AMENDMENTS DUE TO POSTPONEMENT OF THE GAMES
Following the IPC’s announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have been rescheduled to take place August 24- September 5, 2021, this notice, and the changes contained in this document, serve as USEF’s amended Athlete Selection Procedures. Reference given to the “2020” Paralympic Games and related areas such as the Paralympic selection process, Paralympic qualification system, Paralympic Team, and Paralympic Trails will stay consistent through these procedures. USEF utilized best efforts to keep the general process outlined in these selection procedures intact as much as possible, however, there has been unavoidable, necessary changes. Specifically, upcoming dates/deadlines referenced in red within these selection procedures. The IPC has confirmed that all quota places already assigned for the Tokyo 2020 Games will remain unchanged.
Along with the postponement of the timing of selection decisions/announcements, other changes (shown in red) include:
· FEI: age eligibility parameters, entry deadlines, Minimum Eligibility Requirement timelines, horse ownership deadlines, sport class status timelines
· USOPC: final team nomination deadline, long list deadlines
· USEF: application due dates, Short List timelines, ranking list timeframes, Sport team nomination dates, evaluative events and/or criteria and applications for waivers.