FEI Jumping Committee unanimous on competition format proposal to be presented at FEI Board Meeting next week
As part of their annual in-person meeting, the FEI Jumping Committee gathered in Lausanne on 30 and 31 May to discuss, amongst other things, the Longines League of Nations Rules which are set to be presented to the FEI Board for approval next week and launched in 2024.
Following the two days of productive meetings, the Committee have confirmed their unanimous support and enthusiasm for a concept which they believe will increase the attractiveness of the series for fans and non-equestrian spectators alike, providing the framework for sporting highpoints and ample opportunities for story-telling.
The format they have devised consists of two rounds, whereby in the first round, all four athletes from all ten teams (and potentially the host nation) participate with the 3 best scores to count, followed by a second Round where the best eight teams compete in reverse order - carrying forward their penalties from the first round - however with only three athletes per team and no drop score.
For the Final, the same format is applied, but with all eight teams qualified for the Longines League of Nations Final competing across both rounds, again, with only three riders in the second round and no drop score in the second round. This new format will be unique to the Longines League of Nations.
“The FEI Jumping Committee unanimously supports this concept and we are excited for the future of the Longines League of Nations, and look forward to presenting this to the FEI Board next week.
“This format is more transparent, and the second round with no drop score will really put every team to the test, as well as offering the fans and viewers with excitement and suspense throughout.
“The consultation process has been extremely beneficial and it’s a real testament to strength of the Longines League of Nations product, that we have had this level of support and endorsement from all our stakeholders and stakeholder representatives throughout.
The formal proposal by the Jumping Committee for the Longines League of Nations Rules was the last important piece to the puzzle in the comprehensive consultation process, which has been underway since last October, to completely refresh the FEI’s oldest team series. Just last week, the FEI launched the bidding process while an official signing ceremony with the FEI’s Top Partner Longines confirmed their full commitment to the updated series framework which sees the top ten nations go head to head at five top events (locations to be confirmed following the bid process later this summer), leading into a Final for the top eight nations in a bid to secure the Longines League of Nations title.
Next steps for the Longines League of Nations include the submission of the Rules to the FEI Board for their approval at the in-person meeting on 6-7 June, followed by allocation of events to prospective Organising Committees as per the Bid Guide timelines.
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Relevant Media Updates:
A sustainable future for the FEI’s oldest and most prestigious team series centre stage at Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Task Force Meeting
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.
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