Rules Revision

FEI Rules Revision Policies

In this section you will find the:

  • The Rules Revision Process Policy (approved by the FEI Board during its in-person meeting in Lausanne (SUI) on 18-19 June 2018).   
  • The Periodicial Rules Revision Policy (approved by the FEI Board during its in-person meeting in Lausanne (SUI) on 19, 20 and 21 June 2019 and endorsed by the General Assembly on 19 November 2019).

If you have any questions about these Policies or you would like to share with us any comments you can refer them to Francisco.lima@fei.org

Based on the Rules Revision Process Policy below you can find the key dates for the Rules revision 2020:

  • 13 July 2020 : The FEI will provide National Federations and Stakeholders with the 1st Draft of proposed Rules changes. 
  • 31 August 2020: National Federations and Stakeholders are given seven weeks to review the 1st Draft and the proposed amendments lay down in this 1st Draft and make comments and/or propose any changes in relation to the amendments referenced in the 1st Draft only.
  • NEW 26 October 2020: Final Draft of the proposed Rules changes to be provided to National Federations and Stakeholders.
  • NEW 21 November 2020: Online Rules Session.
  • NEW 23 November 2020: Voting of Rules at the Online General Assembly.

As per the Periodical Rules Revision Policy only the Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication Regulations and the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes will be fully reviewed in 2020.

The other set of FEI Rules, as mentioned in the Policy, can only be modified in the following cases:

  1. Urgent repairs, i.e., changes in the Rules that cannot await because of their impact on the welfare of the Horses or the safety of the Athletes;
  1. Correction of inconsistencies, manifest errors, contradictions, etc.
  1. New/recently introduced rule(s) that has(ve) proven to be problematic in its implementation;
  1. Implementation of new technology development(s) relevant to the specific set of Rules;
  1. IOC, IPC, WADA, ASOIF and similar organisations’ policies’ implementation; and
  1. Other scenarios not foreseen by this Policy as considered and approved by the Board.

Therefore, if you are proposing a change to a rule other than the Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication Regulations and the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes, please use the General Template provided to you above and also indicate on which of the above criteria your proposed rule change is based.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Francisco P. Lima, FEI Director Governance & Institutional Affairs at Francisco.lima@fei.org.