19 Jan 2024
FEI Board Resolutions, 18 January 2024 and FEI Eventing Seminars, 20-21 January 2024

The FEI Board held its first teleconference of 2024 on 18 January. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.
A short announcement regarding the online FEI Eventing seminars, which will be held on 20 and 21 January follows the resolutions.

French leg of FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2024

The Board approved the allocation of the French leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2024 to Lignières (FRA) on 26-29 September 2024 to replace the initial application of Haras de Jardy (FRA). 

FEI Dressage World Cup™ Rules 2024/2025

The Board approved the proposed Rules for the FEI Dressage World Cup™ season 2024/2025.

The main modifications are as follows:

  • Harmonisation with the main FEI Dressage Rules 2024 with regards to the minimum percentage score to be achieved in the first test to qualify for the second test (Art. 5 Qualification within each CDI-W qualifier) as well as for the Final (Art. 16)
  • An organising dues, calendar fees and hosting fees provision, which was missing in the previous season, has been added (Art. 6 Organising dues, calendar fees and hosting fees)
  • A clarification has been added to the Western European League invitation system, with regards to additional individual Athletes invited (Art. 8 Invitations).

The updated Rules are published online here.

FEI Vaulting Guidelines 2024

The Board approved the proposed minor modifications to the FEI Vaulting Guidelines 2024 on p. 74 (Art. 5.1 – Squad Free Test 2); p. 81 (Individual Free Test 1* - Variety of Exercises); and p. 84 (Individual Free Test 2* and 3* - scoresheet – Variety of Exercises).

The updated Guidelines are published here

Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024
Jumping Horse Re-inspection
Emergency Board Resolution*:

The Board approved as an Emergency Board Resolution the proposed modification to Art.630.9 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games to allow a Horse having not passed the First Jumping Horse Inspection to be re-presented either at the re-inspection before the training session or at the re-inspection the day after the First Horse Inspection and training Session.

Appointment of the Chief Medical Officer
The Board approved the appointment of Jan Holger Holtschmit (GER) as Chief Medical Officer for the Equestrian Sport during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

*Regarding the Emergency Board Resolution listed above, National Federations have until 19 February 2024 to signify their disapproval by sending an email to Francisco P. Lima, Director Governance & Institutional Affairs.

We take this opportunity to highlight the Online Eventing Seminar taking place on Saturday, 20 January from 13:00-16:15 CET, where Eventing Stakeholders (NFs involved in Eventing, Officials, Athletes, 4*/5* OCs) have been invited to attend as have the media, to discuss the big topics in the sport and review all the latest findings from a Risk Management perspective, with a focus on how to have a positive impact and futureproof Eventing.

Organised by the FEI Eventing Department and moderated by Eventing Chair/Board Member David O’Connor (USA) and Chair of the FEI Risk Management Steering Group Geoff Sinclair (AUS), an important point on the agenda concerns the proposed Eventing Competition formats for Los Angeles 2028, which, we would like to emphasise, is an initiative/discussion solely concerning Eventing. Nevertheless, should any members (including members not directly involved with Eventing) wish to attend, please do not hesitate to contact Nathalie.Charlton@fei.org at the FEI Eventing Department in order to receive an invitation and link to join.

As is customary with the annual Eventing Seminar/Forum, the meeting will be available to watch in Replay, all relevant annexes will be published and there will be dedicated communications (an NF News and Press Release after the meeting) summarising the key points prior to the full wrap-up report being published online. The Seminar will be followed-up on Sunday, 21 January with the National Safety Officers Seminar which is restricted to the specific stakeholders, however, will also be well documented with relevant annexes, videos to watch in replay and a full wrap-up report.

To view the 2024 agenda and also the 2023 seminar documents, click here.