Driving & Para Driving Resolutions & Decisions

Welcome to the Driving & Para Driving page which provides details 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 Resolution
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 Resolution
FEI Driving World Cup™ 2020-2021 Rules
 

Following several cancellations of qualifiers, and in a bid to maintain the basic principles of the series and ensure the possibility of a FEI Driving World Cup™ Final 2020/2021, the Board approved the following conditions to access the Final as presented by the Driving Technical Committee:

  • Should the season have:
    • Four legs: the best result from each Athlete will count towards qualification to the Final.
    • Two to three legs: the best result from each Athlete will count towards qualification to the Final.
    • One leg: only the top six from season 2019/2020 will go to the Final, and that one leg will be used for these six contestants.
    • Final only: the top six from season 2019/2020 will be allowed to compete.
    • If the Final is cancelled: The season is cancelled.
  • If there are any ties, these will be broken according to Art. 1.4 of the FEI Driving World Cup™ Rules. If not reached, the 2019 FEI Driving World Cup™ Ranking will break the tie, either by the ranking position or the best classifications achieved.
  • If there is only a Final, an alternative option to be discussed with the OC of the Final (Bordeaux, FRA), the top 10 Athletes that participated in Season 2019/2020 could be allowed to compete. The FEI could also propose to the OC to only cover the expenses for the top six Drivers and the remaining four would accept the invitation at their own expenses and not counting for the Final overall classification.
10 September 2020
Board Resolution

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 2021/2022 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 2021/2022 season):

  • FEI Dressage World Cup™ – Western European League 2021/2022
  • FEI Driving World Cup™ 2021/2022
  • 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 Resolution
FEI Driving World Cup™ Season 2020-2021
 

The Board approved modifications to the Driving World Cup™ Rules for the Season 2020-2021. In addition, the Board also approved that the qualification period of the 2019/2020 season and consequent Ranking List will apply for the 2020/2021 season. The updated Rules can be found HERE.

20 July 2020
Executive Board Resolution
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
Emergency Board Resolution*
FEI Driving European Championships for Young Drivers, Juniors & Children 2020, Lamotte-Beuvron (FRA)
 

The Board approved the postponement of the FEI Driving European Championship for Young Drivers, Juniors & Children 2020 in Lamotte-Beuvron (FRA) to 2021. The Board confirmed that the age limits applicable in 2021 will apply to these Championships in 2021. The dates for the Championships are still tbc.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 27 July 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final. 

23-25 June 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
FEI Para Driving World Championship for Singles 2020, Schildau (GER)
 

The Board approved the postponement of the FEI Para Driving World Championship for Singles 2020 in Schildau (GER) to next year, exact dates still tbc.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 27 July 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final. 

23-25 June 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
FEI Driving World Championship for Singles 2020, Pau (FRA)
 

The Board approved an *Emergency Board Resolution to amend Article 914.2 (which is linked to Article 913) of the FEI Driving Rules to allow National Federations participating in the FEI Driving World Championship for Singles 2020 in Pau (FRA), 21-26 October, to select the athletes who will compete. The athletes will be required to possess a 2* status rating or higher to compete at the Championship.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 25 July 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final. 

28 May 2020 Events in the FEI Calendar until 31 December 2020 - Deadlines
 
27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Driving Calendar: Deadline by which NFs/OCs should provide their Dates of 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 CAI-W, must reach the FEI Secretary General at least four 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 *
Driving Calendar: Date Clash Rules
 

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

Until 31 December 2020:

  • Date Clash Rules for Higher Level Events to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis

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.

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