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.

Policy Rules Revision Process

 

 

Policy Periodical Rules Revision 

 

Users' Guide

         
FEI Rules Revision 2022

Based on the Rules Revision Process Policy below you can find the key dates for the Rules revision 2022:

  • 1 March 2022 : National Federations and Stakeholders with whom the FEI has signed an MOU have the opportunity to propose Rules changes as per the FEI Periodical Rules Revision Policy.
  • 6 July 2022 : The FEI will provide National Federations and Stakeholders with the 1st Draft of proposed Rules changes. You can find the 1st Draft HERE.
  • 24 August 2022: 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.
  • 14 October 2022: Final Draft of the proposed Rules changes to be provided to National Federations and Stakeholders. 
  • 12 November 2022: Rules Session.
  • 13 November 2022: Voting of Rules at the General Assembly.

As per the Periodical Rules Revision Policy only the Dressage, Para Dressage, Eventing and Veterinary Regulations will be fully reviewed in 2022.

The other set of FEI Sport 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.
  2. Correction of inconsistencies, manifest errors, contradictions, etc.
  3. New/recently introduced rule(s) that has(ve) proven to be problematic in its implementation.
  4. Implementation of new technology development(s) relevant to the specific set of Rules.
  5. IOC, IPC, WADA, ASOIF and similar organisations’ policies’ implementation; and
  6. Other scenarios not foreseen by this Policy as considered and approved by the Board.

Therefore, if you are proposing a change to a Sport Rules other than the Dressage, Para Dressage, Eventing or Veterinary Regulations please use the General Template provided to you above and also indicate on which of the above criteria your proposed rule change is based. Please note these criteria do not apply to proposed changes to the FEI General Regulations, FEI Statutes, Internal Regulations of the FEI, Internal Regulations of the FEI Tribunal and Sport Rules for Series.

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