The International Broomriding Act IBRA
Association International du Dévelopment du Balay Volant (AIDBV)
The AIDBV was founded in Bordeaux, France in november 1919. It was a long, cold and damp month, but the discussions around the association's official name as well as around the six establishing country's mago-ingeneer's recent developments ran the more heated: tradition or progress was the major question. Which ideas are worth to support financially and which craftshop need protection by a cover-organisation?
AIDBV's major goal is to bring broomriders together and hence to allow them to exchange ideas and humanity. The federation makes a presentation and discussion platform for new ideas and recent developments available.
Currently, its members are: Algeria, Argentinia, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Mali, Marocco, Mexico, the Netherlands, Niger, Philipinien, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Uruguay.
International Broomriding Association (iBa)
The much younger iBA was founed on may 15 1958 in Epsom, Great Britain. Its major purpose is to regulate, protect and retain broomriding as a sport, culture and major part of a religion stepped in an ancient tradition.
The iBa's focus was on its Basic Law from the beginning, as broomriders from different countries must have equal legal circumstances, according to iBa. International broomriding, free roaming and multi-national competitions are regarded as the most important fields of cooperation between the iBa nations.
Since 1993, iBa publishes a magical map, where all the competitions can be looked up. Many religious festivities and AIDVB competitions are included.
Currently, its members are: Australia, Austria, China, Croatia, Denmark, the Falkland Islands, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden and the USA.
Two countries have chosen neither to join the AIDBV nor the iBA, but to remain independant. Switzerland and Jordan maintain lively contact with both associations, but do not accept either of the two law complexes entirely.
In Jordan, riding a brom or carpet is forbidden in Hamsin winds and on Ramadan during daylight, while in Switzerland it is forbidden to ride any enchanted object in the night from august 1 to 2.
Organisation of Independant Wizarding Countries (OIWC)
The organisation is not yet founded, but may be in the next years, because they are on the way to accept microlite broomcraft as an expression of our new and fast moving time.
Possible members are the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Sri Lanka and Sweden.
Requirement to Broom Manufacturers
Broomriding has to be safe at any moment. That's why several instructions and regulations addressed to the broom manufacturers deal with the broomrider's safety.
An enchanted broomstick must fulfill the following conditions:
Broomriding is discrete. Remarkable carrying of enchanted flight objects is to be omitted. Every broomrider is invisible to non-flying people while above ground as well as during start and landing.
Experienced and professional broomriders show consideration towards beginners.
The first to forsee an accident is the first to avoid it.
Never tease flying animals. A broomrider knows about the importance of flying animals in dangerous situations. He or she therefore never disturbes their free flight and respects their liberty.
Don't loose anything while above ground. Tie your luggage tightly to the broom, stick it if necessary. Summon back falling material immediately. Call your loosely connected objects frequently to check if they are still on broom.
Care never to ride alone. A bewitched broom tends to dissolve or to distribute itself fast and inconspicuously in the landscape. This is a measure, was taken due to witchcraft opponents. For that reason, the demolished broom cannot serve as proof for the accident. You may also need help after an accident. But only humans, who are used the to invisibility, can handle the situation.
If your broom is torn into pieces during an accident, stay as close as possible to its remainings, summon them if you can't move before the dissolving process starts. Keep them under control until help comes and end them to your broomstick provider.
Protected Professional Titles
The organisation iBa protects the follwoing professional titles:
There are places of iBa training in every country of the association and the exames take place once a year in Epsom GB, immediately before the annual iBA meeting.
The iBa gives special permissions to every broomrider who has passed the so called "small iBa exam" every broomrider's or magical healer's school offers: