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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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31 May 2017
Para Equestrian Forum

More than 70 delegates from 24 countries gathered in Stow on the World for the second edition of the Para Equestrian Forum following the success met in Essen (GER) in 2015. The Forum, organised by the FEI and hosted by British Dressage, was held immediately after the two-day FEI Classifier meeting which united 18 classifiers from around the world, and was then followed by the FEI Para-Equestrian Committee Meeting.  Over the two-day Forum - led by the Para Equestrian Technical Committee - presentations, discussions and working groups covered the following topics:

  • Development of the sport (statistics and development pathways)
  • Competition formats and the use of music in team tests
  • Coaching
  • Classification
  • Facilities/arrangements for FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018
  • Rio2016

There was also a demonstration of the new tests for Grades I to V with interactive feedback and scoring from the judges to each of the riders and delegates on site.

For more information/presentations, please click here.

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.

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