Jumping is the best known – and probably most readily understood – of all the FEI disciplines and is one of the three Olympic equestrian sports, along with Dressage and Eventing. As in all equestrian disciplines, men and women compete on equal terms in Jumping in both individual and team events.
Jumping is a spectacular mix of courage, control and technical ability that takes horse and rider over 10 to 13 “knockable” obstacles, some of which may be double or treble combinations, with penalties incurred for each obstacle knocked down or refused. Jumping has also produced some of equestrian sport’s most memorable Olympic moments.
An example of this came in 1956 in Stockholm when Halla, still the only horse to have won three Olympic Jumping gold medals, threw her rider, Hans Günter Winkler, into the air after taking off for a fence too early. Winkler landed awkwardly back in the saddle, tearing a groin muscle in the process, but he knew that failure to continue in the competition would eliminate not only Halla and himself but the whole German team. He carried on valiantly despite being unable to give Halla direction, Halla completed the course without any faults, Germany won the team gold medal and Halla and Winkler the individual gold.
Winkler went on to become the only rider to win five Olympic Jumping gold medals, while household names associated with Jumping are Winkler’s fellow German multi-Olympic gold medallists Alwin Schöckemöhle and Ludger Beerbaum. Canada’s Ian Millar, meanwhile, equalled the record for the most Olympic appearances by any athlete in London in 2012, his tenth Olympic Games.
The FEI Board held a teleconference on 2 May. The Paris 2024 resolution taken on this occasion is listed below.
PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
The Board approved the following appointments of International Technical Officials for the 2024 Olympic Games:
Eventing Technical Delegate: Marcin Konarski (POL)
Jumping Technical Delegate: Guilherme Nogueira Jorge (BRA)
Foreign Veterinary Delegate: Dr Emily Sandler (USA)
President of the Veterinary Commission: Dr Thierry Grisard (FRA)
Member of the Veterinary Commission: Dr Juliana Freitas (BRA)
Member of the Veterinary Commission: Dr Julius Peters (NED)
Overall Chief Steward: Cesar Hirsch (VEN)
The FEI Board held a teleconference on 2 May. The Jumping resolution taken on this occasion is listed below.
Riders Tour Rules Season 2023/2024
The Board approved the proposed Rules for the Riders Tour season 2023/2024.
The document has been published on the FEI website here.
We are pleased to confirm that the FEI Online Schedule Platform is now ready to be used for all FEI Jumping Events taking place from 1 August 2023 onwards.
This is the result of a successful Pilot Phase with the involvement of NFs and OCs for a selection of FEI Jumping Events since the beginning of the year.
The FEI Online Schedule will:
Your National Federation Members responsible for Jumping schedules and entries will shortly be contacted with further detailed information and guidelines that they will need.
The FEI Online Schedule has been operational for Eventing since 2021 and the FEI will continue to roll out this positive and useful platform for further disciplines in the future.
For any questions related to the FEI Online Schedule, please don’t hesitate to contact: email@example.com.
For a recap on some of the FEI’s latest digital developments, you can watch in REPLAY the dedicated session TechQuestrian: going for gold from the FEI Sports Forum here and refer to all the FEI’s digital solutions at https://hub.fei.org/.
The FEI Board held an extraordinary teleconference on 4 April. One of the main resolutions taken on this occasion is listed below.
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series
Proposed Changes to the FEI General Regulations and Allocation of FEI Named Events Policy
Emergency Board Resolution*:
The Board approved as an Emergency Board Resolution the proposed changes to the FEI General Regulations (Art. 103, 105, 106, and 112) along with the related modifications to the Allocation of FEI Named Events Policy. The details are outlined in the attached document. These modifications were presented during the consultation process of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Taskforce.
The updated FEI General Regulations, effective 4 April 2023, have been published here and the modified Allocation of FEI Named Events Policy is available here.
The Board approved a concept for the new series. The Board tasked the FEI Headquarters with taking the necessary actions to develop the concept, qualification formula and rules further, in consultation with the FEI Jumping Committee and the Regional Group Chairs, where necessary. The FEI Headquarters will also prepare a bid document and launch the bidding process for the new FEI Team Jumping Series.
The Board agreed to suspend the provisions relating to the 2024 season in the current rules of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series.
Additional details on the new framework and working concept for the FEI’s oldest and most prestigious series are available in this press release.
Regarding the Emergency Board Resolution listed above, National Federations have until 5 May 2023 to signify their disapproval by sending an email to Francisco P. Lima, Director Governance & Institutional Affairs.
We wish to remind you that, according to the FEI General Regulations, the deadline for Applications or modifications of CSI5*/CSIO5* Events taking place in 2024 is 01 May 2023.
From 02 May until 01 June 2023, NFs can request changes to the 2024 Jumping 5* Calendar with a Calendar Form. The 2024 Jumping 5* Calendar should then be approved by 31 July 2023 at the latest.
Please note that a FAQ was published on FEI Documents in January this year, in case you have questions concerning the Calendar application Deposits.
Should you have any questions related to the FEI Calendar, please do not hesitate to contact Guillaume Dolivo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to provide you with a brief overview of the situation and measures that have been taken by the FEI, in consultation with the Organising Committee and the Belgian Equestrian Federation, following a confirmed case of EHV-1 in Lier, Belgium.
A horse presenting symptoms on the weekend in Lier was immediately isolated and following confirmation of EHV-1 at the start of the week, the concerned horse and an additional 25 horses deemed to be in-contact were blocked from the FEI database.
The PRs have all been notified, alongside their respective National Federations and National Head Veterinarians (NHVs).
The affected horse and each of the 25 in-contact horses are prevented from attending any FEI events until they have fulfilled certain health requirements which are imposed in order to minimize any potential transmission of the virus, both to their own horses and the wider horse population. The mandatory biosecurity measures include isolation for a minimum of 21 days, taking twice daily rectal temperatures and conducting laboratory testing for EHV-1. Release from isolation can only take place on the advice of a veterinarian and in order to be “un-blocked” and have access to FEI Events, the horses will need to comply with all the return to competition protocols and have the restriction lifted by the FEI Veterinary Department.
We are grateful for the community’s vigilance in all matters of biosecurity and once again reiterate the importance of the Horse Health Requirements and all the preventative measures the community can actively apply in order to minimise the risk of disease transmission.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter, don’t hesitate to contact the Veterinary Department.
The FEI is working closely with the Spanish National Federation, the Spanish Veterinary Authority and the Organising Committee in Oliva following four confirmed cases of EHV-1 at Oliva (ESP). These four horses were among ten horses stabled in the same stable block that developed fever. They were immediately isolated and tested, with four returning a positive test for EHV-1. There have been no reports of any neurological signs in these horses.
All the precautionary measures to minimise the risk of transmission have been swiftly applied, and ALL the horses attending Oliva from 7 February to 22 February - close to 1,000 horses – are now blocked in the FEI database. This includes any horses that may have already left Oliva to compete at other FEI events.
For the 82 horses stabled in the same block as the four horses that tested positive, they are required to stay onsite for at least seven days with measures and testing protocols to be fulfilled prior to leaving the venue, while for the remaining horses, they can leave the venue as soon they have completed a pre-departure veterinary check.
The PRs have all been notified, alongside their respective National Federations.
All the horses that have been blocked in the FEI database are prevented from attending any FEI events until they have fulfilled certain health requirements which are imposed in order to minimize any potential transmission of the virus, both to their own horses and the wider horse population. The mandatory biosecurity measures include isolation for a minimum of 21 days, taking twice daily rectal temperatures and conducting laboratory testing for EHV-1. Release from isolation can only take place on the advice of a veterinarian and in order to be “un-blocked” and have access to FEI Events, the horses will need to comply with all the return to competition protocols and have the restriction lifted by the FEI Veterinary Department.
An FEI Update will be sent tomorrow to the greater equestrian community. We thank you for your cooperation and vigilance in all matters of biosecurity.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter, don’t hesitate to contact the Veterinary Department.
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
FEI RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Paris 2024 Olympic Games
- Paris 2024 Paralympic Games
QUALIFICATION OF NATIONS
- Qualification systems for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
- FEI Olympic Group Qualification Events (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing)
- Paris 2024 Paralympic Games - Para Dressage Qualification System
PARIS 2024 VENUE TESTING ACTIVITIES
Accreditation FOR HORSE OWNERS
We hope you find this information useful and take the opportunity to wish a very Happy and Merry Holiday Season!
With the growing demand for FEI wild card invitations and with changes made to the Jumping Rules for 2023 allowing an additional FEI invitation to an Athlete attempting to earn a Certificate of Capability for the Olympic Games, the FEI Jumping Department and Jumping Committee have reviewed the existing criteria for the allocation of FEI wild card invitations over the past year.
The updated version is available here and will come into force as of 1 January 2023.
Please share this document amongst the Jumping Organisers and Athletes.
For any questions please contact the Jumping Department.
The FEI Board held its monthly teleconference on 6 December. The main resolutions related to Jumping taken on this occasion are listed below.
ALLOCATION OF FEI NAMED SERIES, EVENTS AND FINALS
FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy 2023
The Board approved the allocation of the following legs for the FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy 2023:
Herning (DEN), 18-22 October 2023
Lyon (FRA), 1-5 November 2023
Stuttgart (GER), 15-19 November 2023
Salzburg (AUT), 6-10 December 2023
Mechelen (BEL), 26-30 December 2023
FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup™ 2023
The Board approved the allocation of the following legs for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth 2023:
Opglabbeek (BEL), 29 March-2 April 2023
Gorla Minore (ITA), 5-9 April 2023
Zduchovice (CZE), 19-23 April 2023
Compiegne (FRA), 27-30 April 2023
Lamprechtshausen (AUT), 3-7 May 2023
Samorin (SVK), 11-14 May 2023
Drammen (NOR), 27-30 May or 9-12 June 2023
Zuidwolde (NED), 30 May-4 June 2023
Hagen (GER), 13-18 June 2023
Dielsdorf-Zurich (SUI), 23-27 August 2023
Middle East Qualifier:
Sharjah (UAE), 3-5 February 2023
Opglabbeek (BEL) 13-17 September 2023
FEI Medical/Maternity Leave Provisions
The Board approved the modifications of the Jumping, Dressage, and Driving Ranking 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 Rules.
Detailed explanations of these modifications is available in a dedicated press release published here.
The updated versions of the respective Ranking Rules have been published.
FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup™ Rules 2023
The Board approved the rules of the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup™ Series 2023. They will be available here.
Paris 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES
Appointment of the Jumping Course Designer
The Board approved the joint appointment of Santiago Varela (ESP) and Gregory Bodo (FRA) as Co-Course Designers for the Jumping and Eventing Jumping Competitions of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Additional details on this appointment will be published in a dedicated press release here.
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