FEI Driving Forum - Kronenberg (NED), 11-12 April 2023


11-12 APRIL 2023

Discussion, debate and consultation were at the heart of the first FEI Driving Forum held on 11 and 12 April, where the community gathered in person and online to discuss the status quo and the future of the Discipline. The Forum was open to all members of the Driving community including Officials, Athletes, Trainers, Course Designers, Organisers and National Federations, and attracted 88 participants from 24 nations attending either in person or online with a fully hybrid set-up allowing remote participants to watch live and interact as and when needed.

Held purposefully prior to the Kronenberg CAI2* and 3* and FEI World Cup™ qualifier, the setting and timing of the Forum proved highly beneficial, and further enhanced the convivial atmosphere with the discussions staged in a long, glass building nestled between two outdoor arenas, where the Delegates could share their views on the future of the Discipline whilst watching a wide range of Driving turnouts being exercised ahead of the event.

Alongside FEI Driving Community Representatives, the FEI Driving Committee and FEI HQ Driving Staff, the Forum was also attended by FEI President Ingmar De Vos (BEL), FEI Solidarity Director Jean-Philippe Camboulives (FRA), EEF President and member of the Equine Ethics and Wellbeing (EEWB) Commission Theo Ploegmakers (NED), EEF Vice President Quentin Simonet (FRA), and Professor Kathalijne Visser-Riedstra (NED) from the EEWB Commission.

Moderated by Carriage Commentator founder and editor in chief Sarah Dance (GBR), the Forum provided a platform for all members of the community to have their say, with most topics and sessions including representative panels in order to present and share the different perspectives and requirements from the key stakeholder groups.

A summary of all the discussions session by session is available here.

You will find the photos of the forum on this page.

Please click here to watch the FEI Driving Forum on replay.

The presentation documents of the sessions are available here.

FEI Driving Forum, 11-12 April 2023

The FEI is organising an FEI Driving Forum 2023, to provide stakeholders with a platform to discuss the status of the discipline as well as its development and strategies for the future. The FEI Driving Forum will take place in Kronenberg (NED) at the Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen from 11-12 April 2023.


The general information is available on this document.


Session 1 : 11 April 2023 - 13:00-18:30

Session 2 : 12 April 2023 - 09:00-12:30

Location The 2023 FEI Driving Forum will take place at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre in Kronenberg (NED) and Online for those unable to join in person.
Registration Registration is open to all members of the FEI Driving community. Interested participants should register through this link.
Deadline The registration deadline is 31 March 2023.
Agenda The Agenda is available at this link.
Timetable and presentations The Timetable including the detailed items, presentation documents and speakers is available at this link.
Dress Code The Dress Code for the duration of the Event is Smart Casual.

An official dinner will take place at the ParkHotel Horst on Tuesday 11 April as of 7.00 pm.

The official lunch will take place at the Equestrian Center de Peelbergen on Wednesday 12 April as of 12.30 pm.


For any question, please contact the FEI Driving Department.