC the following year
    (but only if they are still young enough to qualify for that age group, and are European).

  5. The 2 winning riders from the previous year’s WPC qualify for the same age group at EIC the following year
    (but only if they are still young enough to qualify for that age group, and are European).

  6. The winning riders (i.e. riders who took an active part. Unused reserve riders are not included)
    from the previous year’s ETC qualify for their respective age at EIC the following year.

 

Entries to this stage are now closed.

The riders taking up Step 1 places are :

European Individual
Open Championship :

European Individual
U-17 Masters :
   
Rory Capel
Alan Keogan
Sadie Lock
Danni Loveless
Mitch Lyons
Ben OíConnor
Federico Pacini
Jamie Reavey
Eddie Surman
Euan Taylor
April Wilson
Katie Deas
Ben Hopkins
Brooke King
Ellie Tutt
Dione Walters
Eleanor Wheeler

 

Step 2 : Gives places to every member country

Each member country was asked to apply for up to 5 individual spaces in each competition by FEBRUARY 28 2017.

The spaces are to be allocated by the national organisation to Championship standard individual riders.

Countries may not get all the places they want, but they will be allocated on an equitable basis.

Once the number of places available is known, each country must pay the deposit for those places by MARCH 31 2017.

Each country must notify England MGA of the names of the riders as soon as they are selected.

 

Step 3 – Allows for further places to be allocated by a Selection Committee

Each member country should inform England MGA of the name of their representative on the Selection Committee.
This must be done by MARCH 31 2017.

Any rider seeking a "wild card" place must submit their name and a brief (maximum 200 words) resumé by MARCH 31 2017.

The Selection Committee is set up with one selector from each member country. How each country decides who will be their selector is entirely up to them, but if any country does not provide a selector, or does so late, then that country is not represented on the Selection Committee.

The deadline for each country to nominate their selector (to England MGA) is MARCH 31 2017.

The Selection Committee will review the applications for "wild card" places in the competitions and vote on who will receive the places.
The representatives must vote in a timely fashion and any votes received after the stated deadline will not count.

The number of "wild card" places to be allocated by the Selection Committee will not be known until after Step 1 and Step 2 places have been allocated, but will be 50% of the spaces remaining in each competition.

All places will be allocated to riders by APRIL 30 2017 after which riders must immediately pay their deposit to secure their place.

 

Step 4 – Gives any remaining places to the host country to allocate

England MGA will allocate additional "wild card" places from the remaining received applications and from any places which subsequently come available through cancellations.

 

Questions ?

Contact Nikki Carter at 2017europeans@gmail.com