Jumping Resolutions & Decisions

Welcome to the Jumping 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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17 February 2022
Board Resolution
Covid-19 By-Laws FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022
 

Taking into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the FEI Jumping World Cup™ calendar 2021/2022 (2020/2021 for the South African League), the Board approves the proposed By-Laws for qualification for the 2022 Final established for the Leagues and Sub-leagues in which all qualifiers have been cancelled, as described in the Annex 2.2.3. 

The Board approves that provisions regarding cancellations of qualifiers, qualification to the World Cup Final shall be added to the FEI World Cup Rules. The Legal and Discipline Departments will suggest the appropriate wording to be included afterwards. The final wording would be submitted to the Board for approval.

14 December 2021 & 04 October 2022
Board Resolution

FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic (suspended until further notice by Board Resolution on 4 October 2022)

 

Following text to be included in all Draft Schedules: “Given the current covid-19 situation, please note that the FEI’s approval of a Schedule should not be taken as an absolute guarantee that the Event will definitely go ahead. The decision whether the Event can take place in consideration of the Covid-19 situation must be made by the OC and NF in close consultation with the applicable domestic government and public health authorities. It is the responsibility of each Participant to check the status of the Event and Covid-19 related measures, if any, prior to planning their travel to the Event. It is the responsibility of the OC/NF to elaborate, communicate and enforce a Covid-19 mitigation plan if requested by the locally applicable laws and policies.”

At its videoconference on 15 April 2020, the FEI Board had mandated the FEI Medical Committee to work on a protocol for National Federations and Organising Committees to provide measures for the safe resumption of international equestrian events when approved by the World Health Organization and national governments.

Dr Mark Hart, Chair of the Medical Committee, presented a draft of the FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic to the Board during its virtual meeting on 5 May 2020. The Medical Committee and FEI Headquarters have now been further mandated to finalise the Policy, which will include an obligation for Organisers to carry out a Risk Assessment to host safe competitions as well as a set of recommended discipline-specific guidelines. Once completed, the Board will give final sign-off for the Policy, including a Risk Assessment tool, in advance of distribution to National Federations and Organisers.

The Policy & Risk Assessment tools are available in the Return To Play section.

The Board agrees to uphold this Resolution until further notice.

14 December 2021
Board Resolution

Extension of FEI Competency-Based Evaluation System (CES) timelines for Officials

 

As per its Resolution of 24 June 2020, the Board approves an extension of timelines for Officials to fulfil their officiating requirements through the CES. The deadline, which was previously until 15 December 2020, is now extended to 15 December 2024.

14 December 2021
Board Resolution

Organisers Covid-19 Fees

 

As per its Resolution of 20 October 2020, the Board agrees until further notice not to allow any additional Covid-19 Fees to be included by the Organisers in the Draft Schedules.

14 December 2021
Board Resolution

Calendar Task Forces

 

Based on the Resolution of the Board of 24 March 2020, the Board confirms that the Calendar Task Forces would remain in place until further decision from the Board.

14 December 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *

Jumping Calendar: Approval of Events/Date Clash Rules

 

As per its Resolution of 27 April 2020, The Board approves the Events to be included in the Calendar (from 1 September 2020) that either:

·      Are not higher level Events; or

·      If a higher level Event does not clash with other higher level Event(s); or

·      Are CSIOs, CSI3* or CSIP (as decided by the Board on 7 April); or

·      Clashes with other Event from the same National Federation (given the fact that the same National Federation submitted the dates); or

·      Are a switch of venue from the same Organiser.

This Resolution is now extended until further notice.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 January 2022. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

14 December 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *

Clarification to the Emergency Board Resolution of 7 April and 21 July 2020 regarding Definite Entries

 

The Board agreed OCs of CSI1*/CSI2*/CSIYH1*/CSIYH2*/CSIV/CSIP/CSIAm/U25/Y/J/Ch Cat. A and B events will be permitted to increase the quota of athletes after the definite entry date ONLY if, having reached the maximum number of athletes entered, the maximum number of horses that may be entered (based on the number of horses each athlete may enter) has not been reached as of the definite entry date. No other interpretation or application of this principle will be accepted by the FEI. The total number of athletes entered may not exceed the number of athletes allowed to take part in the Grand Prix, unless the Schedule already includes a qualification system for the Grand Prix.

Note this is an Emergency Board Resolution to GRs 116.3.2 and JRs Art. 251.9.2 which state with regard to definite entries that “These represent the final selection of Athletes and Horses that will travel to the Event.”

This Resolution is approved until further notice.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 January 2022. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

14 December 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *

Deadlines and date clash rules for Calendar Applications/Draft Schedules

 

The Board agrees to go back to the “ORIGINAL” COVID-19 EVENT DEADLINES (not the EHV-1 deadlines which were for some disciplines much shorter) until further notice.

Please refer to Annex 1. 

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 January 2022. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

26 August 2021
Board Resolution
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021
 

The Board, with the agreement of the Organising Committee, and due to the lack of Nations Cup Qualifiers in North America because of Covid-19, agreed to invite all three teams of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ North American League, namely MEX, USA and CAN to the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021 in Barcelona (ESP) from 30 September to 3 October.

26 August 2021
Board Resolution
Lifting of derogation to Article 254.6 & Annex VI of the Jumping Rules
 

The Board agrees to lift the Board Resolution taken on 18 November 2020 regarding Article 254.6 and Annex VI of the Jumping Rules. As of immediate effect, the above mentioned legal rules shall apply whereby a maximum of starters in the Grand Prix for CSI 4* and CSI 5* shall be 50.

05 August 2021
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping World Cup™, North American League – Allocation of Replacement Qualifier
 

Further to the recommendation of the FEI Jumping Committee, the Board approved the allocation of a leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, North American League to Thunderbird Show Park, Langley (CAN) for the 2021/22 season (only) as a replacement for Toronto (CAN) which had to cancel due to Covid-19 related reasons. The allocation would be subject to the new OC signing the Host Agreement and the proposed dates of 22 - 26 September 2021 being acceptable from a calendar perspective.

05 August 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *
CSIO 5* Spruce Meadows 2021 – Additional Invitations for Athletes from Foreign NFs
 

The Board approved a deviation from the FEI Invitation Rules for CSIOs in North America (Article 249.3 of the FEI Jumping Rules) to grant the Organising Committee (OC) of Spruce Meadows the possibility to issue additional invitations to “foreign” athletes from NFs that will also be represented by a team up to the level of invitations issued to the CAN athletes (i.e. up to 30 individuals per NF instead of 10 per NF). Due to the Covid-19 border restrictions and the rescheduled FEI Jumping European Championships 2021, the level of participation from Europe is much lower than normal. The OC has requested this deviation to ensure there is an adequate number of participants to run the show.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 05 September 2021. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

13 July 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *
FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 Certificates of Capability
 

The impact that Covid-19 and EHV-1 had over the Calendar with date changes and cancellations have led to the request from various stakeholders to loosen the Minimum Eligibility Requirements for the FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 in Riesenbeck (GER) from 31 August to 5 September.

The Board agrees with the Jumping Committee’s recommendation and approves to reduce from three results to two results in CSI 3* and/ or CSI 4* combined in order to obtain the Minimum Eligibility Requirements to participate at this Championship.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 14 August 2021. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

27 May 2021
Board Resolution

 Approval to “defreeze” the Longines Rankings as of 1 June 2021

 

On 20 May, the Longines Ranking Working Group (LRWG) met via video conference to discuss the possibilities of “defreezing” the Longines Rankings following the specific request brought forward by athletes (International Jumping Riders Club). Statistics were presented at this meeting which demonstrated that, while not at pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels, the number of events taking place with Longines Ranking competitions has increased steadily since the end of 2020, with the exception of the six-week lockdown on events in Europe from 1 March through 11 April 2021 due to the EHV-1 outbreak. Additionally, the number of event cancellations has also strongly decreased and the Draft Schedules submitted for approval for upcoming Events increased, which are other indicators that competitions are picking up again.

Consequently, the LRWG unanimously recommended to begin to “defreeze” the Longines Rankings as of 1 June 2021. In order for the Longines Rankings to return to the normal 12 month cycle within a reasonable timeframe and without creating a sudden imbalance within the rankings, it was decided to decrease the time period during which Longines Ranking points remain valid by two additional months at each new calculation of the ranking. This means that it will take seven months to return to the normal 12-month cycle of the Longines Ranking (The first ranking calculated over the regular 12 months period will be the one published at the beginning of December 2021).

This recommendation was approved by the FEI Board today and the same procedure will apply for the FEI Jumping U25 Rankings. The “defreezing” of the Longines Rankings will not, in any way, affect the FEI Athlete/Horse combination ranking over the 24 month period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, which will be used to determine in which start group individual athletes will be placed for the first individual qualifier at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

14 May 2021
Board Resolution
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™: Covid-19 By-Laws 2021
 

In view of cancellations of Division 1 Events and the imminent start of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ (LFJNC) 2021 season, the FEI Board approved the request by the FEI Jumping Committee to update to the LFJNC Covid-19 By-Laws for the 2021 season, and in particular with regards to:

Allocation of Events for National Federations in Division 1

As the number of remaining allocated events per Division 1 National Federation ranges between two and four, it is necessary to re-allocate the invitations evenly among Division 1 NFs so that all are allocated the same number of events.

Division 1 teams will therefore be allocated three events each instead of four. In order to redistribute the allocations to three events per Division 1 NF over a reduced number of events, ten teams of four athletes instead of eight teams of five athletes will be permitted to take part in Division 1 events.

This update to the By-Laws will allow all Division OCs to accommodate additional allocated Division 1 team(s) as well as the non-Division 1 teams they had already invited or intended to invite, without exceeding the maximum number of athletes allowed to participate under the format of eight teams of five athletes.

Qualification for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021

Division 1 Events held in 2021 will not count for qualification for the LFJNC 2021 Final and all ten Division 1 teams will qualify directly for the Final.

Relegation and Promotion

Relegation to the EEF Series 2022 will be decided based on the tenth (10th) placed Division 1 team at the LFJNC 2021 Final rather than the 10th placed Division 1 team in the Division 1 standings at the end of the season.

In case of cancellation of the EEF Final, the teams qualified for Division 1 in 2021 will remain qualified for Division 1 in 2022.

Additional minor clarifications have been added based on previously approved By-Laws. All the updates to the By-Laws van be found on the FEI Jumping Rules hub in track changes.

04 May 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *
FEI Jumping European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2021: Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs)
 

The FEI Board approved to waive the requirement for a Certificate of Capability for the FEI Jumping European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2021 due to the limited opportunities for athletes to obtain their MERs and allow National Federations to select their athletes.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 05 June 2021. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

13 April 2021
Board Resolution
Covid-19 By-Laws for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series
 

The Board approved the Covid-19 By-Laws for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series 2021, with the principle updates relating to the possibility for Division 1 OCs to request to the FEI to have a team wild card slot:

Division 1 OCs may request to the FEI to have a team wild card slot for their Event, to be allocated by the FEI, for a non-Division 1 team qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games; the wild card team is in addition to the eight teams to be invited as per Art. 5.1.3 of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ rules (home team included).

For Division 1 Events for which a ninth team has been allocated by the FEI as a wild card team, the prize money distribution has been adjusted accordingly, to include the distribution in case of nine teams competing in the 2nd round of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Competition.

The maximum number of Athletes permitted to take part in Division 1 Events for which a ninth team has been allocated by the FEI as a wild card team is 70.

The method of point distribution for Division 1 and for the North American Region have also been updated. 

The updated Covid-19 By-Laws will be included in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Rules for the 2021 season and will be published here.

19 March 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *
Application of Date Clash Rules until Tokyo 2020
 

The FEI Board approved that all Jumping Event Organisers may, until the end of the Tokyo 2020 Games (Sunday 8 August 2021), organise their Events (subject to the Calendar applications deadline mentioned below) on their selected dates and no Dates Clash Rules shall apply during that time.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 19 April 2021. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

19 March 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *
Deadlines for Calendar Applications
 

The FEI Board approved the reduction of deadlines for Calendar applications as follows:

  • CSI5*/ CSI4: from 10 weeks to 6 weeks
  • CSIO5*/CSIO4*/CSIO3*/CSIO2*/CSIO1*/CSI3*/CSIOY/J/P/Ch: from 8 weeks to 6 weeks

The relevant table can be found here.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 19 April 2021. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

19 March 2021
Emergency Board Resolution *
New Dates for the FEI WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses 2021, Lanaken (BEL)
 

The FEI Board approved the new dates requested by the Organiser, which are 22-25 September 2021.

16 March 2021
Board Resolution
Updates to Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series Rules 2021
 

The Board approved the updates to the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series Rules 2021. As per the revised Rules only one Division 1 team will be relegated at the end of the 2021 season and one team will be promoted from the EEF Series; accordingly, in 2022 there will again be 10 teams in Division 1. The article on team wild cards has also been updated.  

17 February 2021
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping European Championship 2021
 

Further to a request from the GER NF and the Riesenbeck Organiser, the Board approved to grant the NF and the Organiser an additional period of time, until mid-March, to confirm the hosting of the Championship.

17 February 2021
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2020-2021 Covid-19 By-Laws Update
 

The Board agreed to the updates to the FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2020-2021 Covid-19 By-Laws. The updated Rules are published here.  

17 February 2021
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2021 Rules
 

The Board approved the updates to the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final Rules including derogations to the qualification period. The updated Rules will be published here.   

19 January 2021
Board Resolution
Calendar Task Forces
 

Based on the Resolution of the Board of 24 March 2020, the Board confirmed that the Calendar Task Forces would remain in place in 2021 until further decision from the Board.

15 December 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2020/2021 Covid-19 By-Laws: Update
 

The Board approved the updates to the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Covid-19 By-Laws for the 2020/2021 Season, available here in both clean and mark-up versions dated 15 December 2020. 

15 December 2020
Board Resolution
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Rules 2021: Rules for the Eurasian League
 

The Board approved the Rules for the Eurasian League of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2021, which can be found here in both clean and mark-up versions. Refer to Annex II for the Eurasian League.

15 December 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
Covid-19 Calendar measures 2021: Deadlines for late date applications and Date Clash Rules
 

The Board approved additional updates to the Resolution on deadlines for late date applications and Date Clash Rules initially approved on 10 September, including increased “leniency” on some deadlines until further notice. The relevant table can be found here. This table includes the deadlines by which the Calendar late date application/modification forms, draft schedules and Covid-19 risk assessment and mitigation plans must be received for Events to be considered for inclusion in the Calendar.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 17 January 2021. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final. 

25 November 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
FEI Jumping Rules, Article 200.8
 

The Board agreed to:

  • Task the Jumping Committee to review, as part of the full revision of the Jumping Rules in 2021, the above mentioned paragraph of Article 200.8 of the Jumping Rules in order to propose a revision in compliance with the European Union Competition law; and
  • To allow the Secretary General not to apply this Rule and to potentially permit CSI5* and CSIO5* Events to clash with FEI World Cup™ Western European League Events in 2022 Calendar.

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

18 November 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
Derogation to Jumping Rules regarding the number of starters allowed in the Grand Prix at CSI4*and CSI5* Events
 

The Board approved temporary derogations from Jumping Rules Annex VI and Article 254.6 until further notice, as follows:

  • Jumping Rules, Annex VI, Art. 1 CSI Requirements Worldwide: Maximum 50 60 starters in the Grand Prix at CSI4* and maximum 50 55 starters in the Grand Prix at CSI5* Events; and
  • Jumping Rules, Article 254.6: CSI4*/CSI5*: If there are 25 starters or less, each Athlete may ride two Horses (maximum 50 in the Grand Prix).

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 19 December 2020. This FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

This decision has been lifted on 26 August 2021, see here.

18 November 2020
Board Resolution

Jumping Calendar: Prioritising CSIOs (Extension to Board Resolution of 7 April 2020) (DEROGATED BY BOARD RESOLUTION OF 14 DECEMBER 2021)

 

The Board agreed to continue prioritising, until further notice, all CSIOs 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 next year.

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 Jumping European Championship 2021
 

The FEI Board:

  • Confirmed the allocation of the FEI Jumping European Championship 2021 on week 35 (from 30 August to 4 September) upon receipt of a firm confirmation from the Organiser of Riesenbeck (GER) that it is prepared to go ahead with the Championship (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 and quarantine costs (if any) from the country of origin to the venue will be borne by the NFs rather than the Organiser.
  • Accepted that the FEI Jumping European Championships will be included in the 2021 FEI Calendar [pending approval] until receipt of the confirmation from the Organiser.
  • Agreed, with the full support of the European Equestrian Federation, that, if Riesenbeck (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 Jumping European Championship 2021. The EEF agrees not to re-open the bid process if Riesenbeck (GER) does not sign the Host Agreement by the deadline and the Olympic Games are taking place in 2021.
  • Confirmed that the Organiser could share this Board Resolution with potential sponsors, host broadcasters and other partners.
  • Agreed to follow the recommendation of the FEI Jumping Calendar Task Force and derogate, on an exceptional basis, from the below mentioned paragraph of Article 200.8 of the FEI Jumping Rules for the CSI 4*/5*Events in Europe who have entered dates in Week 34 of the 2021 Calendar by the required deadline (Brussels & Hamburg):
    From the Monday of the week preceding and all days during the World and Continental Jumping Championships for Seniors it is forbidden to host an FEI World Cup™ Competition, a CSI4*, CSIO4*, CSI5* or a CSIO5* on the same Continent as the Championship.”

For the avoidance of doubt, this derogation would not apply to late date applications for Week 34.

20 October 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
Invitation Rules CSI2*
 

The Board agreed with the recommendation of the FEI Jumping Committee to lift the temporary suspension of the CSI Invitation Rules for CSI2* events that had been in place since 7 April 2020 at the end of 2020. CSI2* events are to be re-included in the Invitation System as of 1 January 2021.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 20 November 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

20 October 2020
Board Resolution
Covid-19 By-Laws for the FEI Jumping World Cup™
  The Board approved the Covid-19 By-Laws for Qualification for the 2021 Final of the FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2020-2021 Rules, see here.
10 September 2020
Board Resolution

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 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.

10 September 2020
Board Resolution

FEI Jumping World Cup™

 
  • Qualifications for the 2021 Final: Covid-19 By-Laws
    The Board approved the Covid-19 By-Laws of the FEI Jumping World Cup™, Qualifications for the 2021 Final. These are available here.
  • Modification to Arab League Rules 2020/2021
    The Board approved the Modification to the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Rules 2020/2021 Arab League. These are available here.
10 September 2020
Board Resolution

FEI Jumping World Challenge Rules 2020: Covid-19 related modifications

 

The Board agreed to waive the requirement for a Foreign Judge for Competition 3 Category A and allow the President of the Ground Jury, who may be from the host country, to act as Foreign Judge, providing they have at least FEI Level 2 status. If the host National Federation has no Level 2 or higher Judges, a Foreign Judge minimum Level 2 must be appointed.

10 September 2020
Board Resolution

FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final 2020

 

The Board approved the modification to Article 11.5 of the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Rules 2020 according to which, in the Final 2020, a maximum of two individual Athletes per National Federation represented by a team for each category with two Horses/Ponies per Athlete may be invited in addition to the team members.

10 September 2020
Board Resolution

FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy 2020 – Replacement Qualifier(s)

 

The Board agreed to give a mandate to FEI Headquarters to allocate the replacement qualifier(s) for the FEI Jumping Ponies' Trophy 2020, once it has received responses from the applicants - Salzburg (AUT) and Opglabeek (BEL) - on some open questions.

10 September 2020
Board Resolution

Youth Equestrian Competition 2022

 

In light of the postponement of the Youth Olympic Games 2022 to 2026, the Board agreed to open a bid process for the organisation of a Youth Jumping Equestrian Competition 2022 with the same format as the Youth Olympic Games.

14 August 2020
Board Resolution
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ and Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, North American League
 

The FEI Board mandated the FEI Headquarters to reallocate the Wellington Qualifiers of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ (2021) and Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, North American League (2020/21 – 2022/23), in close consultation with USEF, the FEI Jumping Committee and the Regional Group Chair.

14 August 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping Ponies’ Trophy
 

Following the cancellation of one of the three qualifiers for the 2020 FEI Jumping Ponies’ Trophy, the FEI Board agreed to authorise the FEI Headquarters to open a “light” bid process for the 2020 FEI Jumping Ponies’ Trophy to replace the cancelled qualifier.

In addition, the Board authorises the FEI Headquarters to open future bid processes should any of the existing qualifiers be cancelled.

21 July 2020
Board Resolution
Covid-19 By-Laws for the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Rules 2020-2021
 

The Board approved the Covid-19 By-Laws for the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Rules 2020-2021 which can be found here.

21 July 2020
Board Resolution
Covid-19 By-Laws for the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Rules 2020-2021: CSI4* Prize Money exception for CSI-W in Western European League
 

The Board agreed the possibility, on a case by case basis, for a CSI-W in Western Europe to have the status of a CSI4* Event (only for the 2020/2021 season) in terms of Prize Money and subject to the following conditions: 
•    The overall quality of the Event must be maintained at 5* level.

•    The Host Agreement must be respected.

•    There should be a minimum Prize Money guaranteed for both the World Cup and the Grand Prix.
The full Article (650.2) referencing the conditions can be found here.

21 July 2020
Board Resolution
Modifications to FEI Jumping World Cup™ Rules 2020-2021
 

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

21 July 2020
Board Resolution
Modifications to European Youngster Cup U25 Jumping Rules 2020
 

The Board approved modifications to the FEI Jumping European Youngster Cup U25 Rules 2020. The updated Rules can be found here.  

21 July 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
Clarification to the Emergency Board Resolution of 7 April 2020 regarding Definite Entries
 

The Board agreed OCs of CSI1*/CSI2*/CSIYH1*/CSIYH2*/CSIV/CSIP/CSIAm/U25/Y/ J/Ch Cat. A and B events will be permitted to increase the quota of athletes after the definite entry date ONLY if, having reached the maximum number of athletes entered, the maximum number of horses that may be entered (based on the number of horses each athlete may enter) has not been reached as of the definite entry date. No other interpretation or application of this principle will be accepted by the FEI. The total number of athletes entered may not exceed the number of athletes allowed to take part in the Grand Prix, unless the Schedule already includes a qualification system for the Grand Prix.

Note this is an Emergency Board Resolution to GRs 116.3.2 and JRs Art. 251.9.2 which state with regard to definite entries that “These represent the final selection of Athletes and Horses that will travel to the Event.”

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

21 July 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping European Championships for Children, Juniors, Young Riders and Ponies 2020
 

Following several communications from National Federations and prior to the Board videoconference of 21 July, the Jumping Committee was requested by the FEI Board to re-evaluate their position on the Board Resolution from 23-25 June (see below) regarding the cancellation of the FEI Jumping European Championships for Children, Juniors, Young Riders and Ponies 2020. The FEI Jumping Committee reconfirmed their position based on the criteria originally presented and as explained in the Board Resolution of 23-25 June 2020: “due to concerns that athletes and horses will not have had the opportunity to prepare fully for these important Championships and to avoid any risk to athletes and horses.” 

They also noted that to organise Championships over a short period of time (end August) with Athletes, their entourage, Officials, Organisers and Suppliers could easily reach over 1,000 attendees would also pose an unacceptable risk to all those attending and participating.

In light of all of the above, and the premise that the Youth European Championships must take place during the school holidays as stipulated in the Rules, the Jumping Committee and the FEI Board maintained their initial position that the FEI Jumping European Championships for Youth would not proceed in 2020.

21 July 2020
Board Resolution
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 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
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping European Championships 2020 for Young Riders, Juniors & Children, Vilamoura (POR)
 

The Board followed the unanimous recommendation of the FEI Jumping Committee to confirm the cancellation and not reschedule the FEI Jumping European Championships 2020 for Young Riders, Juniors & Children (originally allocated to Vilamoura) due to concerns that athletes and horses will not have had the opportunity to prepare fully for these important Championships and to avoid any risk to athletes and horses.

Vilamoura will now host the Championships in 2021, which had originally been allocated to the Spanish venue at Oliva, but following a proposal put forward by the two organisers and approved by the Board, Oliva will now host the Championships in 2022. Both editions will be held within the school holiday period.

23-25 June 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping European Ponies Championships 2020, Strzegom (POL)
 

The Board followed the unanimous recommendation of the FEI Jumping Committee to confirm the cancellation and not reschedule the FEI Jumping European Ponies Championships 2020 (originally allocated to Strzegom) due to the unsuitability of the dates proposed and to avoid any risk to athletes and horses as they will not have had the opportunity to prepare fully for these important Championships.  

23-25 June 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2020
 

The Board unanimously agreed that the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2020 would not be allocated.

28 May 2020 Events in the FEI Calendar until 31 December 2020 - Deadlines
 
27 May 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Nations Cup™ Youth Series 2020

 

The Board agreed to cancel the FEI Nations Cup™ Youth Series 2020 except its Final where all National Federations will have the possibility to participate. Any Event that can be organised in 2020 and that is currently part of the FEI Nations Cup™ Youth Series can retain its title and its Event, however it will not count as a Qualifier.

27 May 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar:  Date Applications/Modifications for CSIOY/J/P/Ch
 

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

The Board agreed that 2020 Calendar Date applications and/or modifications for CSIOY/J/P/Ch may only be considered if these are provided to the FEI by the National Federations at least eight weeks prior to the Event (instead of 12 weeks).

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

05 May 2020
Calendar Task Force Decision
Jumping Calendar
 

Following a third meeting of the Jumping Calendar Task Force on Monday 4 May, the Board acknowledged the Task Force approval of Calendar dates that are now published on the FEI Database.

05 May 2020
Board Resolution
Jumping Calendar: CSI5* GCT/GCL Shanghai (CHN) and CSI5*-W Helsinki (FIN)
 

The FEI Board approved the conditions agreed by the Organisers to allow for a date clash between CSI5* GCT/GCL Shanghai (CHN) 23-25 October 2020 and CSI5*-W Helsinki (FIN) 22-25 October 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the FEI Calendar. More details can be found here.

27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar: Date Applications/Modifications
 

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

  • Due to the uncertainty about the organisation of Competitions worldwide during July and August 2020, the Board has approved all Calendar date applications/modifications for Events that take place up to and including 30 August 2020. 

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

27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar: Approval of Events/Date Clash Rules
 

The Board approved the following Resolution under Art. 20.3 of the FEI Statutes (Emergency Situation). The Board approves the Events to be included in the Calendar (from 1 September 2020) that either:

  • Are not higher level Events; or
  • If a higher level Event does not clash with other higher level Event(s); or
  • Are CSIOs, CSI3* or CSIP (as decided by the Board on 7 April); or
  • Clashes with other Event from the same National Federation (given the fact that the same National Federation submitted the dates); or
  • Are a switch of venue from the same Organiser.

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

27 April 2020
Board Resolution
Jumping Calendar: Youth Events and Series
 

The Board approved:

  • All Youth Events (not including Youth Championships which will be further discussed by the Board in June) until 31 December 2020.
  • To cancel the FEI Jumping Children’s Classics Series in 2020 as there is no host for the Final and many Events have been or will be cancelled.
15 April 2020
Board Resolution
Continental Championships Seniors 2021
 

In view of Tokyo 2020 taking place in the summer of 2021 from 23 July to 8 August and based on:

  • The confirmation from the Organiser of the FEI European Championships 2021 in Jumping, Dressage and Para Dressage, Budapest (HUN), that they will not be in a position to host the Championships on a different date; and
  • The preference of the Organiser of the FEI Eventing European Championships 2021, Haras du Pin (FRA), to organise it in 2023 rather than on a different date in 2021;

The Board agreed not to re-open the bids for 2021, hence not to organise the FEI European Championships for Seniors in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines in 2021.

15 April 2020
Board Resolution
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Rules 2020
 

The Board approved changes in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Rules 2020 to allow for a potential Final of the Series in 2020, namely:

  • That the qualifier that took place in North America (Wellington) and the qualifiers eventually still taking place in North America and Europe Division 1 will not serve as qualification for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2020. Consequently, the Board agreed to allow the 3 teams from North America and the 10 teams from Europe Division 1 to qualify directly for the Final.
  • To have a maximum of 22 teams in the Final.
  • That the Season 2021 Division 1 will start with the same 10 teams, as the launch of the Longines EEF Series has been postponed until 2021 and there will be no promotion and relegation in 2020.
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.
07 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar: CSI2* & Invitation Rules
 

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

  • Annex V of the Jumping Rules shall be temporarily derogated for CSI 2*.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

07 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar: Date Clash Rules
 

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

  • CSI3* are exempt from Date Clash Rules.
  • CSIP/CSIOP are exempt from Date Clash Rules.

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

07 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar: CSI3* Date Applications/Modifications
 

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

  • Date applications and/or modifications for CSI3* may only be considered if these are provided to the FEI by the National Federations at least eight (8) weeks prior to the Event (instead of 12 weeks).

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

07 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
Jumping Calendar: CSIP/CSIOP Date Applications/Modifications
 

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

  • Date applications or modifications for CSIP and CSIOP may only be considered if these are provided to the FEI by the National Federations at least four (4) weeks prior to the Event (instead of 12 weeks).

No NFs signified disapproval by the deadline of 16 May 2020. The FEI Board Resolution is therefore final.

07 April 2020
Board Resolution
Jumping Calendar: Prioritising CSIOs (DEROGATED BY BOARD RESOLUTION OF 14 DECEMBER 2021)
 

The Board agreed to prioritise all CSIOs 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 next year.

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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