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FEI President focuses on unique qualities of equestrian sport at FEI General Assembly

22 Nov 2016

FEI President Ingmar De Vos opened the FEI General Assembly in the Japanese capital Tokyo today, delivering the keynote address to almost 300 delegates and focusing on the unique qualities of equestrian sport. “We all agree that we have the greatest...

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FEI General Assembly votes in favour of Olympic and Paralympic rule changes

22 Nov 2016

The FEI General Assembly has today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed format changes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017. Under the new proposals,...

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13 Apr 2017
FEI Para Equestrian Update - Classification Opportunity for Athletes with Visual Impairments

The FEI, in cooperation with the Organising Committee of the CPEDI3* in Hartpury and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA), is pleased to inform you that Para Equestrian Athletes with visual impairments will have the opportunity to be internationally Classified in Hartpury (GBR) on 4 July 2017.

No fee will be charged for riders attending this particular IBSA Classification.

National Federations are kindly requested to submit the names of their riders wishing to attend this IBSA classification the very latest by Tuesday, 23 May 2017 to Chloe Harty ( along with the FEI Classification Request Form (found here) and the FEI Consent for Classification (found here).

As a condition of IBSA Visual Classification, the IBSA Medical Diagnostics Form 2017 (found here), duly completed by an ophthalmologist, must also be submitted to the aforementioned FEI contact person by 23 May 2017.

29 Mar 2017
Para-Equestrian: REMINDER - FEI Request Form for Non-Standard Compensating Aids

Making a FEI Non-Standard Compensating Aids Request

According to Article 8428.9 PED Rules athletes can apply through their NF requesting non-standard compensating aids for FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage competitions.

The request must be made by the Athlete’s NF and include:

  • The FEI Non-Standard Compensating Aids Request Form, completed legibly and in English
  • Reason for the request
  • Medical documentation
  • Aid description including materials, exact sizes and measurements
  • Photos from different perspectives, mounted and unmounted
  • Any other supporting material. All documentation provided must be in English.

Requests must be submitted to the FEI in writing with supporting material at least two (2) weeks before the day of the horse inspection for the event to which it will apply. The FEI will forward the request to the Compensating Aids Panel for further decision. The NF will be informed in writing by the FEI of the final decision and if the request has not been approved the reason.

All necessary information can be found published here and all request must be sent to the FEI HQ.

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