Covid-19 impact on the Equestrian Community

Welcome to the Covid-19 hub!

We created this dedicated space at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the equestrian community could stay up to date on all the latest Covid-19 developments and communications.

The information is broken down in key areas, namely:

  • Return to Play – a comprehensive section devoted to the FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 Pandemic (effective for all FEI Events held as of 1 July 2020), including guidelines, protocols and a  framework outlining objectives, roles and responsibilities.
  • Resolutions & Decisions – this page lists all the Executive Board, FEI Board and Calendar Task Force decisions taken in relation to the Covid-19 affected period, including emergency decisions taken under article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes. They are filtered by discipline and functional area.
  • Calendar Task Forces – a page explaining the composition and work of the Calendar Task Forces set up on 24 March 2020 to evaluate the impact on the FEI Calendar and propose solutions to the FEI Board to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on the sporting calendar.
  • FAQs – as the name suggests, a Frequently Asked Questions page for any queries related to how Covid-19 can/could affect the community. The questions are grouped by theme to facilitate searching.

You will also find below, some of the initial messaging sent to all stakeholders during the initial lockdown in 2020 to ensure they had access to all the information and knew where to find it.

Messages from FEI President & FEI Secretary General

30 April 2020 Message to Athletes from FEI President Read more ...
26 April 2020 Message to Organisers from FEI Secretary General Read more ...
24 March 2020 Tokyo 2020 postponement WADA Covid-19 Q&A and cyber security alert Read more ...
20 March 2020 Message to the Equestrian Community Read more ...
Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games
30 March 2020 New dates for Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games Read more ...
20 March 2020 Tokyo 2020 postponement WADA Covid-19 Q&A and cyber security alert Read more ...
FEI Events, FEI Rankings & FEI Calendar
06 July 2020 Re-allocation of FEI Driving World Championship four in hand 2020 Read more ...
01 July 2020 Cancellation of FEI Endurance Young Horses & Youth Championships 2020 Read more ...
23 June 2020 Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 postponed to 2021 Read more ...

11 June 2020

FEI Dressage European Championships for Youth 2020

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08 May 2020

FEI European Championships 2021 in Olympic & Paralympic disciplines cancelled

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06 May 2020 FEI Board Resolutions Read more ...

28 April 2020

FEI Board approves resolutions based on Calendar Task Forces proposals

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16 April 2020 FEI Executive Board and Board resolutions Read more ...
01 April 2020 FEI creates new policy for calculating world rankings during Covid-19 outbreak Read more ...
23 March 2020 Applications for FEI Calendar changes due to Covid-19 Read more ...
13 March 2020 FEI recommends cancellation of FEI Events due to Covid-19 Read more ...
13 March 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals 2020 in Las Vegas cancelled due to Covid-19 Read more ...
06 March 2020 FEI Sports Forum moves online due to Covid-19 Read more ...
FEI Discipline Task Forces

30 April 2020

Para Equestrian Calendar Task Force agrees proposals during virtual meeting

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29 April 2020

Endurance Calendar Task Force meets to agree proposals

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28 April 2020

FEI Board approves resolutions based on Calendar Task Forces proposals

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24 April 2020 Eventing Calendar Task Force proposals agreed at virtual meeting Read more ...
22 April 2020 Approvals process for Calendar Task Force proposals Read more ...
21 April 2020 Calendar Task Force work continues with combined three-discipline virtual meeting Read more ...
17 April 2020 Dressage Calendar Task Force agrees proposals via videoconference Read more ...
08 April 2020 FEI Board approves Jumping Calendar Task Force resolutions Read more ...
03 April 2020 FEI Jumping Calendar Task Force agrees resolutions at first virtual meeting Read more ...
25 March 2020 Resolutions from FEI Board teleconference (25 March 2020) & OIE Q&As on Covid-19 Read more ...
FEI HQ Advisories
28 May 2020 FEI Board Resolutions & WADA Q&A Read more ...
22 April 2020 Clarification regarding Online Competitions Read more ...
16 April 2020 FEI Executive Board and Board resolutions Read more ...
25 March 2020 Resolutions from FEI Board teleconference (25 March 2020) & OIE Q&As on Covid-19 Read more ...
12 March 2020 Covid-19 and FEI Headquarters Read more ...
09 March 2020 Covid-19 update Read more ...
06 March 2020 FEI Sports Forum moves online due to Covid-19 Read more ...
31 January 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declaration Read more ...