Department updates in Main Vaulting

  • 6 Oct 2023
    FEI Vaulting Seminar Salzburg 3-5 November 2023 – Hybrid Session dedicated to the Wellbeing of the Vaulting Horse

    As part of the FEI Vaulting Seminar which will be held in Salzburg from 3-5 November 2023, we are pleased to inform you that we are organising a hybrid session dedicated to the Wellbeing of the Vaulting Horse. We strongly encourage the Vaulting Community to participate in this session and to join online. The session will take place on Friday 3 November from 14:00 to 17:30 CET and will include presentations as well as open discussions on subjects such as Horse Score 2024, FEI Veterinary Rules and processes, Horse Inspection, Training of the Vaulting Horse and Participative workshops, to name a few.

    Please note that the hybrid session is open to everyone but prior registration through National Federation is required. Participants have to be registered in the FEI Course Calendar before Friday 20 October 2023.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the FEI Vaulting Department.

    We invite you to share this information with the Vaulting Community of your country.

  • 31 Aug 2023
    FEI Calendar 2024 deadline - Reminder

    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 (calendar@fei.org) using the Calendar Form available on FEI Documents.

     

    You will find the full Memo which can also be accessed via the FEI Calendar here.

  • 24 Aug 2023
    FEI confirms bidders for FEI World Championships 2026

    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:

    • Aachen (GER) – Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage, Eventing, Driving Four-in-Hand, Vaulting
    • Boekelo (NED) – Eventing
    • Burghley (GBR) – Eventing
    • Al Ula (KSA) – Endurance
    • Samorin (SVK) – Endurance

    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.”

    Olympic qualifications
    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.

  • 22 Aug 2023
    FEI Vaulting Seminar in Salzburg (AUT), 3 – 5 November 2023

    We are pleased to inform you that our next in-person FEI Vaulting Seminar will take place in Salzburg from 3 to 5 November 2023.

    The Seminar is open to all FEI Vaulting Judges and NF Representatives (max. 2 per NF). Registrations can be made directly in the FEI Course Calendar. Please note that the application deadline is 22 September 2023 and that registrations are limited to 50 participants.

    The detailed programme of the Seminar will be shared at a later stage.

    If you have any questions, please contact thya.moritz@fei.org from the Vaulting Department.

    We look forward to seeing you on this occasion.

  • 28 Jun 2023
    FEI Rules Revisions 2023

    The Rules Revision Process 2023 is well underway with the first draft of the proposed changes now available to National Federations and Stakeholders for review and feedback by 16 August 2023 prior to being submitted to the General Assembly for approval in November as per the timeline below: 
    1 March 2023
    National Federations and Stakeholders with whom the FEI has signed an MOU have the opportunity to propose Rules changes as per the FEI Periodical Rules Revision Policy.
    28 June 2023
    The FEI provides National Federations and Stakeholders with the first Draft of proposed Rules change.
    IMPORTANT
    The 1st Draft of proposed Rules changes Memos as well as the Templates to provide feedback by 16 August 2023 can be found HERE. ONLY proposals submitted online on the Rules Revision Platform using the respective Templates will be accepted.
    16 August 2023
    National Federations and Stakeholders are given seven weeks to review the first Draft and the proposed amendments in this first Draft and make comments and/or propose any changes in relation to the first Draft.
    24 October 2023
    Final Draft of the proposed Rules changes is provided to National Federations and Stakeholders.
    20 November 2023
    Rules Session at FEI General Assembly in Mexico City (MEX).
    21 November 2023
    Voting of Rules at the FEI General Assembly.

    For more information on the FEI Rules Revision processes and timelines, click here.

    If you have any questions please contact the FEI Director Governance & Institutional Affairs at Francisco.lima@fei.org

  • 21 Jun 2023
    Elections & Appointments 2023

    The names of candidates vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee for the Elections & Appointments 2023 are available on Inside.FEI.org. For the positions to be elected by the FEI General Assembly 2023, the candidacy files can also be consulted.

    The open positions are:

    Elections 
    •    Chair of Regional Group III – Board Member
    •    Chair of Regional Group VII – Board Member
    •    Chair of Driving Technical Committee – Board Member
    •    Chair of FEI Tribunal
    •    Members of FEI Tribunal
    •    Member of Audit & Compliance Committee
    •    Members of Nominations Committee, all Regional Groups

    Appointments 
    •    Member of Jumping Committee          
    •    Member of Dressage Committee
    •    Member of Para Equestrian Committee     
    •    Member of Eventing Committee      
    •    Member of Driving Committee      
    •    Member of Vaulting Committee            
    •    Members of Veterinary Committee
    •    Member of Medical Committee
    Should you have any questions regarding the FEI Elections & Appointments 2023, please contact the Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs, Francisco Lima.

  • 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
    Jumping jumpingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/jumping/forms
    Dressage anna.milne@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/dressage/organise-course
    Para Dressage thya.moritz@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/dressage/ped-organise-course
    Eventing eventingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/eventing/forms
    Driving & Para driving@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/driving/course-organisation
    Endurance endurance@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/endurance/organise-a-course
    Vaulting vaultingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/vaulting/organise-course
    Veterinary veterinary@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/veterinarians/education/organise-a-course

    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.

  • 3 May 2023
    Board Teleconference, 02 May 2023, Vaulting Resolution

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 2 May. The Vaulting resolution taken on this occasion is listed below.

    Vaulting
    Vaulting Qualification for 2024 Championships – Rules Change Proposal

    The Board agreed to proposed modifications to the Qualification System for the FEI Vaulting Championships 2024 to include a qualification requirement for Squads and Horses. This proposal is the result of a survey conducted on the future on the discipline ahead of the online Vaulting Forum, held in February 2023, followed by discussions between the Chairs of the FEI Vaulting Committee and the EEF Working Group Vaulting.

    The FEI will share the new Qualification System with the National Federations and Stakeholders before the remaining FEI Vaulting Rules modification proposals are published on 28 June 2023, and with the clarification that such changes would only apply if the proposed rule changes to the FEI Vaulting Rules are accepted by the FEI General Assembly 2023. The proposal will be communicated at an earlier stage because the qualification period for the FEI Vaulting Championships 2024 started on 1 January 2023.

  • 16 Feb 2023
    FEI Vaulting Guidelines

    We would like to inform the Vaulting Community that an updated version of the FEI Vaulting Guidelines has been published on the FEI website today. The changes concern the number of canter strides for static exercises (Art. 3.1 & 3.4).

    Please forward this information to the Vaulting Community in your country.
    For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FEI Vaulting Department.

  • 31 Jan 2023
    FEI Board Resolutions 31 January 2023 - Vaulting

    The FEI Board held its first teleconference of 2023 on 31 January. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.

    ALLOCATION FEI NAMED SERIES, EVENTS AND FINALS

    VAULTING
    FEI Vaulting World Cup™ Final Rules 2024

    The Board approved the Rules for the FEI Vaulting World Cup™ Final 2024.
    The rules will be published here.

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