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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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.

NB: As this is an Emergency Board Resolution, National Federations have until 21 November 2020 to signify their disapproval by sending an email to Francisco P. Lima, Director Governance & Institutional Affairs.

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
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
 

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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