Department Updates 

1 Apr 2016
Endurance - FEI Coach Education Programme
In the framework of the FEI Coach Education programme, which was initiated in 2003, the first course for Endurance Tutors was organised in Istanbul, Turkey, on 16-22 March 2016. 
A total of five Tutors selected by the Endurance Committee gathered for an intense seven days of preparation and education. The Tutors were experts in the discipline of Endurance: Valerie Kanavy (USA), Penny Toft (AUS), Natalya Dolgikh (KAZ), Shanie Bosch-Fourie (NAM) and Brian Dunn (IRL).  
Liam Moggan from Coaching Ireland, led this group of Tutors during the seven-day course. He has been a pillar in the development of the Coach Education Programme of the FEI and has been in called upon to educate Tutors in Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Vaulting and now Endurance. 
The first three days of the session were dedicated to the introduction of the Coach Education System and methodology of the adult learning process. The Turkish National Federation is currently looking at ways to develop the discipline of Endurance in the country, and on an International level offered to host a Pilot course for coaches as part of the Tutors’ session.
During the 4 days that followed, ten National coaches took part in a pilot course which gave the Tutors the opportunity to put into practice the methodology learned over the previous days.
With Endurance being the FEI’s second largest discipline after Jumping in terms of the number of competitions staged annually, it was only a matter of time before the discipline joined the FEI Coach Education programme. 
The FEI Endurance Department, in collaboration with the FEI Solidarity Department with a group of experts composed of Roderick Fisher (GBR), Ignasi Casas Vaque (ESP) and Bénédicte Emond (FRA), worked on the content of the course in terms of technical specificities of the discipline, designing the content of the Level 1 course for coaches, following the model of the programme which aims to provide coaches with the ability to prepare riders for the first level of competition (in this case CEI1*), emphasizing skills, developing participation and ensuring enjoyment.
Further information on the FEI Coach Education Programme can be found here:
The FEI Solidarity Department and FEI Endurance Department would like to thank all of the people involved in the creation of the FEI Coach Education Endurance module and extend a special thank you to the Turkish National Federation for hosting the Tutors course and the Pilot course.
9 Mar 2016
Eventing - 2016 World Breeding Championships

The qualification criteria for the 2016 World Breeding Eventing Championships are now available on the following webpage.


3 Mar 2016
Eventing - Reverse qualification

The information regarding reverse qualifications of horses and athletes is now available directly on the FEI website.


Please go to FEI Database / horses

You can select your National Federation “Administering NF” and, at the bottom of the page “Reverse qualification”. All horses reverse qualified will be listed.


Please go to FEI Database / person / Eventing Categories

You can then select your NF and choose if you wish to see all athletes’ categories or only reverse qualified athletes by selecting “yes” in the “Reverse qualification” drop down menu.

It is important to bear in mind that the reverse qualifications are updated each time new results are uploaded to the database, we therefore suggest you check the lists regularly.

1 Mar 2016
FEI Eventing Statistics Report 2005-2015

The Eventing Statistics Report 2005 – 2015 has been finalized.

It is available on the Eventing / Risk Management webpage, click here 


22 Feb 2016
Endurance - Horse Document Management
Dear National Federations,
Following the communication you received on the 19th November regarding Horse Document Management, we are pleased to inform you that this new interface is now live on the FEI Database.
When a new FEI Passport or FEI Recognition Card is issued, or any modification is made to an existing FEI document, the FEI Database will request that the necessary documents are uploaded before the horse in question can be entered for a FEI event. The reason behind this procedure is that, in order to preserve the integrity of our sport, it is most important to have the copy of horses identification documents in the FEI Database.
Further information and details on the necessary pages that need to be uploaded in certain situations can be found here.
Your National Federation Members in charge of FEI horse documents have been contacted with the necessary information and links to online guidelines.
If you have any questions regarding this important development, please do not hesitate to contact us:
19 Feb 2016
Endurance - FEI insurance coverage for FEI Officials
Dear National Federations,
Please be advised that the summary of the current insurance coverage for FEI officials or any other person acting in an official capacity on behalf of the FEI, specifically appointed and sent by the FEI to an event or a meeting, is available under following link:
This information will be updated if changes in insurance coverage occur.
15 Feb 2016
Endurance - FEI and EEF agree Endurance measures for 2016 season

Please find here after the press release link about the measures between FEI and EEF for 2016 season:


12 Feb 2016
Endurance - 12 February statement - Endurance in UAE
The FEI has received from the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF) their proposed list of measures to be implemented at CEIs, and importantly at CENs, for the remainder of the current season. 
As explained on 5 February (see below), the EEF proactively postponed four Endurance events to urgently address a number of serious issues in Endurance and have since come up with appropriate measures to prevent future incidents. The EEF have taken bold decisions to protect the welfare of the horse, and we will continue to work together to ensure progress. 
The measures received include, but are not limited to, heart rate reduction, recovery time, resting periods between loops, cars and crewing. The proposal also includes further measures for the UAE’s upcoming season, such as a new registration and qualifications system for trainers as well as a grooms’ registration programme.
An important meeting will take place tomorrow (13 February) between the FEI and EEF, when the exact details on the measures will be finalised and communicated via a press release. 
The CEI 3* 160km HH The President of UAE Endurance Cup will take place tomorrow (13 February) in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, as originally included in the FEI Calendar. A number of new measures will be implemented at the Event, such as presentation times and heart rate reduction. Our Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello will be present at tomorrow’s event.
The FEI is standing firm on its position and will continue to focus efforts on introducing strong measures in Endurance in the UAE, working with the EEF. 
The EEF are fully aware of what it is in the balance. The FEI is working with the EEF to overcome these challenges and is confident that agreed upon measures will have a deep impact on the sport in the region long term. 
The FEI is pleased with the manner in which the EEF have swiftly addressed the issues. The actions proposed also go beyond the discussions held between both parties, and the FEI looks forward to finalising the exact details with the EEF. 
The FEI will continue to keep its National Federations and equestrian community stakeholders aware of the current situation.
5 Feb 2016
Endurance - My FEI Guide

We are delighted to announce that a new guide to the FEI has been published on the website.

In this new digital publication aptly named MyFEIGuide you will find all kinds of relevant links and information about FEI Governance, the Rules and Regulations, the database, and the list goes on…

5 Feb 2016
Endurance - Endurance in the UAE
The FEI is extremely concerned about recent Endurance competition images emerging from the UAE. 
You have probably seen that our Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello has been quoted in the media stating that it is abundantly clear that speed is a major factor in these incidents and that it is necessary to introduce measures to slow down the horses in order to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries. We are working on this as a matter of urgency with the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF).
Following meetings between the FEI and the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF), both in Switzerland and the UAE over the past week, the EEF has postponed four Endurance events so that agreement can be reached on proposed measures to urgently address a number of serious issues in Endurance in the region. The CEI1* in Dubai on 8 February has been postponed, along with national events on 4, 5 and 6 February. 
The FEI has set a deadline of 11 February for the EEF to come back with an agreement on the proposed measures. No further events will be held in the region until agreement on these measures has been reached.
In addition, The EEF has taken further action, suspending five riders and five trainers for a six-month period and also imposing fines following what they termed “gross offences” at the junior and young rider 120km ride at Al Wathba on 30 January (see attached EEF press release).
We have very stringent rules and values which place the horse and the welfare of the horse above and beyond any sporting ambitions and are working tirelessly to ensure that these values are upheld at both international and national level competitions. Although the FEI does not have jurisdiction over national events, we are absolutely against all forms of equine abuse.
We have made some progress in recent times but clearly there is still a lot of work to do to ensure the welfare of the horse in sport globally. This will not happen overnight. Changing perceptions and practices requires not only sanctions but also education and dialogue. We are doing this and we will continue to do so. 
Please rest assured that we are committed and dedicated to eradicating horse abuse in competition. 


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