FEI NAMED INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATION OF THE YEAR 2016
Voted for by members of the Swiss-based International Sports Chamber of Commerce (ISCC) and ISC conference delegates, the annual awards celebrate the best work in global sport, recognising individual, group and company achievements. This award tops off a year of recognition that has also included significant accolades for key elements of the FEI’s #TwoHearts Olympic campaign – Billy to Rio and the ground-breaking video Hoofloose.
This has been an amazing year for the FEI, with hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio and fantastic results from our Two Hearts campaign. The awards for Two Hearts are recognition of the FEI’s commitment to engage with horse lovers around the world. Working together with National Federations, agencies, athletes, grooms and many other individuals, we have achieved success and have increased the visibility for equestrian sport. It is incredible to finish the year being named as International Sports Federation of the Year. We couldn’t be more happier or more proud of this recognition.
Sabrina Ibáñez, FEI Secretary General
FEI FAMILY FACTS AND FIGURES 2016
Disciplines (Jumping, Dressage Eventing)
National Federation Members
International Events anually
FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016
BECAUSE GOVERNANCE MATTERS...
FEI SPORTS FORUM
@IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland
4-5 April 2016
320 participants Record attendance!
International Olympic Committee (IOC), Member National Federations, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), stakeholders, sponsors, riders, trainers, media, volunteers, guests and FEI Headquarters staff
FEI Officials - career pathway, remuneration & education
Changing communication landscape
Olympic, Paralympic and FEI World Equestrian Games™ formats
"Being open and transparent is vital to us as we are discussing matters which have the intention to, and most probably will, affect the future of our sport. By coming together to share experiences and to discuss the future, we are showing our strength and unity as a sport and our willingness to lead and not be led"
"What you're facing is nothing less than a reality check for the sport… There are tons of new sports trying to knock on the Olympic door… You know you’ve got a great sport. You have that core audience, what you need are more and younger fans. This is not a crisis point… it’s a moment rich with opportunity."
FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY
@Prince Park in Tokyo, Japan
2nd edition in Tokyo // 25 years ago
107 out of 134 National Federations represented
76 in person // 31 by proxy
Rules // special focus on Olympic formats
Rules & formats
Decisions & Elections
Jack Huang, International Director of the Chinese Taipei Equestrian Federation, elected Chair of Group VIII for the four-year term 2016-2020
Mark Samuel (CAN) from Group IV and Mary Binks (KEN) Group IX re-elected for the four-year term 2016-2020
Major Games updates...
FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018
Meetings, Discussions, Conferences & Forums
Technical Committee Meetings
2 in-person Bureau Meetings
Athlete Safety - International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Belin (Germany) October 2016
The FEI decided in 2012 to use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to better define its relationship with the different stakeholders. The MOUs cover universal issues such as FEI recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes, consultation, FEI General Assembly, FEI Sports Forum and meetings, governing law, dispute resolution, communication, and implementation. MOUs have already been signed with World Horse Welfare, and clubs representing athletes, organisers and officials. Although recognition by the FEI does not entail voting rights at the FEI General Assembly, the MOUs formalise the relationship with the FEI, giving a voice to organisations working with the FEI in the development of equestrian sport.
In 2016, 5 new MOUs were signed:
Olympic Channel The FEI was one of 27 International Federations to sign an agreement with the IOC to work together to bring sport to a massively increased television audience worldwide.
Jumping Owners Club (JOC) The Jumping Owners Club, formed in 2004, provides a communication link between horse owners and the FEI, as well as providing a platform for owners worldwide to share their common passion of equestrianism.
Asian Equestrian Federation (AEF) The AEF, founded in 1978 in Bangkok (THA) is headquartered in Seoul (KOR) and has 34 member National Federations. The partnership confirms the FEI’s commitment to developing and promoting equestrian sport in Asia and strengthening the role of the AEF in the region.
Global Champions League (GCL) The new MOU, which is between the FEI, GCL and Global Champions Tour (GCT) replaces the MOU between the FEI and the GCT which was signed in September 2007. This MOU includes FEI approval of the GCL rules, which are now in compliance with FEI rules.
International Military Sports Council (CISM) Formed in 1948, CISM is one of the largest multi-disciplinary organisations in the world and oversees sporting events for the armed forces of its 134 member countries. CISM annually organises over 20 Military World Championships for approximately 30 different sports, continental and regional competitions, and the Military World Games. CISM equestrian events include four disciplines: Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Endurance.