Endurance Resolutions & Decisions

Welcome to the Endurance 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
Extensions for Endurance Qualification processes and Qualification validity periods
 

Based on the recommendation of the Endurance Temporary Committee and of the Endurance Calendar Task Force, the Board agreed to:

  • Extend from 24 to 33 months the CEIs level qualification process. The extension will apply for participation at Events until 31 December 2020 and will be thereafter reviewed.
  • Extend from 24 to 33 months the period to maintain Elite Status. The extension will apply for participation at Events until 31 December 2020 and will be thereafter reviewed.
  • Extend from 33 to 36 months all Endurance freeze and extensions. This applies to:
    • The Star Level Qualifications validity for Horses
    • The Novice Qualification validity for Athlete and Horses
    • Athlete/Horse Novice Qualification process
    • Star Level Qualification process
    • The period to maintain Elite Status
10 September 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *

Extension of Athlete/Horse Novice Qualification process

 

The Board approved the extension of the Athletes and Horses Novice Qualification process from 24 to 33 months until 31 December 2020.

The above Resolution to be further reviewed at the end of 2020.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 11 October 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final. 

21 July 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
Extension of qualification period for all Endurance horses
 

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

  • An extension (See Emergency Board Resolution from 5 May 2020) on the “freeze” of the qualification of horses from the initial six-month period to nine months, meaning that the validity of star level qualification is 24 months plus nine months, which makes a total of 33 months for ALL Endurance Horses.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 21 August 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

25 June 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses 2020 & FEI Endurance European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors 2020, Vic (ESP)
 

The Board agreed to allocate the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses 2022 & FEI Endurance European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors 2022, Vic (ESP) subject to receiving confirmation from the ESP NF of the cancellation of the 2020 editions of these Championships that were scheduled to take place in September 2020.

Note from FEI HQ: The ESP NF confirmed cancellation of the 2020 Championships on 20 June 2020.

24 June 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
FEI Endurance Rules
 

In line with the requirements of the FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 Pandemic (effective for all FEI Events held as of 1 July 2020), the Board unanimously approved an *Emergency Board Resolution to allow a derogation from Article 807.2 of the Endurance Rules until 31 December 2020, extending the possibility of staggered starts to CEI 2* and 3*. This resolution will be reviewed in November 2020 to discuss whether the end of year deadline potentially needs to be extended, depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

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

19 June 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Longines FEI Endurance World Championship 2020, San Rossore (ITA)
 

The FEI Board approved the postponement of the Longines FEI Endurance World Championship 2020 in San Rossore, Pisa (ITA) to 22 May 2021, following the recommendation of both the FEI Executive Board and the Endurance Temporary Committee and consensus with the Pisa Organiser and the Italian National Federation

The Board decision was based on concerns over horse welfare and the impossibility of holding the Championships under “fair and equal conditions” for all National Federations on its original September 2020 date, and sporting/technical issues. Qualification Rules for Championships as from 2021 will apply, as set out in Article 836 of the new Endurance Rules (11th Edition).

In a further *Emergency Board Resolution, the Board also agreed to prolong the qualification period. The exact details will be defined by the Endurance Temporary Committee and FEI Headquarters and communicated later.

The updated qualification criteria for the Longines FEI Endurance World Championship 2021 in San Rossore (ITA) are now available here.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 22 July 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final. 

28 May 2020 Events in the FEI Calendar until 31 December 2020 - Deadlines
 
05 May 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Endurance 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 dates for all CEIs must reach the Secretary General at least four weeks prior to the Event.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 6 June 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

05 May 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Endurance Calendar: Date Clash Rules
 

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

Until 31 December 2020:

  • The Date Clash Rule is suspended for CEIs, with the exception of those Events serving as Test Events for future FEI Championships which will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 6 June 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

05 May 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Endurance Calendar: Extending the Validity of Star Level Qualifications Period
 

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

  • A “freeze” of the qualification of horses for an initial six-month period, meaning that the validity of star level qualification is 24 months plus six months, which makes a total of 30 months. This will be reviewed in three months’ time.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 6 June 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

05 May 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Endurance Calendar: Extending Novice Qualification Period
 

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

  • A “freeze” of the Novice qualification for an initial six-month period, meaning that the maximum validity of Novice qualification is 24 months plus six months = 30 months. This will be reviewed in three months’ time.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 6 June 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

05 May 2020
Board Resolution
Championships 2020: Qualifications, Preparation, Participation
 

The Board approved the following Resolution:

  • Organisers of Endurance Championships must inform the FEI three months in advance of the original date, at the very latest, if the Championship can go ahead as scheduled or not, in order for athletes and horses to prepare/train appropriately and obtain the necessary qualification to participate in a Championship. Other Endurance Championships related questions will be discussed at the Board videoconference in June 2020.
05 May 2020
Board Resolution
Endurance Rules: Application of the Endurance Rules, 10th Edition ("Transitional Rulebook")
 

The Board approved the recommendation of the Endurance Temporary Committee not to extend the application of the Endurance Rules  10th Edition and to go ahead with the implementation of the new Endurance Rules on 1 July 2020, as approved by the General Assembly 2019.

05 May 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Endurance Officials
 

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

  • The provision in the FEI Endurance Rules that take effect on 1 July 2020 (Annex 6) whereby FEI Headquarters would appoint Officials for certain star levels and Championships could be derogated from upon request, with any request to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 6 June 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
Emergency 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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