Welcome to Values and History

As an organisation and a governing body, we are passionate about our sport. We celebrate the unique bond between horse and human (#TwoHearts) and strive to develop equestrian sport globally in a modern, sustainable and structured manner with guaranteed athlete welfare, equal opportunity and ethical partnership with the horse.

As a not-for-profit organisation we re-distribute revenues straight back into our sport with our values at the very heart of our endeavours - reflecting 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. We are also very committed to a transparent and proactive dialog when it comes to the decision making process with our 134 member National Federations.

FEI Values


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.