The FEI Board held an extraordinary meeting yesterday (27 April 2020) to review proposals from six of the discipline-specific Calendar Task Forces. Discussions at the meeting, which was held via videoconference, were on Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Vaulting and Reining.
During yesterday’s meeting, the FEI Board agreed that discussions and decisions on FEI Championships for all age categories and disciplines, and potential initiatives to help Organisers, will be deferred to its June meeting.
National Federations and Organisers whose Calendar date applications/modifications have been approved by the FEI during the Covid-19 period have been informed that no guarantee of exclusivity will be provided to them for the new Calendar dates and that equal consideration of all future Calendar date applications/modifications will be given by the relevant Calendar Task Force and by the FEI Board.
Other key takeaways from yesterday’s meeting are:
Jumping: Due to the uncertainty about the organisation of Competitions worldwide during July and August 2020, the Board has approved all Calendar date applications/modifications for Jumping Events that take place up to and including 30 August 2020. No date clash rules will apply for this period.
Dressage: date applications and/or modifications for high level events (CDI5*/CDI4*/CDI3* and CDI-W) must reach the FEI eight weeks prior to the event. Date clash rules will not apply to CDI3*.
Eventing: date applications and/or modifications for CCI5* & CCI4* Long Format must reach the FEI six weeks prior to the event; date applications and/or modifications for CCI4* Short Format and all other Events must reach the FEI four weeks prior to the Event.
Driving: date applications and/or modifications must reach the FEI four weeks prior to the Event.
Vaulting: date applications and/or modifications must reach the FEI four weeks prior to the Event.
Reining: date applications and/or modifications must reach the FEI four weeks prior to the Event.
Detailed information on resolutions for each discipline are available here.
Meetings for the remaining two Calendar Task Forces are scheduled for this week – Endurance tomorrow (29 April) and Para Equestrian the following day (30 April). Proposals from these two Task Forces will be discussed by the FEI Board at its next meeting on 5 May 2020.
The Dressage Calendar Task Force held its second meeting today (28 April) to review applications received for higher-level events. The Jumping Calendar Task Force will hold its third meeting on 4 May 2020, followed by Eventing’s second meeting on 14 May when its Task Force will review applications for higher-level event date changes.