Department updates in Main Driving

  • 13 Jun 2024
    Course for FEI Officials applications 2025

    The FEI Sports and Veterinary Departments would like to draw your attention to the application deadline to host FEI Transfer Up or CES (FEI Competency-based Evaluation System) Maintenance Courses in 2025.

    We kindly ask you to download the relevant application and budget forms, which can be accessed via the links provided below, and to send them to the FEI via the corresponding email address also provided below, no later than 31 July 2024.

    Discipline/Department Email Documents
    Jumping jumpingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/jumping/forms
    Dressage anna.milne@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/dressage/organise-course
    Para Dressage thya.moritz@fei.org /fei/your-role/officials/para-dressage/ped-organise-course
    Eventing eventingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/eventing/forms
    Driving & Para driving@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/driving/course-organisation
    Endurance endurance@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/endurance/organise-a-course
    Vaulting vaultingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/vaulting/organise-course
    Veterinary veterinary@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/veterinarians/education/organise-a-course

    Should you have any questions regarding the administration of our courses, please contact the relevant FEI Discipline or Veterinary Department who will be able to assist you.

  • 11 Apr 2024
    Deadline for Calendar Applications or Modifications for CSI5*/CSIO5* Events.

    We wish to remind you that, according to the FEI General Regulations, the deadline for Applications or modifications of CSI5*/CSIO5* Events taking place in 2025 is 1 May 2024.

    From 2 May until 1 June 2024, NFs can request changes to the 2025 Jumping 5* Calendar with a Calendar Form. The 2025 Jumping 5* Calendar should then be approved by 31 July 2024 at the latest.

    Should you have any questions related to the FEI Calendar, please do not hesitate to contact Guillaume Dolivo: calendar@fei.org.

  • 27 Mar 2024
    Last update of the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database (FEI Tack App) before the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Paris 2024

    Please be informed that the next update of the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database (FEI Tack App) will be released after the Easter holidays, on 8 April 2024.

    Further to feedback received from numerous Athletes and Officials, who are seeking clarity regarding the use of tack and equipment during the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, the FEI agreed that this would be the last update of the FEI Tack App prior to the Games. The temporary pause of updates to the FEI Tack App will be applied to all FEI Disciplines, including non-Olympic Disciplines.

    Following the conclusion of the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, the updates shall resume on every first Monday of the month, as per the usual process.

  • 13 Mar 2024
    FEI World Championships 2026 in Aachen (GER)

    The Organising Committee of the FEI World Championships 2026 in Aachen would already like to share some useful information with all National Federations in order to facilitate you, your teams, athletes and horses in the best possible way. Below you will find information regarding the key contact persons within the Organising Committee, who are available should you already have questions regarding the FEI World Championships 2026.

    For all sports-related questions, please contact:
    Ms. Jana Kun: jana.kun@aachen2026.com.
    Jana will be your main sport liaison person.

    For all non-sport related issues, i.e. accommodation, accreditation, transport, please contact
    Ms. Jennifer Ingenhaag : jennifer.ingenhaag@aachen2026.com
    Jennifer will be your main non-sport liaison person.

    Ticketing:
    Please note that ticket sales for the Jumping and Dressage competitions have already started. Tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.aachen2026.com.
    As soon as tickets for the other disciplines are available, the Organising Committee will communicate this.
    For any questions regarding tickets, please contact:
    Ms. Lea Sous lea.sous@aachen2026.com

    Hotel / Accommodation:
    The Aachen tourism service will be the official partner for hotels and accommodation. The Organising Committee  kindly asks you do not contact the hotels directly, but always go via the Aachen tourism service.
    They can be contacted via:  aachen2026@aachen-tourismus.de.

    Lastly, the Organising Committee would like to create a list of contacts for all correspondences regarding the FEI World Championships Aachen 2026. Please send the names and email addresses of the people you would like to see added to this mailing list, so that they can stay up to date on the latest developments.
    Please send the contact details to: jennifer.ingenhaag@aachen2026.com.

    The Organising Committee of the FEI World Championships in Aachen 2026 looks forward to working together with you all and is available for any questions you may have.

  • 28 Feb 2024
    FEI Board Resolutions, 27 February 2024 - Driving

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 27 February. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.

    ALLOCATION OF FEI CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FINALS
    FEI Para Driving World Championships

    The Board approved the postponement of the FEI Para Driving World Championship 2024 to 2025 so that the Championship can be organised alongside the FEI Driving European Four-In-Hand Championships 2025.

    Allocations
    The Board allocated the FEI Para Driving World Championship 2025 to Lähden (GER), to be organised alongside the FEI Driving European Four-In-Hand Championships 2025.

    DRIVING
    FEI Driving Youth Cup Rule modifications

    The Board approved the modifications to the FEI Driving Youth Cup Rules.
    The updated document will be published here.
    In addition, the FEI Driving Committee was tasked to establish a strategy regarding a qualification pathway for drivers participating in the FEI Driving Youth Cup.

  • 7 Feb 2024
    Creation of an FEI Driving Working Group

    Dear FEI Driving Community,

    Please be informed that following the publication of the FEI Driving Dressage Modification policy  last year and the ongoing review of the Driving Dressage tests, a working group will be formed to create the new 2* and 3* Horse and Pony Pair Dressage test. The aim is to publish the new dressage test at the end of 2024, for implementation as of 1 January 2025.
     
    To ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach, we are inviting applications for various positions within the working group.
     
    The following functions are open for applications: 

    • A Driving Trainer recommended and supported by their National Federation.
    • An FEI level 4 Driving Judge.
    • Two top-level Athletes from each Driving class (two for Pony Pair, two for Horse Pair) of the last World Championship, who finished among the top 20.

    Applications are open from 7 February to 7 March 2024.
     
    We strongly encourage individuals who meet the eligibility criteria, and have relevant expertise in any of the above functions, to apply for these positions. For additional information regarding application requirements, please refer to the FEI Driving Dressage Modification policy and the application form attached.
     
    Please also note that the application period will strictly adhere to the specified dates mentioned above.
     
    If you are interested in applying, kindly complete the attached application form and submit it to driving@fei.org by the given deadline.

    All applications will be carefully considered in order to ensure a balanced and competent working group.
     
    Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please feel free to reach out to the FEI Driving department at driving@fei.org.
     
    We look forward to receiving your application and working together to create a new dressage test.

  • 11 Dec 2023
    Draft Schedules 2024 now available on Inside.FEI.org

    The updated Draft Schedules 2024, to be used for all International Events taking place next year, are now available on Inside.FEI.org.
    Below you will find the direct links to the Draft Schedules for each Discipline as well as the relevant contact email should you require further information and/or assistance: 
    Click here for Dressage
    Person in charge: philippe.maynier@fei.org

    Click here for Para Dressage
    Person in charge: laetitia.gillieron@fei.org

    Click here for Vaulting
    Person in charge: laetitia.gillieron@fei.org

    Click here for Driving and here for Para Driving
    Contact email: driving@fei.org

    Click here for Endurance
    Contact email: endurance@fei.org

    The online schedules for Jumping and Eventing have also been updated.
    Contact email for Jumping: jumping@fei.org

    Contact email for Eventing: eventingschedules@fei.org

  • 17 Nov 2023
    Campaign launch "Think OutsideThe Box  "

    We are pleased to inform you that the FEI will be launching a new campaign tomorrow called “Think Outside The Box” to raise awareness and provide solutions to minimise the risk of potential contamination and Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Controlled Regulations (EADMCR) violations, as well as potential health risks for horses, arising from certain behaviours and actions or lack-of in and around the stables.

    Initially created to attract the attention of the key stakeholders concerned by the EADMCRs ie riders, grooms and support personnel, and in a bid to inform and educate around contamination – often an unfortunate situation that could be avoided if the right precautions had been taken - the campaign was expanded to include general best-practice recommendations to make it relevant to the wider equestrian community and promote safety and wellbeing for horses, regardless of their competition status.

    A joint collaboration between the Education and Legal departments at the FEI, with very engaging and “shareable” content (you will be surprised by the video), we encourage all our stakeholders to join us in the promotion of this campaign so we can reach as many people as possible, and hopefully reduce contamination cases emanating from ill-informed behaviour, as well as providing the best practice recommendations to avoid contamination for horses out of competition and any potential health threats this might entail. 

    Dedicated Hub & Digital Assets To Download – English, French & Spanish
    We have created a dedicated portal - www.fei.org/think - available in three languages (English, French and Spanish) and have an array of digital assets which you can download and use on all your channels to proactively promote the campaign to you members, fans and followers. Download assets directly on www.fei.org/think #FEIThinkOutsideTheBox 

    They Support Us
    You will see on the portal, we have a section – They Support Us – where we have included the logos of all our Official Stakeholders, so please do let us know if you would like to be removed from this section, simply by contacting Sebastien.Goyon@fei.org and alternatively if you are not included in this section, and would like to be featured, please also contact Sebastien.Goyon@fei.org and let him know you would like to be added to that section with your logo.   

    Campaign Merchandising
    And finally, we have produced some bright and impactful merchandising for this campaign, which is available to all our “supporters” so please don’t to hesitate contact Sebastien.Goyon@fei.org with the relevant delivery address and we will send you a pack of stickers, caps and tote bags with campaign branding. 

    Ambassadors
    We are also on the lookout for ambassadors – so if you would like to nominate/introduce us to potential ambassadors for the campaign, we are open to suggestions! 

    EMBARGOED
    Please note all of the above is EMBARGOED until Friday 17 November 20:00 CET when the campaign is officially launched. We kindly ask that you refrain from posting any information, assets, visual, etc until 16:00 on Friday unless reposting from FEI channels.  

    #FEIThinkOutsideTheBox

  • 7 Nov 2023
    FEI Driving Youth Cup

    We are pleased to introduce a significant development in the world of FEI Driving—the FEI Driving Youth Cup. This project aims to address the evolving needs of young FEI Driving Athletes and open new opportunities for their growth in the sport.
     

    Over the past years, we have been witnessing the quality and skills of young Driving athletes substantially evolve. With the FEI Driving European Championships for Youth taking place every two years, and being accessible only to European athletes, it was important for us to come up with an annual event for young athletes from all around the world, to further promote the global expansion of our sport.
     

    With a format that is easily manageable, cost and time effective for organisers, athletes and all stakeholders involved, the FEI Driving Youth Cup is not just an additional competition; it's a project with immense potential with positive ramifications for the future of Driving.
     

    This new competition format provides an opportunity to explore new facets of the Driving discipline and to move Single Horse/Pony classes to the forefront. After first having introduced this project at the FEI Driving Forum in April 2023, where it received positive feedback from the community, the FEI Board officially approved the creation of the FEI Driving Youth Cup during its spring in-person meeting this year. In order to now prepare the official launch in 2025 of this event, the FEI will organise several test events during the course of 2024.
     

    We invite all organisers interested in finding out more, or in being a part of this adventure by hosting a leg of the FEI Driving Youth Cup, to consult the presentation and the Rules here and to contact Aude Barby for further questions.
     

    We look forward to working together with all interested, to provide further opportunities and support to our young FEI Driving athletes.

  • 31 Aug 2023
    FEI Calendar 2024 deadline - Reminder

    We wish to remind you that in accordance with Art. 112 of the FEI General Regulations, the dates for all 2024 International Events must be entered into the FEI online Calendar through FEI Database before 01 October. Exceptionally this year, the deadline is postponed to Monday, 02 October 2023 midnight CEST.

     

    At 23:59 CEST on 02 October 2023, the 2024 online Calendar will be blocked. Any modification requested after the deadline will need to be addressed to the FEI by email (calendar@fei.org) using the Calendar Form available on FEI Documents.

     

    You will find the full Memo which can also be accessed via the FEI Calendar here.

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