Please be informed that Christina Abu-Dayyeh, FEI Endurance Director, will be on maternity leave as of Monday, 26 February. During her absence in the next few months, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez will assume responsibility as the temporary head of the Department, which will be fully functional.
As is now customary, communication with the Endurance Department will remain through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in wishing Christina all the very best for her and her family’s exciting new adventure.
Following the approval of the Endurance Rules (effective 1 January 2024) at the FEI General Assembly 2023 in Mexico City (MEX), all CEI2* that are currently entered in the FEI Calendar for 2024 have been converted into CEI2* CIM, unless the distance is already disclosed at over 126km, or if it is a two-day Competition.
All National Federations that consider that their CEI2* does not fall within the criteria for CEI2* CIM as set out in Article 803.1.2 of the FEI Endurance Rules, must communicate with email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Event Category Modification within the applicable deadline.
A document outlining different scenarios of CEI2* CIM/CEI2* transitions has been prepared and uploaded on Inside.FEI.org. You can find it by clicking here.
You can contact the FEI Endurance Department for any questions related to this transition using the following email address: email@example.com.
The updated Draft Schedules 2024, to be used for all International Events taking place next year, are now available on Inside.FEI.org.
Below you will find the direct links to the Draft Schedules for each Discipline as well as the relevant contact email should you require further information and/or assistance:
Click here for Dressage
Person in charge: firstname.lastname@example.org
The online schedules for Jumping and Eventing have also been updated.
Contact email for Jumping: email@example.com
Contact email for Eventing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chilean Athletes showcased exceptional performance in the Valparaíso region (CHI) Competition, securing their dominance. Local contenders clinched an impressive three out of the four gold medals up for grabs. The Brazilian Young Riders & Juniors team, however, thwarted a potential clean sweep by Chile, securing the remaining gold medal.
Check the full podiums:
Individual Podium - Seniors
1° Martin Garcia Lazo / Si Quililche (CHI)
2° Lukas Buckel / Chella Angostura (CHI)
3° Jose Caio Frisoni / Stud Brasil Itajara (BRA)
Team Podium - Seniors
1° Chile (Martin Garcia Lazo & Si Quililche / Lukas Buckel & Chella Angostura / Vicente Mayol & Alcazar Praga / Josefina Paz Maturana & Suffa / Cristobal Larrain & Jota)
Individual Podium – Young Riders & Juniors
1° Vicente Larrain / HF Eva (CHI)
2° Amelia Larrain / HC Tia Haydee (CHI)
3° Diogo de Oliveira / CP Latifa (BRA)
Team Podium – Individual Riders & Juniors
1° Brazil (Diogo de Oliveira & CP Latifa / Rodrigo Storani & Miranda Rach / Helena Haaland & Valente Heb / Arthur Leonel Machado & Mojito HSSK)
We are pleased to inform you that the FEI will be launching a new campaign tomorrow called “Think Outside The Box” to raise awareness and provide solutions to minimise the risk of potential contamination and Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Controlled Regulations (EADMCR) violations, as well as potential health risks for horses, arising from certain behaviours and actions or lack-of in and around the stables.
Initially created to attract the attention of the key stakeholders concerned by the EADMCRs ie riders, grooms and support personnel, and in a bid to inform and educate around contamination – often an unfortunate situation that could be avoided if the right precautions had been taken - the campaign was expanded to include general best-practice recommendations to make it relevant to the wider equestrian community and promote safety and wellbeing for horses, regardless of their competition status.
A joint collaboration between the Education and Legal departments at the FEI, with very engaging and “shareable” content (you will be surprised by the video), we encourage all our stakeholders to join us in the promotion of this campaign so we can reach as many people as possible, and hopefully reduce contamination cases emanating from ill-informed behaviour, as well as providing the best practice recommendations to avoid contamination for horses out of competition and any potential health threats this might entail.
Dedicated Hub & Digital Assets To Download – English, French & Spanish
We have created a dedicated portal - www.fei.org/think - available in three languages (English, French and Spanish) and have an array of digital assets which you can download and use on all your channels to proactively promote the campaign to you members, fans and followers. Download assets directly on www.fei.org/think #FEIThinkOutsideTheBox
They Support Us
You will see on the portal, we have a section – They Support Us – where we have included the logos of all our Official Stakeholders, so please do let us know if you would like to be removed from this section, simply by contacting Sebastien.Goyon@fei.org and alternatively if you are not included in this section, and would like to be featured, please also contact Sebastien.Goyon@fei.org and let him know you would like to be added to that section with your logo.
And finally, we have produced some bright and impactful merchandising for this campaign, which is available to all our “supporters” so please don’t to hesitate contact Sebastien.Goyon@fei.org with the relevant delivery address and we will send you a pack of stickers, caps and tote bags with campaign branding.
We are also on the lookout for ambassadors – so if you would like to nominate/introduce us to potential ambassadors for the campaign, we are open to suggestions!
Please note all of the above is EMBARGOED until Friday 17 November 20:00 CET when the campaign is officially launched. We kindly ask that you refrain from posting any information, assets, visual, etc until 16:00 on Friday unless reposting from FEI channels.
FEI Endurance Pan American Championships for Seniors, Young Riders & Juniors in Llay Llay (CHI), 23-26 November 2023
We would like to remind everyone that the definite entries deadline for the FEI Endurance Pan American Championships for Seniors, Young Riders & Juniors in Llay Llay (CHI) is on 16 November 2023 by 23:59 CET (for both Championships).
Endurance Independent Governance Advisors – applications now open
Applications are now open for FEI Endurance Officials who would like to become Independent Governance Advisors. In order to apply, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
FEI Endurance Rules Article 856.2.3 Independent Governance Advisors must at a minimum be qualified as level 3 Officials and have ten years' active experience officiating at that level.
For all interested, the application form can be downloaded here.
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The FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Riders and Juniors 2023 in Castelsagrat (FRA) saw UAE and Bahrain take the top 3 individual slots and Bahrain, France and Italy clinch the top 3 team positions.
1° RASHED AHMAD SEGHAYER ALKTEBI (UAE) on EDDY DE MONTROZIER.
Finish Time = 15:16:57
2° RASHED MOHAMED ATIQ KHAMIS AL MEHAIRI (UAE) on CASTLEBAR CADABRA.
Finish Time = 15:18:25
3° ISA HAMEED DAKHEEL AL ANEZI (BRN) on ERMINE DARTAGNAN.
Finish Time = 15:24:54
1° Bahrain. Finish Time = 18:59:45
2° France. Finish Time = 20:19:37
3° Italy. Finish Time = 21:49:31
We wish to remind you that in accordance with Art. 112 of the FEI General Regulations, the dates for all 2024 International Events must be entered into the FEI online Calendar through FEI Database before 01 October. Exceptionally this year, the deadline is postponed to Monday, 02 October 2023 midnight CEST.
At 23:59 CEST on 02 October 2023, the 2024 online Calendar will be blocked. Any modification requested after the deadline will need to be addressed to the FEI by email (email@example.com) using the Calendar Form available on FEI Documents.
The FEI has today confirmed the shortlisted bidders for the FEI World Championships 2026. The shortlist comprises five Organising Committees who have applied to host events in various disciplines, as follows:
The FEI Board will allocate the FEI World Championships 2026 at its in-person Board Meeting on 18 November 2023 in Mexico City (MEX), following a thorough review by the FEI Evaluation Commission and taking into account recommendations by the Technical Committees.
Following three decades of a unique host formula for senior World Championships under the FEI World Equestrian Games™ format, in 2022 the FEI returned to a more flexible approach accepting single and multiple World Championship bids with a focus on catering to the needs and specificities of each discipline. Herning (DEN) hosted hugely successful events in Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage, and Vaulting whereas Eventing and Driving Four-in-Hand competitions took place at Pratoni Del Vivaro (ITA), venue of the 1960 Olympic equestrian events. The FEI Endurance World Championships 2022 were held at Butheeb (UAE) last February.
“We are very pleased with the variety of bids we have received,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “Following the outstanding FEI World Championships 2022 organised in Denmark, Italy and the UAE, we are confident this flexible approach with single and multiple bids serves not only the sport, but also the fans and the development of equestrian around the world, allowing different nations and venues to bid to host a major FEI event.”
The FEI World Championships 2026 in Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage, and Eventing will be the first qualifying events for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A bit of history
The FEI World Championships have a long history.
Dressage is the FEI discipline with the longest tradition of Championships. A Grand Prix de Dressage, organised in Lucerne (SUI) as early as 1927, had hosted 12 riders representing five nations.
Official FEI Dressage Championships were organised on all non-Olympic years between 1930 and 1939 in Switzerland, France, Austria, Hungary, Germany, and Great Britain. The last such event took place in August 1939, only days before the outbreak of World War II.
The FEI tried to revive the event after the war with limited success. Participation gradually improved and European Championships were organised in 1963, which led to the first FEI Dressage World Championship held in Bern (SUI) three years later.
The first Para Dressage Championship, which took place under the leadership of the FEI, was held in July 2007 only a year after Para Equestrian came under the FEI umbrella. The event enjoyed a truly international representation gathering 133 athletes from 35 nations. Since 2010, FEI Dressage and Para Dressage Championships are being held concurrently.
The first FEI Jumping World Championship was organised in June 1953 at the Parc des Princes stadium in the south west of Paris (FRA). The event was drastically different from its modern equivalent as only 19 athletes from 11 countries, including Yugoslavia, Cambodia and the USA, competed. No women took part since female riders would not be able to enter Jumping competitions until 1956.
The first FEI Eventing World Championship was organised in 1966, the same year as the first FEI Dressage World Championship, at the beautiful estate of Lord Burghley in Lincolnshire, Great Britain. The Championship gathered 39 athletes representing five nations: Argentina, Great Britain, Ireland, USA, USSR.
The previous year the FEI had established the configuration according to which World Championships in the Olympic discipline of Jumping were held every four years in the non-Olympic even years and continental championships were organised in the odd years. This pattern is still in use today for all the FEI Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.
The non-Olympic disciplines
The first edition of the FEI Driving World Championship for Four-in-Hand was held in 1972 in Münster (GER) two years after Driving had become an FEI discipline. Since then, the event continues to be organised every two years.
Endurance became an FEI discipline in 1982, one year before Vaulting. The championship histories of these two non-Olympic disciplines have run in parallel from the start with World Championships organised every other year on even years.
FEI Endurance European Championships had been held in 1984 and 1985 until the first FEI Endurance World Championship was organised in September 1986 at Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA).
In 1983, one year after Driving, Vaulting also joined the FEI. In 1984 the first FEI Vaulting European Championship was organised and was followed by another European edition in 1985. This second European edition was open to the rest of the world. A strong showing from the USA convinced the FEI the time had come for a World Championship. The first FEI Vaulting World Championship took place in in the small Swiss town of Bulle from 18 to 20 July 1986.
FEI World Equestrian Games 1990 - 2018
The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were held in the Swedish capital Stockholm with the 1912 Olympic stadium as the main venue. On the initiative of the then-FEI President HRH Prince Philip, the World Championships in all the FEI discipline were held in the same city from 14 July to 5 August 1990. Given the smooth organisation and success of these Games, what should have been a one-off event, was extended and seven more editions took place in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) in 2002, Aachen (GER) in 2006, Lexington, KY (USA) in 2010, Normandy (FRA) in 2014, and Tryon, NC (USA) in 2018. Please click here to visit the FEI History Hub where you will find more details about FEI World Championships.
Copyright © FEI/Brenda Prants PEC (Padise Equestrian Center)
The Padise Equestrian Centre (PEC), located near Estonia's Baltic Sea coast and an hour's drive from the capital of Tallinn, has successfully hosted the inaugural FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses in Northern Europe, showcasing the PEC's world-renowned infrastructure and commitment to responsible horsemanship.
The opening ceremony featured representatives from 13 National Federations (NFs) and the participation of 40 horses from countries that included Argentina, Bahrain, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Kuwait, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, and the UAE.
As part of the ceremony, NF representatives and officials planted 30 cherry blossom trees on the venue grounds, symbolising the event's commitment to environmental awareness, which was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a gala dinner to officially open the championship.
The Championship's natural and technical track, winding through a forest landscape, provided a challenging course totalling 120KM over 4 loops that emphasised both rider skills and stamina for the 8 year-old horses competing.
Taking to the podium were Dominika Malikova Kleinova (SVK), clinching Gold with her mare, Molta. Buti Ali Saif Ali Al Nuaimi (UAE), taking Silver riding his gelding SW Iskulm, and Gil Berenguer Carrera (ESP), taking Bronze on his stallion, Fatal.
Check the podium winners:
1° Dominika Malikova Kleinova (SVK) on Molta. Finish Time = 14:49:36
2° Buti Ali Saif Ali Al Nuaimi (UAE) on SW Iskulm. Finish Time = 15:11:13
3° Gil Berenguer Carrera (ESP) on Fatal. Finish Time = 15:11:17
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