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Add to your Calendar 25-04-2015 00:00:00 27-04-2015 00:00:00 Australia/Sydney FEI Stewards Course FEI Stewards Course Location not provided
25th April 2015

FEI Stewards Course

This course is primarily aimed at Vaulting Stewards, however anyone is welcome as a participant, an observer or FEI Stewards from other disciplines who would like to add Vaulting to their skills.

Anzac long weekend- April 25/26, 2015, Sydney

Course Director – Frank Spadinger, Austria

What is an FEI Steward?

The FEI appoints stewards for all CVIs. The role of the Steward is to facilitate the smooth running of the competition. This involves ensuring the fairness of the competition and compliance with the FEI Rules and Regulations. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills are often useful attributes of steward.

Who can be an FEI Steward?

Anyone with experience at vaulting competitions and is a member of the Equestrian Australia can be a Steward. Generally people who are competitors (including lungers) or coaches should only act in a Steward’s role at events where they are not participating in a competitive or coaching role. Parents and relatives of vaulters can be Stewards but they should avoid being involved on any issue that is associated with their family.

What is Involved in the FEI Stewards course?

The course is conducted over three days and covers all aspects of vaulting competitions. Frank has a wealth of experience both as an FEI steward and a Course director. He has many entertaining and instructive anecdotes to illustrate the points he makes. An open book exam is done on the final day. The results are sent to the FEI by Frank and you will receive notification of the results and if successful you will be listed as an FEI steward.

It may be possible to permit people to attend the course who do not wish to be Stewards but would just like to learn more about the proper conduct of FEI vaulting competitions. Usually the Course Director will allow a few people to attend in a ‘spectator’ capacity. That is you don’t get to ask questions but you can listen to the material as it is presented.

How Much Does the Course Cost?

The FEI sets a nominal fee for each participant. This fee is usually around $100/day that is a total of $300-400 depending on how Frank thinks it is best to conduct the course.  At the moment the EA are negotiating over the price as it is possible that the FEI may contribute a small amount to offset course fee.  Nevertheless participants should budget for the full amount. Some states and clubs will support their members to do courses such as these as these as the knowledge and experience gained will benefit everyone. Ask your State EA Chair or Club Chair if this is possible.

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