The Eventing Calendar Task Force held its first videoconference meeting today and agreed proposals that will now go forward to an extraordinary FEI Board virtual meeting on Monday 27 April.
The Eventing group is one of the eight discipline-specific task forces created by the FEI to evaluate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the FEI Calendar and propose ways of mitigating its effects.
The meeting was chaired by FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez, who has overall responsibility for the FEI Calendar and who is chairing each of the discipline Task Forces.
The members who joined today’s videoconference were FEI Vice Presidents Mark Samuel (CAN) and Jack Huang (TPE), Chair of the FEI Eventing Committee David O’Connor (USA), European Equestrian Federation representative Mike Etherington-Smith (GBR), Eventing Athletes’ Representative William Fox-Pit (GBR) and Peter Bollen (BEL), President of the Equestrian Organisers (formerly International Equestrian Organisers Association - IEOA). The FEI Eventing Director, FEI Calendar Administrator and representatives of the FEI IT, Legal and Governance departments were also on the call.
The main topics discussed by the group included:
Monday’s extraordinary meeting of the FEI Board, which will be held via videoconference, has been convened specifically to review proposals put forward by the Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Vaulting, Reining and Eventing Calendar Task Forces. The two remaining Task Forces for Endurance and Para Dressage are due to meet next week.