(f) Visits to areas/places of historical and cultural interest (can be done as a group or with host families). (g) Provide all meals as required. (h) Scrambled Teams practices. (i) Competition venue, officials and stewards as required. (j) If not already in their position, provide one copy of the current International Games rules to each visiting Coach. (k) Supply of ponies for competition and practice.
Every endeavor should be made to use different ponies in practice to those used for the actual International Competition. (1) Provide all required games equipment for scrambled teams practice and International Competition. INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION: It is highly recommended that all transport for teams on lengthy tours, where feasible, be by officially designated Commercial Coach (bus), large enough to take all team members and their luggage.
Experienced qualified/licensed coach (bus) driver to be in charge of the coach. BILLETING (also see Appendix 3) 16.
The responsibilities associated with the hosting of International Team Riders should be fully explained to billeting families by the Hosting Nation. Hosting families should be briefed on their involvement in conveying riders to fixtures and other expectancies and the necessity of ADULT SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES (when the respective Coach or Chaperone is not present).
This also to apply to any arranged outings with billets. Internal transportation as notified to hosting families.
For reasons of safety all drivers to be well experienced and of mature age.
No vehicle conveying team riders is to be driven by a person under 21 years.
This also applies to transport on scheduled “free days” spent with the billets. Based on past experience with billeting, it is acknowledged that the riders from the different Nations should be mixed as much as possible.
This should include their local billets.
Two or three changes of billeting arrangements may be applicable. — The Starter’s position is in line with the first line of bending posts and on the same side as the Judges.
He must ensure he can be clearly seen by all the competitors on the start line. As soon as the teams are assembled on the line, the Starter should: Raise the flag and hold it upright whilst the riders settle; he should have the whistle ready in his other hand. When he is satisfied all the riders are settled and stationary the flag is lowered AWAY FROM THE RIDERS (There is no need to bring the flag down with a great flourish as this will invariably unsettle the pony in the nearest lane). Should the Starter have any doubts he should consult the Official Steward for guidance. RESULTS 26.
The result of a race will be decided by the order in which the ponies heads cross the finishing line when ridden or the riders cross the line when dismounted, as in the Sack Race.
When ponies finish in pairs, it is the head of the second pony which counts. If for any reason the Judges cannot decide one or more of the placings in an event, the teams concerned must run the event again. SPARE EVENT 27.
If for any reason an event cannot be run, it may either be replaced by the Spare Event or be declared void at the discretion of the Official Steward. GENERAL RULES 28.
Except when the rules allow riders to dismount, they must remain mounted (facing forward, legs astride the saddle, or back when saddles are not used).
Should one fall off and lose his pony, he must remount and resume the race from the point where he fell off. 29.
At a handover, only the rider next to start is allowed to take up position behind the line.
The remainder of the team must be at least six yards back.
He must go next and may not be replaced by one of the others for any reason. Handovers or changeovers from one rider to the next must take place behind the line: ie the whole of the next rider and his pony (ie 4 hoofs) must be behind the line until the previous rider and his pony has crossed it, or until he has handed over the baton or other article. GENERAL RULES (continued)
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