Welcome to Values and History

OUR VISION // To grow the unique and mutually beneficial bond between horse and human in sport globally.


OUR MISSION // To drive and develop equestrian sport globally in a modern, sustainable and structured manner with guaranteed integrity, athlete welfare, equal opportunity and a fair and ethical partnership with the horse.   


As a non-profit organisation and a governing body, we are passionate about every facet of our sport. We celebrate the unique bond between our athletes (#TwoHearts) and re-distribute revenues with OUR VALUES at the very heart of our endeavours:

♦  Horse First: The welfare of the horse is our top priority
♦  Perform as one: A unique sporting partnership built on mutual trust and respect
♦  Fair and equal: A universal and level playing field for men and women of all ages to compete together from grassroots to the world stage
♦  For today and tomorrow: Meeting the needs of today without compromising tomorrow


These four values are reflected in OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES (as per the Presidential Programme and shown below) and symbolise our commitment to the unique attributes of the equestrian world and our responsibility to nurture and encourage best practice and good horsemanship at all times and all over the world. Best practice also comes in the form of good governance and as a service organisation, we are extremely committed to transparent and proactive dialog with our 137 member National Federations for all matters relating to the decision making process.

♦  Serving our Community: Including IT solutions, Dialogue, Education, Regional Groups and Continental Associations, Finances.

♦  Sport - Our Core Business: Including FEI World Equestrian Games, FEI Calendar, Invitation System, Event Classification System, Competition on borrowed horses, integrity, promotion of our sport, universality, athletes, athletes rights, legal system, organisers, sport officials, online reporting, age limits, appointment of officials, other member of our community, grooms, sponsors and commercial partners.

♦  Equestrian Sport in the Olympics
♦  Solidarity - The Engine of Development: Including FEI Solidarity Committee and opening borders.
♦  Horses as our Partners: Including rules, the role of stewards, research and clean sport .