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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 27/01/2015.

From 1 January 2015 at all FEI and National Eventing competition the following will apply

Article 523.1 of 2015 Eventing Rules (updated after the General Assembly) states:

Medical information

To ensure that vital information is available to first aid or medical personnel in case of emergency, athletes must comply with the following:

a)        Providing a valid contact information is mandatory for all Athletes.

The telephone number of the accompanying persons/next-of-kin must be provided to the event secretariat upon arrival (OC and medical officer to ensure all information has been received before the Cross Country).

b)     Declaration of medical condition

Athletes with medical conditions that may be relevant in the case of a medical emergency are responsible, at every Event when riding, for wearing a medical data carrier* from a system provider able to communicate information at least in English. Alternatively (and at the minimum) a medical armband of good quality can be used. Athletes who choose to wear an armband should download and fill in the form available for this purpose on the FEI’s website.

* Medical data carrier (also called “medical identification tag”): small emblem or tag worn on a bracelet, neck chain, or on the clothing, intended to alert paramedics/physicians/ first responders that the wearer has an important medical condition.

Conditions that are relevant include recent head injury, serious past injuries/surgery, chronic health problems such as diabetes, long-term medications and allergies. If in doubt, the athlete should discuss this with his own treating physician.

The updated Athlete Medical Declaration form will be available on the FEI website under

Competitors have been advised to make sure they complete the next-of-kin information when entering the competition via the Nominate website.  This will assist the committee organising of the event to supply the correct information to Medical Officers in case they need it when treating you during the event.  If this information is missing on your entry, it could risk you being eligible to compete.

Eventing Organising Committees have been advised to download the Entries Report from Nominate, delete any unnecessary columns, print and provide to the Medical Officers (First Aid, Ambulance, Doctor) at the commencement of the event.  We are advising competitors that failure to provide this information could risk them being ineligible to compete.

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