From the 1st of January 2023 ALL ponies competing in FEI competitions will be required to have an FEI Measuring Certificate in order to be eligible to compete at FEI events, regardless of whether they have been competing without one up until this date as the FEI’s transition period is now over (Go to Pony Measuring System | FEI for more information on the transition period).
There are no exceptions.
To be able to be measured, the pony must have a current FEI registration at the date of the measuring. FEI registrations last from January through to December, therefore I suggest you renew or get new registrations in the first week of January, please set a reminder as the pony cannot be measured without a valid FEI registration. For further information on FEI registration please go to International | British Eventing . If the pony has been registered with the FEI previously, you can check their measurement status on the FEI database: Horse Search (fei.org) . Search the pony and it will say in red writing if a measurement is needed.
A JMB measurement is not sufficient for an FEI competition.
We currently have the below FEI Pony Measuring dates approved by the FEI for 2023 at the National Training Centre, Hothorpe, LE17 6QX
- Wednesday 18th January 2023
- Wednesday 1st March 2023
To book on to these sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if registered in 2022, check your emails.
If you are competing at BE100 or above on your pony, we highly suggest you get your pony FEI measured as there may not be another chance later in the season if you wish to move on to FEI competition.
A Pony must be 8 years or older to obtain a FEI Lifetime Certificate
A Pony 7 years or under can only obtain an interim certificate and will have to officially measure again when they reach 8 years of age to gain a Lifetime Measurement.
Please take time to familiarise yourself with the FEI Pony Measuring System: Pony Measuring System | FEI
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