Multi-disciplinary Resolutions & Decisions

Welcome to the Multi-Disciplinary 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
FEI Named Series 2020-2021 and 2021: Allocation
 

The Board agreed to not allocate new/additional Events to the FEI Named Series that run in 2020-2021 and in 2021 so as to not increase the financial obligations of the FEI.

20 October 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Named Series 2021/22 – Allocation of Qualifiers
 

The Board acknowledged its Resolution of 10 September 2020 according to which 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).

20 October 2020
Board Resolution
Organiser's Covid-19 Fees
 

The Board agreed not to allow any additional Covid-19 Fees to be included by the Organisers in the Draft Schedules.

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

Participation at FEI Championships

 

The Board agreed to:

  • Maintain the minimum number of National Federations/teams to participate at FEI Championships as per the current FEI Rules and Regulations.
  • Allow the organisation of an FEI Championship unless the Championship is not accessible for political, religious or ideological reasons to all participants (including, but not limited to, Athletes, Horses, Support Personnel and Team Officials) that have a right, according to the relevant FEI Rules and Regulations, to participate in the Championship.
10 September 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
Covid-19 Calendar measures 2021
 

Considering that the situation created by Covid-19 was not improving, the FEI Board agreed to prolong the specific measures taken in 2020 regarding the FEI Calendar application deadlines also in 2021 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.

For the avoidance of doubt, Covid-19 Resolutions relating to Date Clash Rules in 2020 will not be extended into 2021. Date Clash Rules as established in the General Regulations and in the Discipline Rules shall apply in 2021 to all Categories and to 2022 Events, where applicable.

In accordance with Art. 112 of the FEI General Regulations, the dates for all 2021 International Events must be entered into the FEI online Calendar through FEI Database no later than Thursday 1 October 2020 midnight CEST. This also applies to all 5* Jumping events in 2022. Any modifications requested after the deadline will need to be addressed to the FEI by email (calendar@fei.org) using the modification form available on FEI Documents.

However, please note:

  • Date clash rules apply as per the Rules before COVID-19.
  • Due to Covid-19, for 2021, no Late Calendar fee will be invoiced.

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

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 2021/22 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.

10 August 2020
Executive Board Resolution
FEI Calendar 2021
 

Due to Covid-19, for 2021, no Late Calendar fee will be invoiced.

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.

25 June 2020
Board Resolution
Continental Championships for Youth 2020
 

The Board reconfirmed its previous decision that all Youth Championships must be held during the school holidays and that no exceptions would be made for Covid-19 related complications.

25 June 2020
Board Resolution
Future 2020 Championships related request
 

The Board agreed that any future 2020 Championships that need to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic before the end of December 2020 will not be considered for reallocation or postponement in order to provide clarity to the community and avoid further logistical difficulties with rearranging Championships in an Olympic and Paralympic year following the postponement of Tokyo 2020.

25 June 2020
Board Resolution
Exceptions to Bid Process Deadlines
 

The Board decided that Organisers whose Championships had been cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic were eligible to enter bid processes for future unallocated editions of the Championships even though the deadline for submission of bids had passed.

24 June 2020
Board Resolution
Extension of FEI Competency-Based Evaluation System (CES) timelines for Officials
 

The Board approved 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 2021.

The Board also approved the development of a Virtual Maintenance Course to cope with the high number of In-Person Maintenance Courses scheduled for 2021.

24 June 2020
Board Resolution
Measures to safeguard the Sport
 

The Board received an overview of the measures already approved and their financial consequences and agreed the FEI hold discussions with the Equestrian Organisers (EO) and the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) in order to explore further possible solutions that would re-energise the equestrian sporting calendar

19 June 2020
Emergency Board Resolution *
FEI International Events and Championships 2020
 

In order to simplify National Federations procedure when entering Athletes for International Events and Championships, the Board authorised the FEI Headquarters, in consultation with the relevant Technical Committee, to deviate from the deadlines for entries as established by Article 116 of the FEI General Regulations upon request and on a case-by-case basis until 31 December 2020.

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
Board Resolution
FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic
 

At its videoconference on 15 April, 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.

05 May 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Series Affected by Covid-19
 

The Board agreed that the FEI will not penalise or terminate the existing contracts with Organisers that have had to cancel their Event due to force majeure (eg Covid-19) or due to uncertainties because of Covid-19, which may not always be strictly considered force majeure depending on the timing of the decision.

27 April 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Calendar
 

The Board mandated the discipline-specific Calendar Task Forces and the Secretary General to take Decisions, on a case–by-case basis, related to the FEI Calendar in 2020.

27 April 2020
Emergency Board Resolution*
FEI Calendar: Submission Periods and Draft Schedules
 

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

  • For all applications/modifications to the FEI Calendar whose period of submission has been shortened, National Federations must also submit the Draft Schedule at the same time that they submit their Calendar date requests.
  • All requests for date changes must be submitted to the FEI through the National Federations.

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

15 April 2020
Board Resolution
Clarification regarding Online Competitions
 

The FEI Board stated in June 2018 that online competitions do not meet the criteria for FEI “Competitions” or “Events” at this stage, as the welfare of competing horses at online competitions cannot be assured without anti-doping tests, stewarding or fitness to compete checks and a level playing field cannot be guaranteed with respect to rules compliance. 
This position was reconfirmed by the FEI Board during its videoconference on 15 April, however, we are happy that people are coming up with private fundraising initiatives during the terrible pandemic and we can confirm that, if there is no classification based on the performance of a horse and athlete, it is not a competition under the terms of the FEI General Regulations and/or the specific Discipline Rules and that these initiatives would therefore not come under the jurisdiction of the FEI. 
Of course there needs to be flexibility, particularly in the current challenging times, but there can be no flexibility on horse welfare or the provision of a level playing field for FEI competitions. So if an event organiser wants to run an online competition under FEI Rules and they can provide the FEI with a proposal that addresses anti-doping tests, stewarding, fitness to compete checks and a level playing field the FEI Board would review each application on a case-by-case basis. 

15 April 2020
Board Resolution
FEI Calendar Fees
 

The Board agreed to waive any Calendar Fee for Events organised after 15 March 2020 until the end of 2020, either a regular Calendar Fee, a late application or a modification Calendar Fee. Further decisions, if any, on how the FEI can help organisers financially has been deferred to the FEI Board meeting in June until there is more clarity on how many Events will potentially be organised 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
Board Resolution
FEI Calendar
 

The Board agreed to inform the National Federations and Organisers, whose Calendar date applications/modifications had been approved by the FEI during the Covid-19 period, that no guarantee of exclusivity would be provided to them for the new Calendar dates and that equal considerations of all future Calendar date applications/modifications would be given by the Task Forces and by the FEI Board.

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.

24 March 2020
Board Resolution
Calendar Task Forces
 

The Board approved the creation of a series of discipline-specific Task Forces to evaluate the impact on the FEI Calendar of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in multiple Event cancellations, under the following terms:

  • The Task Forces will review all FEI Calendar related issues caused by the Covid-19 virus and make recommendations to the FEI Board and relevant Technical Committees on ways to address them.
  • The Task Forces shall remain in place until further decision from the Board.
  • The Task Forces shall be composed as follows, as decided on a case by case basis by the FEI Headquarters:
    i. The FEI Secretary General
    ii. The FEI Vice Presidents
    iii. The EEF Chair
    iv. The Chair of the relevant Technical Committee
    v. The President of the Equestrian Organisers
    vi. One representative for Athletes per Discipline
    vii. The FEI Governance & Institutional Affairs Director
    viii. The relevant FEI Sports Director
    ix. The FEI Calendar Administrator
    x. The FEI IT Representative
    xi. The FEI Legal Representative
  • The Chair of the Task Forces shall be the Secretary General.
  • The Task Forces shall meet at the request of the Secretary General.
  • The FEI President will be kept fully updated on the work of each of the Task Forces and, where required, assist in finalising proposals to be put forward to the FEI Board for approval.
  • Any other technical details for the management and functioning of the Task Forces, if necessary, to be established by the Secretary General.
09 March 2020
Executive Board Resolution
FEI Calendar Fees
 

The Executive Board agreed to reimburse Calendar Fees for competitions cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

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