Department updates in Main Dressage

  • 6 Jun 2023
    Course for FEI Officials applications 2024

    The FEI Sports and Veterinary Department would like to draw your attention to the application deadline to host FEI Transfer Up or CES (FEI Competency-based Evaluation System) Maintenance Courses in 2024.


    We kindly ask you to download the relevant application & budget forms, which can be accessed via the links provided below, and to send them to the FEI via the corresponding email address also provided below, no later than the 31 July 2023.

    Discipline Email Documents
    Para Dressage
    Driving & Para

    Should you have any questions regarding the administration of our courses, please contact the relevant FEI Sport or Veterinary Department who will be able to assist you.

  • 27 Mar 2023
    FEI Dressage Draft Schedule Template

    An updated FEI Dressage draft schedule template has been published on the Organiser dedicated page here and must be used for all future Dressage Shows as from 27/03/2023.

  • 16 Mar 2023
    FEI Board Resolutions, 15 March 2023 - Dressage

    FEI DRESSAGE WORLD CUP™ RULES - Season 2023-2024
    The Board approved the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Rules - Season 2023-2024. The rules are available here.

  • 22 Dec 2022
    Latest information about Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    As 2022 draws to a close, we are pleased to bring to your attention the latest information on preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    The attached document contains detailed updates on:

    - Paris 2024 Equestrian Delivery Entity: Appointment of GL Events Equestrian Sport
    - Jumping Co-Course Designers for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - Eventing Course Designer Pierre Le Goupil Paris 2024
    - Competition schedule for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - Eventing Horse Inspection

    - Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

    - Qualification systems for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - FEI Olympic Group Qualification Events (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing)
    - Paris 2024 Paralympic Games - Para Dressage Qualification System


    Accreditation FOR HORSE OWNERS


    We hope you find this information useful and take the opportunity to wish a very Happy and Merry Holiday Season!

  • 8 Dec 2022
    FEI Board Resolutions, 6 December 2022

    The FEI Board held its monthly teleconference on 6 December. The main resolutions related to Dressage taken on this occasion are listed below.

    • FEI Dressage World Cup™ Season 2023/2024.

    The Board approved the allocation of the following legs for the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Western European League for the season 2023/2024:

    Herning (DEN), 18-22 October 2023
    Lyon (FRA), 1-5 November 2023
    Stuttgart (GER), 15-19 November 2023
    Madrid (ESP), 24-25 November 2023
    London (GBR), 14-15 December 2023
    Mechelen (BEL), 26-30 December 2023
    Basel (SUI), 10-14 January 2024
    Amsterdam (NED), 25-28 January 2024
    Neumünster (GER), 15-18 February 2024
    Gothenburg (SWE), 22-24 February 2024
    s’Hertogenbosch (NED), 7-10 March 2024

    • FEI Medical/Maternity Leave Provisions.

    The Board approved the modifications of the Jumping, Dressage, and Driving Ranking List Rules regarding maternity leave. The minimum period for maternity leave was shortened from six months to three months. The maximum period of 12 months remained unchanged. Athletes will have the possibility to choose the initial length of their maternity period and the possibility to come back earlier or later than originally indicated, provided the minimum and maximum periods are respected.

    The Board also approved the incorporation of medical and maternity leave provisions into the FEI Endurance and the FEI Para Dressage Ranking List Rules. Detailed explanations of these modifications is available in a dedicated press release published here. The updated versions of the respective FEI World Ranking List Rules have been published.

    • FEI Dressage World Ranking List Rules 2023.

    The Board approves the FEI Dressage World Ranking List Rules, effective 1 January 2023 with the modification to the maternity leave provisions as outlined above, as well as with the addition of two (2) new ranking level lists. The updated rules are available here.

    • FEI Dressage North American Youth Championships.

    The Board approved the addition of a U25 category to the FEI Dressage North American Youth Championships.

  • 11 Nov 2022
    FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 – Board Meeting I Key Decisions

    The FEI Board approved amendments and clarifications to the FEI Dressage Nations CupTM Rules and the FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championship for Young Horses Rules (both rules effective from 1 January 2023).

    The approval of the FEI Dressage World Ranking List Rules, effective from 1 January 2023 was postponed to the FEI Board Meeting in December 2022, to accommodate the consultation process currently underway regarding Medical and Maternity Leave Ranking Rules for all disciplines.

    Both Rules are published on the FEI website here.

  • 2 Nov 2022
    Qualification Criteria for Championships 2024

    Qualification criteria for all Championships 2024 have been approved by the Dressage Committee and are published here.

  • 26 Oct 2022
    FEI Secretary General approves FEI Calendar 2023

    We are pleased to inform you that the FEI Secretary General has approved the FEI Calendar for 2023 for all disciplines. It can be consulted online in the FEI Database.

    In accordance with the FEI General Regulations, Article 112 Official Calendar, National Federations (NFs) had until 1 October 2022 at the latest to send in applications and modifications to CIs taking place in 2023 to the Secretary General. The Secretary General approves the official Calendar for the following year.

    Approval of the 5* Jumping Calendar for 2024 is scheduled for late November/early December 2022 but could be postponed should the FEI General Assembly in Cape Town (RSA) approve FEI’s proposal to change the deadline for receipt of applications for 5* to 1 May (the year before the Event takes place).

    In addition, the Secretary General has extended the measure taken on 28 February 2022 to remove all international equestrian events in Russia and Belarus from the FEI Calendar. As a consequence, no FEI events will be accepted/entered in either country in the FEI Calendar for 2023.

    The other measures approved by the FEI Executive Board in February remain in place, as follows:

    • Cancellation or relocation of Officials’ course scheduled to be held in Russia and Belarus (if any);
    • Freezing all FEI Solidarity projects planned for/ongoing in Russia and Belarus; and
    • Cancellation of any other FEI activities scheduled to take place in Russia and Belarus.

    Detailed information on the decision taken by the FEI Executive Board on 28 February is available here.

    The Secretary General has also confirmed that the FEI Board’s Emergency Board Resolution of 2 March 2022 prohibiting all Russian and Belarusian Athletes, Horses and Officials from participating in FEI Events remains in place until further notice.

    Should you have any questions, please send an email to

  • 14 Oct 2022
    FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 - Agenda & Annexes / Recruitment begins for new FEI Director Dressage, Para Dressage & Vaulting

    FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 - Agenda & Annexes
    We are pleased to inform you that the Agenda & Annexes for the FEI Hybrid General Assembly taking place in Cape Town (RSA) from 10 to 13 November 2022, have been published in the GA hub on

    You will also find the supporting documents for the FEI Sessions (Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission; General Regulations & Calendar related proposals; Rules Session; and, Paris 2024 Rules) to be held on 12 November also available in the Meeting Documents section of the GA hub.

    For further information on the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022, visit the GA hub and don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

    Recruitment begins for new FEI Director Dressage, Para Dressage & Vaulting
    The FEI is looking to recruit a new Director for the Dressage, Para Dressage & Vaulting Department to replace outgoing Director Bettina De Rham, who will be leaving at the end of the year to explore new horizons and to whom we wish all the very best and thank for her many years of service.

    The detailed job description can be found here and the FEI encourages NFs and Associate Members to share this news with relevant professionals that meet the requirements of this important role.   

    The deadline to apply is 25 November 2022.

  • 13 Oct 2022
    Draft Schedules 2023 now available online

    The new and updated Draft Schedules 2023, to be used for all international events taking place next year, are now available on
    Below you will find the direct links to the schedules for each discipline as well as the relevant contact email should you require further information and/or assistance:
    Click here for Jumping // Person in charge : and/or
    Click here for Dressage // Person in charge:
    Click here for Para Dressage // Person in charge:
    Click here for Eventing // Contact email:
    Click here for Vaulting // Person in charge:
    Click here for Driving // Contact email:
    Click here for Endurance // Contact email:

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