Dressage Resolutions & Decisions

Welcome to the Dressage page with regards of all Resolutions & Decisions taken during the Covid-19 affected period. As you can see, the information is catalogued chronologically with the most recent Resolution/Decision at the top.

*Indicates an Emergency Board Decision as per Article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes, whereby in an Emergency Situation - a serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and clearly requires immediate action - the Board may, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of votes cast, pass Resolutions which are normally the prerogatives of the General Assembly. National Federations are informed of all Emergency Resolutions and those eligible to vote have up to 30 days of the date of the notice to declare their disapproval by contacting the FEI Director Governance & Institutional Affairs. The deadlines are clearly marked within each resolution.

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20 October 2020
Board Decision
Organisers' Covid-19 Fees
  The Board agreed not to allow any additional Covid-19 Fees to be included by the Organisers in the Draft Schedules
20 October 2020
Board Decision
FEI Dressage European Championship 2021
 

The FEI Board:

  • Confirmed the allocation of the FEI Dressage European Championship 2021 on week 36 (from 7 to 12 September) upon receipt of a firm confirmation from the Organiser of Hagen (GER) that it is prepared to go ahead with the Championships (such confirmation to be reflected by the Organiser by signing the Host Agreement) by 31 January 2021 at the latest The Host Agreement will specify that all team transport costs from the country of origin to the venue and quarantine costs (if any) will be borne by the NFs rather than the Organiser.
  • Agreed, with the full support of the European Equestrian Federation, that, if Hagen (GER) did not confirm the allocation by 31 January 2021 (by signing the Host Agreement) and on the understanding that the Olympic Games did go ahead in 2021, it would not re-open the bid process for the FEI Dressage European Championship 2021. The EEF agrees not to re-open the bid process if Hagen (GER) does not sign the Host Agreement by the deadline and the Olympic Games are taking place in 2021; and confirmed that the Organiser could share this Board Resolution with potential sponsors, host broadcasters and other partners.
10 September 2020
Board Decision

FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage and Eventing 2021 for Seniors

 

The Board agreed to:

  • Postpone the decision on the organisation of the FEI European Championships 2021 to its Teleconference on 20 October 2020 due to the ongoing discussions.
  • Allow the FEI Jumping and Eventing Calendar Task Forces to discuss the possibility of organising the Jumping or Eventing European Championships 2021 during the dates of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, if no better date could be found.
10 September 2020
Board Decision

FEI Named Series 2021/22 – Allocation of Qualifiers

 

The Board agreed that all Organisers who were originally allocated a Qualifier by the Board would automatically be allocated a Qualifier for the 2021/22 season (subject to signature of the Host Agreement) without any application or bid process (unless the Organiser informs the FEI that they do not want to host a Qualifier for the 2021/22 season):

  • FEI Dressage World Cup™ – Western European League 2021/22
  • FEI Driving World Cup™ 2021/22
  • FEI Jumping Ponies’ Trophy 2021
  • FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2021

In cases where the National Federations “rotate” the qualifier each year between different Organisers in their country, it would be left up to the relevant National Federation to inform the FEI which Organiser would hold the Qualifier in 2021/22.

This Resolution would not apply to Organisers who were allocated Qualifiers to replace 2020/21 Qualifiers that were cancelled.

If applications are received from new Organisers to host 2021/2022 Qualifiers (i.e. from Organisers who were not originally part of the 2020/21 season) such applications would be reviewed on a case by case basis, by the relevant Technical Committee, with regards to the quality of the Event and compatibility with the Series calendar, before being proposed to the Board for allocation.

As the Qualifiers for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth 2021 have also already been allocated (at a previous Board Teleconference) but the 2021 Final has not, the FEI would open a “light” bidding process for applications to host the Final.

21 July 2020
Board Decision
FEI Dressage World Cup™ Rules Season 2020-2021
  The Board approved modifications to the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Rules Season 2020-2021. The updated Rules can be found here.
21 July 2020
Board Decision
FEI Dressage World Cup™ North American League Rules 2020-2021
 

The Board approved modifications to the FEI Dressage World Cup™ North American League Rules 2020-2021. The updated Rules can be found here.

21 July 2020
Board Decision
FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage and Eventing 2021 for Seniors
 

The FEI Board decided to provide the Bids/Expressions of Interest received through the EEF for these Championships to the relevant Technical Committees and Calendar Task Forces to understand if they want the FEI Board to reconsider its previous decision to cancel these Championships.

20 July 2020
Executive Board Decision

FEI World Cup™ hosting fee

 

The Executive Board agreed that the FEI Headquarters could waive the hosting fee for FEI World Cup™ Qualifiers on a case by case basis and based on a valid reason from the Organiser.

23-25 June 2020
Board Decision
FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021
 

The Board approved the request for a change of venue of the Danish leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/21 from Herning to the National Equestrian Centre Vilhelmsborg (near Aarhus) due to safety requirements of the Danish authorities.

11 June 2020
Calendar Task Force Decision
FEI Dressage European Championships for Youth 2020, Pilisjaszfalu (HUN) 
 

All FEI Dressage European Championships for Youth (U25, Young Riders, Juniors, Children and Ponies) in 2020 were consolidated and will take place in Budapest Region - Pilisjaszfalu (HUN) from 11 to 27 August. Originally, the Hungarian venue was set to host the FEI Dressage European Championships for Children and U25, however, due to Covid-19 and the cancellation of the FEI Dressage European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders in Hartpury (GBR) and the FEI Dressage European Championships for Ponies in Strzegom (POL), the Hungarian Organisers and National Federation contacted the FEI offering to host the additional categories.

The proposal to combine the Youth Championships was supported by the European Equestrian Federation, the Dressage Calendar Task Force and the Dressage Technical Committee.

As a result of the pandemic and the lack of competition opportunities, the Dressage Committee has waived Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Youth Championships this year.

The timetable for the Event, which now takes place over two and half weeks as opposed to the initial six days, will be as follows: 

Children & JuniorsSunday 9 August – Friday 14 August 2020

Young Riders & U25Monday 17 August – Saturday 22 August 2020

PoniesTuesday 25 August – Sunday 30 August 2020

28 May 2020 Events in the FEI Calendar until 31 December 2020 - Deadlines
 
05 May 2020
Calendar Task Force Decision
Dressage Calendar
 

The Board acknowledged the Decisions regarding Calendar Dates approved by the Dressage Calendar Task Force at its meeting on 28 April, including moving the FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championship for Young Horses 2020 in Verden (GER) from its original dates (5-9 August) to 9-13 December 2020 and to an indoor venue.

27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Dressage Calendar: Deadline by which NFs/OCs should provide their Dates for Postponed Events
 

The Board approved the following Resolution under Art. 20.3 of the FEI Statutes (Emergency Situation).

Until 31 December 2020:

  • Applications and/or modifications for Higher Level Events dates, including CDI-W, must reach the FEI Secretary General at least eight weeks prior to the Event

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 28 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Dressage Calendar: Date Clash Rules
 

The Board approved the following Resolution under Art. 20.3 of the FEI Statutes (Emergency Situation).

Until 31 December 2020.

  • CDI3* will be exempted from Date Clash Rules
No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 28 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.
27 April 2020
Board Resolution
Dressage Calendar: Prioritising CDIOs
 

The Board approved prioritising all CDIOs in view of preparation of teams for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Until 31 December 2020:

  • All CDIOs will be prioritised when date clashes are being considered, regardless of whether they are standalone Events or part of a Series, to allow for team preparation in the build-up to the Olympic Games in 2021.
27 April 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ 2020
 

The Board approved the cancellation of the 2020 Series.

27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Dressage Officials
 

The Board approved the following Resolution under Art. 20.3 of the FEI Statutes (Emergency Situation).

  • The requirement for Foreign Officials could be removed on request and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis for Events up to CDI3*.
  • The Board also agreed to reduce Officials’ travel requirements for CDI4* and CDI5*.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 28 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

15 April 2020
Board Resolution
Continental Championship for Youth 2020
 

The Board agreed that:

  • The decision to maintain a Championship or not should be taken at the latest 10 weeks before the Championship.
  • If the Championships is postponed at a later date in 2020, it should not take place outside the school holidays.
01 April 2020
Board Resolution
Ranking Mitigation Policies
 

The Covid-19 outbreak has led to the cancellation or postponement of numerous international events in various regions of the world as of March 2020 and it is still uncertain when the sport will resume at a normal pace. To mitigate the impact this will have on the Longines Rankings and FEI Rankings, until the situation is stabilised the Board has approved two Mitigation Policies: the Longines Rankings and the FEI Rankings.

23 March 2020
Executive Board Resolution
Reimbursement of Hosting Fee
 

The Executive Board agreed to reimburse the hosting fee to the Organiser of the FEI World Cup™ Finals Jumping and Dressage 2020 due to the cancellation of the Event because of Covid-19.

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