Department updates in Main Paris 2024 - Olympic & Paralympic Games Hub

  • 18 Jul 2024
    Paris 2024 FEI Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update
    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING

    PARALYMPIC GAMES - PARA DRESSAGE

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    FEI History Hub
    OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING

    Arrival forms – Reminder

    We would like to draw your attention on the impending deadlines regarding the submission of your arrival forms for the Olympic Games.

    • Eventing: 17 July 2024
    • Dressage: 18 July 2024
    • Jumping: 19 July 2024

    Links to the forms are available here on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub on Inside.FEI.org.

    Paris 2024 NOC/NPC Stables Supplementary Access Control Device (SACD) Policy

    The Paris 2024 NOC/NPC Stables Supplementary Access Control Device (SACD) Policy and associated procedures are now available on the  FEI Paris 2024 Hub. We kindly ask all NFs taking part in the Olympic Games to complete the excel template and submit it prior to the arrival of the first horses.

    The policy and excel templates are available here on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub.

    Paris 2024 NOC Transport Guide

    Please note the NOC Paris 2024 Transport Guide has been published on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub. We would like to draw your attention to the detailed schedule of the Athlete Transport services (TA) to the Versailles venue provided on page 124.

    Paris 2024 Team Leaders’ Guide

    Please note the NOC Paris 2024 Team Leaders’ Guide has been published on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub. This document should be referred to by Team Leaders (NF Chefs de Mission) and Chefs d’Equipe.

    PARALYMPIC GAMES - PARA DRESSAGE

    Definite Sport Entries

    We kindly remind all NFs qualified to take part in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, that the deadline for the Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive final entries is
     

    5 August 2024 23:59 Paris time (CEST)
     

    By this date, National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) must provide their final entries in the Sports Entry system, directly to Paris 2024.

    The final entries can only include the Athlete/Horse combinations listed in the nominated entries list (published here) having achieved qualification criteria according to the procedure established by the FEI and approved by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

    The number of Athletes and Horses entered on the Official Entries by “Sports Entry Form” were agreed on the quota allocation forms signed by NPCs in March 2024.

    Music – Para Dressage Freestyle

    The FEI has requested confirmation/information from the IPC regarding the requirements that will apply in relation to the music that Athletes will use for the Paralympic Freestyle routine. As soon as the FEI receives any updates on this, NFs will be informed directly. In the meantime, we encourage NFs to gather the relevant information on their Athletes’ freestyle routines so that it is ready if/when it is requested by the IPC/Paris OCOG. For example, for previous Olympic and Paralympic Games, the following information needed to be provided:

    Nationality - Athlete Name
    a) No.
    b) Duration
    c) Title
    d) Artist(s)
    e)Writer/Arranger (if applicable)
    f) Record label/owner of recording
    g) Year First Released
    h) Writer(s)/owner(s) (composition lyrics)
    i) Publisher(s)

    Stables Access

    See “Paris 2024 NOC/NPC Stables Supplementary Access Control Device (SACD) Policy” above. 
    The excel template for the Paralympic Games will soon be uploaded in the Paris 2024 Reference Documents section of the FEI Paris 2024 Hub.

    NPC P Accreditation Access Policy

    Please note the NPC P Accreditation Access Policy has been published on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub. NFs should be liaising with their NPCs on any matters regarding accreditation, including P accreditations.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Physiotherapy for Horses – Reminder

    We kindly remind you that equine physiotherapy is regulated in France and can normally only be carried out by licensed veterinarians. The competent authority French Ministry of Agriculture (MASA) - Direction Générale de l'Alimentation (DGAL) has kindly agreed to a derogation during the Paris 2024 Games. The following conditions apply:

    1. Only one non-veterinary physiotherapist per NOC/NPC and discipline will be allowed.
    2. Non-veterinary physiotherapists must work under the supervision of the Team Veterinarian who in turn must have physiotherapy skills.
    3. Restricted Supportive Therapies as per FEI Veterinary Regulations Article 1063 must be recorded by the non-veterinary physiotherapist and shared with the Organising Committee. (Forms will be distributed by the VSM organisation).
    4. NOCs/NPCs must register their non-veterinary physiotherapists with the Organising Committee (VSM) for the Olympic Games. Please consult the Veterinary and Farrier Services Guide for details. The Organising Committee will send the list of non-veterinary physiotherapists to MASA-DGAL for their authorisation of the non-veterinary physiotherapists to carry out Restricted Supportive Therapies at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
       
    For the physiotherapists working for the Olympic Games, please send information to the following address: vetnocregistration@paris2024.org or

    For physiotherapists working for the Paralympic Games, please send information to the following address: vetnpcregistration@paris2024.org.

    Equine Health Requirements – FEI HorseApp

    Further to the email sent on 12 July 2024 to all NFs with competing Athletes/Horses – your NF members who have access to manage and consult Horses on the FEI Database (NF Horse Admin access), have access to two different pages where they can consult the daily check-ins of your Olympic and Paralympic Horses as well as their submitted travel details.

    You will need to be logged in with your FEI ID number and password and you can only consult the Horses that are listed as Nominated or Definite with your own Athletes.

    These pages are designed for NF members only.
    Click here for: Log of daily check-ins for Olympic & Paralympic Horses
    Click here for: Event travel details for Olympic & Paralympic Horses

    The data comes directly from what is entered by your Athletes/Grooms/Owners in the FEI HorseApp, so please contact them directly if data is missing or if you have questions about their location or travel details. If information has not been submitted or you have any queries regarding the requirements laid out in the Freight Manual, please contact: customs.gles@gl-events.com.

    As a reminder, when a person checks-in a Horse, it geo-localises its position - therefore the Person must be with the Horse when they perform the Check-In. Guidelines on how to use the FEI HorseApp and fulfil the relevant requirements can be found here.

    Access to Hyonate

    The pharmaceutical product Hyonate® has been reported to have limited availability in France this summer. National Federations are advised to bring their own stocks of this product to Paris 2024.

    Latest documents published on the FEI Olympic & Paralympic Hub

    The following documents are now also available on the FEI Paris 2024 hub:

    • Arrival forms, JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING
    • Updated Equestrian Freight Manual
    • Paris 2024 NOC Transport Guide
    • Olympic Team Leaders' Guide
    • NOC/NPC Stables Supplementary Access Control Device (SACD) Policy and Procedures

    NPC P Accreditation Access Policy

    Summary of useful Paris 2024 links

    FEI History Hub
    Who was the first woman to take part in equestrian at Olympic Games?
    When did equestrian enter the Paralympic programme?
     
    Visit the FEI History Hub and read up on all the fun facts of past editions of Olympic and Paralympic Games since the inclusion of equestrian sports

     

  • 17 Jul 2024
    FEI Board Resolutions, 16 July 2024 - Paris 2024

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 16 July. The Paris 2024 resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.

    Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
    FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games - correction

    The Board approved the proposed corrections to the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games Paris.

    Article 630.4 now reads:
    “The Athlete/Horse combination to be substituted will be replaced by the Ap Alternate Athlete/Reserve Horse combination, provided the Reserve Horse has passed the Second First Horse Inspection or the a re-inspection for the Second First Horse Inspection.”

    Dressage – familiarisation (Article 627.6)
    The first Dressage horse re-inspection has changed from 29 to 30 July due to logistical constraints with the overall timetable. This means that the re-inspection will only take place after the familiarisation session which will be held on 29 July.

    The Olympic Regulations were therefore clarified stating that only horses that passed the first Horse Inspection are allowed to participate in the familiarisation session. This is the same approach that has been taken in relation to participation in the Jumping training session (i.e. horses that are awaiting re-inspection cannot participate in the training session).

    The amended Article 627.6 now reads:
    “Horse Inspections will be carried out in accordance with Veterinary Regulations (VRs).

    “The starting order per Nation will be determined by a draw. Nations will present themselves in order determined by the draw and by Horse numbers of each nation. Each team can present a maximum of four (4) horses (including the Reserve Horse) at the Horse Inspection. Only Horses that have passed the first Horse Inspection are permitted to participate in the familiarisation session.”

    The updated FEI Regulations for the Equestrian Event at the Olympic Games will be published here.

  • 4 Jul 2024
    Paris 2024 FEI Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update
    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING

    MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR PARIS 2024 EQUESTRIAN VENUE
    VETERINARY MEMO
    DOPING & MEDICATION GUIDE FOR THE PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES AVAILABLE ONLINE
    PARALYMPIC GAMES - PARA DRESSAGE

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING

    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Definite Entries

    We kindly remind all NFs qualified to take part in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, that the deadline for the Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive final entries is: 8 July 2024 23:59 Paris time.

    By this date, NOCs must provide their final entries in the Sports Entry system directly to Paris 2024. Kindly note that the FEI Entry System is not used for the Olympic Games.
    The final entries can only include the Athlete/Horses combinations listed in the nominated entries lists (published here) from countries having achieved qualification according to the procedure established by the FEI and approved by the IOC.
    The number of Athletes and Horses entered on the Official Entries by "Sports Entry Form" are the following:

    JUMPING:

    • Team: maximum three (3) Athletes and three (3) Horses (plus one (1) Ap Alternate Athlete and/or Reserve Horse).
    • Individual: maximum one (1) Athlete and one (1) Horse.

    DRESSAGE:

    • Team: maximum three (3) Athletes and three (3) Horses (plus one (1) Ap Alternate Athlete and/or Reserve horse).
    • Individual: maximum one (1) Athlete and one (1) Horse.

    EVENTING:

    • Team: maximum three (3) Athletes and three (3) Horses. (plus one (1) Ap Alternate Athlete and/or Reserve Horse).
    • Individual: maximum one (1) Athlete and one (1) Horse for NOCs/NF qualified with one Individual; or maximum two (2) Athletes and two (2) Horses for NOCs/NFs Qualified with two (2) individuals.
    Dressage - Music Submission

    Further to queries from National Federations, the FEI has followed up with the IOC to obtain additional clarifications regarding the process and deadlines that will apply for the submission of the Dressage Freestyle music via the Click’n’Clear system for the Olympic Games.
    See below the revised deadline, as confirmed and communicated by the IOC to the NOCs:

    • 8 July 2024: By no later than 8 July participating athletes must have: (i) started the necessary actions to secure the use of their selected music; and (ii) uploaded the cue sheet/music details and actual recording of their selected music via the ClicknClear platform. Authorisations can be secured with the support of ClicknClear or another provider of your choice (information also to be indicated in their submission to the ClicknClear platform).

    •  31 August 2024: By no later than 31 August the license granting the right to use the selected music must have been obtained and uploaded via the ClicknClear platform..
    MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR PARIS 2024 EQUESTRIAN VENUE

    The FEI aims to provide all NF Medical Team providers with a comprehensive guide to the available medical services for their equestrian athletes and team delegation members at the Olympic Games. The full guide will shortly be accessible here on the Paris 2024 Hub.

    The FEI will be on-site with Dr. Holger Holtschmit, FEI Paris 2024 Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Mark Hart, Chair of the FEI Medical Committee, to assist them throughout the Olympic Games. We kindly request all NF Medical Team providers to provide your medical representative contact information via Hippobase (see Equine Freight Manual), to allow us to create an FEI Medical WhatsApp group for all NF medical representatives. This group will be used to share updates during the Games. Additionally, an informal meet and greet will be organised before the start of the first competition, where key venue medical staff will be available to answer any questions.

    VETERINARY MEMO

    We would like to draw your attention to the Team Veterinarian memo published on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub. Please circulate this information to your veterinarians attending the Games as part of your delegations. The memo is available here.

    DOPING & MEDICATION GUIDE FOR THE PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC GAMES AVAILABLE ONLINE

    We would like to remind everyone that the FEI has compiled a Doping & Medication Guide for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, to ensure that both Athletes and Horses competing at the Games will be compliant with the anti-doping rules. Available in eight languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese), this guide provides pertinent information regarding, but not limited to: 

    • Essential human and equine anti-doping concepts you need to know
    • What anti-doping will look like in Paris 2024
    • Pre-arrival to-do lists

    Access the full Doping & Medication Guide for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the language of your choice right here. Alongside this essential tool, we would also like to remind you that detailed information on both human and equine anti-doping is available to you in the FEI Clean Sport hub on Inside.FEI.org.

     

    PARALYMPIC GAMES - PARA DRESSAG

    Definite Entries

    We kindly remind all NFs qualified to take part in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, that the deadline for the Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive final entries is: 5 August 2024 23:59 Paris time.
    By this date, NPCs must provide their final entries in the Sports Entry system directly to Paris 2024.
    The final entries can only include the Athlete/Horses combinations listed in the nominated entries lists (published here) from countries having achieved qualification according to the procedure established by the FEI and approved by the IPC.
    The number of Athletes and Horses entered on the Official Entries by "Sports Entry Form" were agreed on the quota allocation forms signed by NPCs in March 2024.

    Medical coverage for Paris 2024 Equestrian Venue

    A full Guide on the available medical services for your Para Equestrian athletes and team delegation members at the Paralympic Games will be provided in due course.

     
    GENERAL INFORMATION
    Equine Health Requirements - FEI HorseApp

    In accordance with the Equestrian Freight Manual available on the Paris 2024 hub, certain Equine Health Requirements need to be fulfilled for traceability and biosecurity reasons.
    Information related to each Horse’s location before, during and after their stay in Versailles must be provided, as well as the Horse’s arrival details into France.
    These requirements must be fulfilled via the FEI HorseApp and you will find the relevant details on a specific guidelines page here.
    Please ensure all relevant persons are aware and that the necessary information is submitted on time as requested by Paris 2024, GL Events Equestrian Sport and the relevant French Ministries.
    A specific page will be added on the FEI Database for National Federation Members who manage FEI Horses attending the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    This will allow you to follow-up on the relevant requirements. We will provide this page in the coming days.  
    For any questions regarding the FEI HorseApp, please contact usersupport@fei.org

    Latest documents published on the FEI Olympic & Paralympic Hub

    The following documents are now also available on the FEI Paris 2024 hub:

    o    Customs and tax exemptions - Informative note for NOCs/NPCs

    o    Discharge of Temporary Admission - Customs Certificate

    o    Team Leaders Informative Note (notice of Team Leader meetings)

    o    VAPP Guide (Vehicle Access Passes and Parking)

    o    Grooms' and Veterinarians' Accommodation guide

    o    Grooms' Accommodation Presentation

    Summary of useful Paris 2024 links
    FEI History Hub

    Who was the first woman to take part in equestrian at Olympic Games?
    When did equestrian enter the Paralympic programme? 
    Visit the FEI History Hub and read up on all the fun facts of past editions of Olympic and Paralympic Games since the inclusion of equestrian sports.

     
  • 18 Jun 2024
    Paris 2024 - Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Olympic Games - Jumping, Dressage, Eventing

    Paralympic Games - Para Dressage

    • Important Deadlines
    • Nominated Entries - Certificates of Capability
    • Horse Owners Information

    General Information

    • Physiotherapy for horses
    • Latest documents published on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub
    • Summary of useful Paris 2024 links
    FEI History Hub
     

    OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING

    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Important Deadlines
    2024
    24 June FEI Deadline for achieving Olympic MERs for all Athlete/Horse combinations.
    25 June FEI Deadline for NFs to send Certificates of Capability to FEI.
    08 July Paris 2024 Sport Entry deadline – NOCs submit final entries.
    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Certificate of Capabilities - Deadline reminder

    The deadline for all NFs qualified to take part in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, to send an FEI Certificate of Capability for all Athletes and Horses nominated to the FEI is 25 June 2024 23:59 CEST (Swiss time).
    Athletes and Horses for which FEI Certificates of Capability have not been received by the FEI within the requested deadline, will not be accepted and not allowed to participate in the Olympic Games. The FEI Certificate of Capability must include the record of the results obtained in Competitions, satisfying the requirements as laid down for the respective discipline in the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, confirming that the Athletes and the Horses have obtained the necessary experience and ability to participate at the required standard.

    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Horse Owners Information - FEI Certificate of Capability - Nominated Entries

    The FEI Nominated /Certificate of Capability Entry forms include the space to enter the Horse Owners, this is in relation to the counter-check for the Sport entry deadline (8 July 2024).
    The Paris2024 Sport entry system (8 July 2024 – Sport entry deadline) will require that NOCs/NFs declare - ‘Horse Owner 1’ and ‘Horse Owner 2’ – in the fields that are set up as drop-down lists, with names from the accreditation system that are registered in the Horse Owner category. The Horse Owner 1 must be validated against the Horse Passport.
    In case an NOC/NF decides to make a Pre-competition Change (LAR) before the first Horse Inspection of the respective discipline with a Horse from the FEI Nominated Entries different from the Horse entered by 8 July 2024, the Horse Owner information must be available and entered in the system accordingly.
    We invite NOCs/NFs to submit the information of Horse Owner 1 for any Horse not included in the Paris2024 Sport entry system separately to the FEI by 8 July 2024 to ensure that the FEI can confirm the information and allow a potential transfer if needed.

    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Prefix and suffix for commercial names

    No commercial prefix or suffix will be included with the name of a Horse on any Olympic participation/entry, start or result list. The FEI reserves the right to amend any Horse’s name accordingly (see Olympic Regs Art. 606.2.5).
    It is the responsibility of the NF/NOC to remove (indicated as strikethrough text or in quotation marks) any commercial prefix or suffix from the names of the Horses listed in the Certificate of Capability. FEI Headquarters will review the list and confirm any additional changes when confirming the Nominated entries (Certificates of Capability).

    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Pre-competition Changes (LAR)

    Any Pre-competition Change can only be made with another Athlete/Horse combination that has obtained the Minimum Eligibility Requirement for participation according to the relevant discipline rules and duly entered on the FEI List of Nominated Entry list from 25 June 2024. (Olympic Regs Art 609.1.2).
    For Jumping, Dressage, a maximum of four Horses from Nations qualified with a Team and one Horse for Nations qualified with an Individual may be stabled at the Olympic venue at the same time. Only four Athlete/Horse combinations can be entered on the Definite Entry list for the teams and only one Athlete/horse combination can be entered for the Individual of each Nation in Jumping.
    For Eventing, a maximum of four Horses for Nations qualified with a Team and, either one Horse for Nations qualified with one Individual or two Horses for Nations qualified with two Individuals, may be stabled at the Olympic venue at the same time.
    For administrative purposes, the deadline for the LAR procedure (approved by the Paris2024 OC, IOC and FEI) involving the switch of an Athlete/Horse combination from outside of the Olympic stables, needs to be completed at the latest two hours before the first Horse Inspection of the respective discipline. 

    • Eventing LAR: 26 July 07h30 – first Horse Inspection at 9:30am
    • Dressage LAR: 28 July 05h00 – first Horse Inspection at 7:00am
    • Jumping LAR: 31 July 05h30 – first Horse Inspection at 7:30am (first possibility for Pre-competition Changes)
    Jumping second possibility for Pre-competition Changes - between the first Horse Inspection and the start of Jumping Team Qualifier & Individual Qualifier

    For NOCs qualified with a team, Pre-competition Changes can be made two hours before the starting time of the Team qualifier or between the Team Final and the Individual qualifier but no later than two hours before the Individual qualifier with a horse at the Olympic stables.

    To be eligible to take part in the Horse Inspection (Individual) on Saturday 3 August 2024, all Horses must have been presented at the first Horse Inspection on Wednesday 31 July.
    Dressage - Music rights clearance - Deadline reminder

    We would like to remind you that NFs, intending to enter Dressage Athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, are required to provide the details of all music to be used in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle test at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and to ensure that the music is correctly licensed for use.
    To facilitate this, the platform ClicknClear has been made available specifically for this purpose. All information on completing the process via the ClicknClear’s system is available here on the FEI Paris 2024 hub.
    As this process could take some time, we encourage all NFs to directly inform their Dressage Athletes about this requirement, so that they keep this in mind when preparing their Olympic Dressage routines.
    All official licensing for music must be fully completed via ClicknClear by 8 July 2024 at 23:59 local Paris time.

    Dressage - Individualised Floorplans

    The submission deadline for the individualised floorplans via the FEI Freestyle Creator has been set to the start of the Grand Prix Special. Submitting the floorplan in time is mandatory for all athletes who qualified either for the Grand Prix Special (Team Athletes) or directly for the Grand Prix Freestyle (Individual Athletes). This submission deadline was selected not only to give athletes as much time as possible to decide which floorplan they want to use, but also to enable storytelling around the specific difficulties of these floorplans and to facilitate the Olympic Broadcasting Service capture combinations in the best way possible. Please note that athletes can contact the FEI through dressagefreestyle@fei.org should they wish to check that their floorplans are correctly entered.

    Paris 2024 - NOCs uniform submissioni - Authorised Identifications

    Further to discussions with the IOC, we encourage all NOCs/NFs to review the guidelines regarding Authorised Identification for Equestrian at the Olympic Games 2024 are available under the following links and on the FEI Paris 2024 hub:

    The FEI has been informed by the IOC that the IOC submission tool has been  deactivated. We urge all NOCs/NFs to consult these guidelines to ensure that all Athlete and Horse uniforms as well as all equipment is within the limitations described.

    The FEI will not approve any specific equipment and/or uniforms.
    Prevention on the manipulation of competitions

    In the lead up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (Paris 2024) the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently launched the campaign “Believe in Sport” to raise awareness about competition manipulation and most importantly about what is permitted and what is not permitted during Paris 2024 by any accredited person to the Games.
    Keeping sport fair is a top priority for the IOC and for the FEI. As the manipulation of sports competitions has become an area of great concern in recent years within the sports world, the FEI remains committed to fighting all forms of cheating that threaten both the integrity and the essence of sport.
    It is important to note that this information concerns not only Athletes and Officials, but any person accredited to the Games as the Athletes' Support Personnel, such as trainers, owners, grooms, veterinarians, etc… Furthermore, Executive Board and Board members, as well as their guests are also concerned.
    It is the personal responsibility of everyone involved in the Games, to be aware of the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions including, without limitation, what conduct constitutes a violation of the Code and to comply with the Code's requirements.
    Always remember these four basic Rules:
    Rule #1: Don’t fix the competition and always do your best
    Rule #2: Don’t bet on your own sport or any event at the Olympic Games
    Rule #3: Don’t share information about health issues and sport tactics
    Rule #4: Speak up! If you witness or suspect competition manipulation, you must report it.
    For more information on the prevention of competition manipulation (such as definitions, what is permitted and what is not permitted at Paris 2024, the Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions, the e-learning course or the Reporting Mechanism) click here.
    If you have any questions or comments, please contact the FEI Director Governance & Institutional Affairs, Francisco Lima at Francisco.lima@fei.org.

    PARALYMPIC GAMES - PARA DRESSAG

    Important Deadlines

    National Federations (NFs) are reminded of the upcoming deadlines concerning the Paralympic Games:

    2024
    19 June End of the FEI period for Athlete/Horse combinations to attain a minimum eligibility score. Nominated Entries date – NFs deadline to send in Certificate of Capabilities to the FEI.
    05 August Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive sport entry forms submitted by NPCs.
    Nominated Entries - Certificates of Capability

    As a reminder, the FEI Certificate of Capability for the Paralympic Games is available for download on the FEI Paris 2024 hub. All NFs qualified to take part at the Paralympic Games must send an FEI Certificate of Capability for all Athletes and Horses nominated, to FEI no later than 19 June 2024 23:59 CEST (Swiss time).
    NPCs qualified to take part in the Paralympic Games must send a Certificate of Capability for each Athlete/Horse combination nominated, on a form provided by the FEI, to the FEI no later than 19 June 2024 23:59 CEST (Swiss time). Athletes for which Certificates of Capability have not been received within the requested deadline will not be accepted and not allowed to participate.
    The Certificate of Capability (which can be obtained by Athlete/Horse combinations until 18 June 2024), must include a record of the results obtained in Competitions, satisfying the Minimum Eligibility Requirement as laid down in the Qualification Procedure confirming that the Athlete/Horse combinations have the necessary experience and ability to participate at the required standard.

    Horse Owners Information

    Kindly note that the NF of a Horse belonging to a partnership, company or a syndicate of owners must inform the FEI by the date of the OCOG/IPC Nominated Entries for NPCs: 19 June 2024 of the name of one owner to ensure that it is entered in the Paralympic Accreditation System.

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    Physiotherapy for horses

    Equine physiotherapy is regulated in France and can normally only be carried out by licensed veterinarians. The competent authority French Ministry of Agriculture (MASA) - Direction Générale de l'Alimentation (DGAL) has kindly agreed to a derogation during the Paris 2024 Games. The following conditions apply:

    1. Only one non-veterinary physiotherapist per NOC/NPC and discipline will be allowed.
    2. Non-veterinary physiotherapists must work under the supervision of the Team Veterinarian who in turn must have physiotherapy skills.
    3. Restricted Supportive Therapies as per FEI Veterinary Regulations Article 1063 must be recorded by the non-veterinary physiotherapist and shared with the Organising Committee. (Forms will be distributed by the VSM organisation)
    4. NOCs/NPCs must register their non-veterinary physiotherapists with the Organising Committee (VSM) for the Olympic Games no later than 30 June 2024 and for the Paralympic Games no later than 31 July 2024. Please consult the Veterinary and Farrier Services Guide for details. The Organising Committee will send the list of non-veterinary physiotherapists to MASA-DGAL for their authorisation of the non-veterinary physiotherapists to carry out Restricted Supportive Therapies at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

    For the physiotherapists working for the Olympic Games, please send information to the following address: vetnocregistration@paris2024.org or;
    For physiotherapists working for the Paralympic Games, please send information to the following address: vetnpcregistration@paris2024.org.

    Latest documents published on the FEI Olympic & Paralympic Hub

    The following documents are now also available on the FEI Paris 2024 hub:

    OLYMPIC GAMES:

    • Timetable update: in light of the very compact timetable, changes have been made to timings for horse inspections to allow for familiarization on FoP for the respective disciplines.
    • NOC Medical Guide
    • IOC Late Athlete replacement policy
    • NOC P Accreditation Access Policy - NFs should be liaising with their NOCs on any matters regarding accreditation, including P accreditations.

    OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES:

    • Equestrian Freight Manual - Informative note for NOCs/NPCs

    Use of radio emitting devices

    Summary of useful Paris 2024 links
    FEI History Hub

    Who was the first woman to take part in equestrian at Olympic Games?
    When did equestrian enter the Paralympic programme? 
    Visit the FEI History Hub and read up on all the fun facts of past editions of Olympic and Paralympic Games since the inclusion of equestrian sports.

     

     

  • 12 Jun 2024
    Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games – important notice

    We would like to draw your attention to the latest version of the Paris 2024 Equine Freight Manual (EFM) which is available here. In particular NFs should take note of the impending deadline of 14 June for submitting their requests to bring containers onsite.

    Should you have any questions about the EFM, please contact customs.gles@gl-events.com.

    Visit the Paris 2024 hub for all information relating to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • 17 May 2024
    Paris 2024 FEI Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • Olympic Games - Jumping, Dressage, Eventing
    • Jumping, Dressage, Eventing - Important Deadlines
    • Jumping, Dressage, Eventing - Certificates of Capability
    • Dressage - Music rights clearance

    Paralympic Games - Para Dressage

    • Important Deadlines
    • Certificates of Capability
    • Minimum Eligibility Requirements
    • Music rights clearance

    General Information

    • Veterinary - Use of CCTV systems at the Games
    • Latest documents published on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub
    • Summary of useful Paris 2024 links
    FEI History Hub
     

    OLYMPIC GAMES - JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING
    National Federations (NFs) are reminded of the upcoming deadlines concerning the Olympic Games:

    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Important Deadlines
    2024
    24 June FEI Deadline for achieving Olympic MERs for all Athlete/Horse combinations.
    25 June FEI Deadline for NFs to send Certificates of Capability to FEI.
    08 July Paris 2024 Sport Entry deadline – NOCs submit final entries.
    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing - Certificate of Capabilities

    FEI Certificates of Capability for the Olympic Games are now available for download on the FEI Paris 2024 hub. All NFs qualified to take part at the Olympic Games must send a FEI Certificate of Capability for all Athletes and Horses nominated, to FEI no later than 25 June 2024 23:59 CEST (Swiss time).

    Athletes and Horses for which FEI Certificates of Capability have not been received by the FEI within the requested deadline, will not be accepted and not allowed to participate. The FEI Certificate of Capability must include the record of the results obtained in Competitions, satisfying the requirements as laid down for the respective discipline in the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games, Paris 2024, confirming that the Athletes and the Horses have obtained the necessary experience and ability to participate at the required standard.

    The passport number of each horse nominated on the FEI Certificate of Capability must be provided as well as its birth date, colour, sex and relevant breeding information.
    A registration number for Athletes and Horses must also be provided.

    Upon review of the Certificates of Capability, the FEI will inform the respective NOCs/NFs of any Horse/Athlete combinations that have not reached the required minimum eligibility standard.

    Dressage - Music rights clearance

    NFs, intending to enter Dressage Athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, are required to provide the details of all music to be used in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle test at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and to ensure that the music is correctly licensed for use.

    To facilitate this, the platform ClicknClear has been made available specifically for this purpose. All information on completing the process via the ClicknClear’s system is available here on the FEI Paris 2024 hub.

    As this process could take some time, we encourage all NFs to directly inform their Dressage Athletes about this requirement, so that they keep this in mind when preparing their Olympic Dressage routines.

    All official licensing for music must be fully completed via ClicknClear by 8 July 2024 at 23:59 local Paris time.

    PARALYMPIC GAMES - PARA DRESSAGE
    National Federations (NFs) are reminded of the upcoming deadlines concerning the Paralympic Games:

    Important Deadlines
    2024
    19 June End of the period for Athlete/Horse combinations to attain a minimum eligibility score. Nominated Entries date – NFs deadline to send in Certificate of Capabilities.
    05 August Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive sport entry forms submitted by NPCs.
    Certificates of Capability

    The FEI Certificate of Capability for the Paralympic Games is now available for download on the FEI Paris 2024 hub. All NFs qualified to take part at the Paralympic Games must send an FEI Certificate of Capability for all Athletes and Horses nominated, to FEI no later than 19 June 2024 23:59 CEST (Swiss time).

    NPCs qualified to take part in the Paralympic Games must send a Certificate of Capability for each Athlete/Horse combination nominated, on a form provided by the FEI, to the FEI no later than 19 June 2024 23:59 CEST (Swiss time). Athletes for which Certificates of Capability have not been received within the requested deadline will not be accepted and not allowed to participate.  

    The Certificate of Capability (which can be obtained by Athlete/Horse combinations until the 18 June 2024), must include a record of the results obtained in Competitions, satisfying the Minimum Eligibility Requirement as laid down in the Qualification Procedure confirming that the Athlete/Horse combinations have the necessary experience and ability to participate at the required standard.

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements

    As a reminder to NFs, the minimum eligibility requirements concern results in Competition as well as Classification Grade and Status.
    To be eligible for selection by an NPC, Athletes must:

    • Be internationally classified with a ‘Confirmed’ sport class status or a ‘Review’ sport class status with a review date after 31 December 2024.

    To be eligible for selection by an NPC, Athlete/Horse combinations must:

    • Have achieved at least one (1) sixty-four (64) percent score at a FEI Para Equestrian 3* or above event in an Individual or Team competition between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 or have achieved at least one (1) sixty-four (64) percent score at a FEI Para Equestrian 3* or above event in a Grand Prix Test A or Grand Prix Test B from 1 January 2023 to 19 June 2024. 
    Please verify that the Classification requirements are met by the Nominated Entries date 19 June 2024.
    Music rights clearance

    The FEI is currently liaising with the IPC in regard to the music rights clearance for Para Dressage with the objective of having a similar process to that of the Olympic Games detailed above.

    Further information will be provided to all NFs in due course.

    GENERAL INFORMATION
    Veterinary - Use of CCTV systems at the Games

    In accordance with Article 1008.18 of the FEI Veterinary Regulations, Athletes and/or NFs are permitted to install and use their own camera monitoring systems within the FEI Stables Area for the sole purpose of monitoring their Horse(s), provided a written/email approval has been granted by the FEI. Any such use of camera monitoring systems must comply with the FEI’s protocol.

    In order to apply for authorisation to install a CCTV system at the OG/PG, please fill out the Application Form and submit it as per the instructions in the form, which you can find here in the FEI Paris 2024 Hub.

    In case the CCTV systems are wireless, it will be required to obtain spectrum permission in order to use these. Further information on how to gain spectrum permission will be published in due course.

    If you have any questions, please contact the FEI Veterinary Department.
    Latest documents published on the FEI Paris 2024 hub

    The following documents are now also available on the FEI Paris 2024 hub:

    • Equestrian Freight Manual short version - Informative note for NOCs/NPCs
    Paris 2024 Logistics Presentation – Information for NFs/NOCs/NPCs
    Summary of useful Paris 2024 links
    FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
    FEI History Hub

    Who was the first woman to take part in equestrian at Olympic Games?
    When did equestrian enter the Paralympic programme? 
    Visit the FEI History Hub and read up on all the fun facts of past editions of Olympic and Paralympic Games since the inclusion of equestrian sports.

     

     

  • 18 Apr 2024
    FEI Board Resolutions, 16 April 2024 - Dressage

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 16 April. The main resolutions about Dressage taken on this occasion are listed below.

    GOVERNANCE
    Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission Final Report publication

    The Board approved the publication of the Final Report of the Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission ahead of the FEI Sports Forum 2024. The report will be made available on the dedicated FEI Sports Forum hub here.

    DRESSAGE RULES
    The Board approved the following rule modifications:

    • FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ 2024 – proposed clarification to Article 2.6 Judges to align the wording of the FEI Judges Panel Provision with reference to the FEI Dressage Rules.
    • Rules for the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2024/25;
    • FEI Dressage World Ranking List Rules 2024 (on the basis that the changes would not take effect until 1 September 2024).

    The updated sets of rules will be published here.

    PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
    Olympic Games – updated timetable

    The Board approved the proposed modifications to the Olympic Games timetable for the equestrian competitions.

    Paralympic Games – updated FEI delegation
    The Board approved the proposed appointments for the 2024 Paralympic Games, as follows:

    • Sara Valls Perez (ESP) as Testing Veterinarian further to the withdrawal of Mogens Christophersen (DEN);
    • Markus Hinzke (GER) as a Music Specialist.

    The updated Olympic timetable and list of Paralympic Officials will be published in the dedicated hub here.

  • 18 Apr 2024
    FEI Board Resolutions, 16 April 2024 - Jumping

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 16 April. The main resolutions about Jumping taken on this occasion are listed below.

    GOVERNANCE
    Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission Final Report publication

    The Board approved the publication of the Final Report of the Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission ahead of the FEI Sports Forum 2024. The report will be made available on the dedicated FEI Sports Forum hub here.

    JUMPING RULES
    The Board approved the following sets of rules:

    • FEI Jumping Children’s Classic Final 2024
    • FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy 2024

    Both sets of the updated rules will be published here.

    PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
    Olympic Games – updated timetable

    The Board approved the proposed modifications to the Olympic Games timetable for the equestrian competitions.

    Paralympic Games – updated FEI delegation
    The Board approved the proposed appointments for the 2024 Paralympic Games, as follows:

    • Sara Valls Perez (ESP) as Testing Veterinarian further to the withdrawal of Mogens Christophersen (DEN);
    • Markus Hinzke (GER) as a Music Specialist.

    The updated Olympic timetable and list of Paralympic Officials will be published in the dedicated hub here.

  • 27 Mar 2024
    Last update of the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database (FEI Tack App) before the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Paris 2024

    Please be informed that the next update of the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database (FEI Tack App) will be released after the Easter holidays, on 8 April 2024.

    Further to feedback received from numerous Athletes and Officials, who are seeking clarity regarding the use of tack and equipment during the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, the FEI agreed that this would be the last update of the FEI Tack App prior to the Games. The temporary pause of updates to the FEI Tack App will be applied to all FEI Disciplines, including non-Olympic Disciplines.

    Following the conclusion of the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, the updates shall resume on every first Monday of the month, as per the usual process.

  • 21 Mar 2024
    Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Olympic Games

    Paralympic Games

    General

     

     

    OLYMPIC GAMES

    Important Deadlines - Jumping - Dressage - Eventing

    2024

     

    28 MARCH

    NOCs/NFs to nominate long list of potential Athletes to Paris 2024 (to be submitted to the Paris2024 OC by the respective NOCs).

    24 JUNE

    FEI Deadline for achieving Olympic MERs for all Athlete/Horse combinations.

    25 JUNE

    FEI Deadline for NFs to send Certificates of Capability to FEI

    08 JULY

    Paris 2024 Sport Entry deadline – NOCs submit final entries.

    Tickets for National Federations for Olympic Games Equestrian competitions

    We are pleased to inform you that the FEI are in the position to offer a limited number of competition tickets to National Federations having obtained a qualification quota for the Olympic Games. These tickets are exclusively available for Presidents and Secretary Generals (nominative and non-transferable) and are solely for the competitions in which the qualified athletes of the respective National Federations will be participating. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
    Should you be interested in obtaining tickets. Please kindly contact Catrin Norinder with a copy to Nitia Lazzari by 02 April 2024.

    Individual Quota Places confirmation - Jumping - Dressage - Eventing

    Please be informed that ALL eligible NOCs/NFs have confirmed the use of their allocated Individual quota places by the deadline of 18 March 2024. 
    The current status for individual qualification quota places within each of the three Olympic disciplines – Jumping, Dressage, Eventing has been confirmed as follows. This list is subject to the completion of the respective Minimum Eligibility requirements (MERs), procedures and deadlines. 
    JUMPING

    • Olympic Ranking - Group A: Denmark and Norway
    • Olympic Ranking - Group B: Italy and Portugal
    • Olympic Ranking - Group C: Latvia and Greece
    • Olympic Ranking - Group D and E: Venezuela // through Pan Am Games: Colombia, Argentina, Chile 
    • Olympic Ranking - Group F: Egypt and Syria
    • Olympic Ranking - Group G: Thailand and New Zealand 
    • Olympic Ranking - Overall (NOC not yet qualified above): Luxembourg  

    EVENTING

    • Olympic Ranking - Group A: Denmark (1) and Finland (1*)
    • Olympic Ranking - Group B: Spain (1*) and Austria (1)
    • Olympic Ranking - Group C: Lithuania (1) and Hungary (1)
    • Olympic Ranking – Groups D & E: Chile (1), Argentina (1), Ecuador (2*)
    • Olympic Ranking - Group F:  South Africa (1) and Morocco (1)
    • Olympic Ranking - Group G:  China (2*)
    • Olympic Ranking - Overall (NOCs not yet qualified above): Spain (1*), Finland (1*), Czech Republic (1) 

    * These two nations have a total of two (2) individual quota places 
    DRESSAGE

    • Olympic Ranking - Group A: Norway and Ireland
    • Olympic Ranking - Group B: Luxembourg and Switzerland
    • Olympic Ranking - Group C: Lithuania and Moldova 
    • Olympic Ranking - Group D and E: Dominican Republic and Venezuela // through Pan Am Games: Brazil* and Ecuador
    • Olympic Ranking - Group F: Morocco and Palestine 
    • Olympic Ranking - Group G: New Zealand and Singapore 
    • Olympic Ranking - Overall (NOC not yet qualified above): India 
     * Allocation of one (1) individual quota place further to team quota place withdrawal
     
    The Qualification System documents including the list of NOCs having obtained Team and Individual Quota Places and Reserve NOCs for all three disciplines are available in the FEI Paris 2024 hub.

    Eventing - Olympic Minimum Elegibility Requirements

    Further to queries received from different National Federations, the interpretation of the terms “different events” included in Article 626.1 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games has been clarified as follows.
    All Athletes/Horses who take part in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Eventing Competitions, and subject to the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 below, must achieve the following minimum eligibility requirements (MERs) as a combination by obtaining “FEI qualifying results” at different events in the following level of Competition which take place from 1 January 2023 until (and including) 24 June 2024):
    (i) One (1) qualifying result at a CCI5*-L;
    or (ii) One (1) qualifying result in a CCI4*-L AND 1 qualifying result in a CCI4*-S
    (iii) Plus one (1) qualifying result in a CCI4*-S or 4*L or 5*L to be obtained after 1 January 2024 and on or before 24 June 2024 (the “Confirmation Result”)
    The legal interpretation of “Event” according to the FEI General regulations prevails: A complete meeting, "Show", "Championship" or "Games". While Olympic MERs may therefore be achieved at any events included in the list of OG MER events available here, we strongly encourage that they are obtained at different venues.
    The intention of this provision is to optimise the preparation of Athletes/Horse combinations for the Olympic Cross-Country.
    As a reminder, the preparation and qualification of all athletes and horses is the responsibility of the NFs.
    Should you have any questions, please contact Catrin Norinder with a copy to Nitia Lazzari.

    Veterinary - New documents available

    Kindly note that new Veterinary documents are now available on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub.

    • Pre-Arrival Testing: all of the Pre-Arrival Testing guidance and related submission forms for the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been finalised and are now available here.  
    • Medications for Team Veterinarians: The list of medications that will be available for the team vets at the on-site clinic in Versailles is available here.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the FEI Veterinary Department.

    PARALYMPIC GAMES

    Important deadlines Para Dressage

    2024

     

    03 MAY

    Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive accreditation application forms submitted by NPCs (“Accreditation Long List”). This deadline is for all stakeholder groups, including Athletes, NPC teams, Horse Owners etc.

    19 JUNE

    End of the period for Athlete/Horse combinations to attain a minimum eligibility score. Nominated Entries date – NFs deadline to send in Certificate of Capabilities.

    05 AUGUST

    Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive sport entry forms submitted by NPCs.

    Allocations of Qualifications Slots

    As per the Qualification Regulations, NPCs were notified of allocated qualification slots on 4 March, and had until 18 March to confirm the use of allocated places. The Qualification System document has been updated accordingly on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub.
    The FEI will inform NPCs of any reallocations, and the awarding of Bipartite Commission Invitations by 25 March, after which the final list will be published.
    The current status for team and individual qualification quota places for Para Dressage has been confirmed as follows. This list is subject to the completion of the respective Minimum Eligibility requirements (MERs), procedures and deadlines.

    Team Qualifications (three or four slots)

    • Host Country – France
    • 2022 FEI World Championships – Netherlands, Denmark, USA, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Italy
    • 2023 FEI European Championships – Sweden
    • FEI Para Equestrian Regional Team Ranking allocation – Canada, Singapore*, Australia
    • FEI Para Equestrian Team Ranking List Allocation – Austria, Norway
    • Completion of Team Quota – Ireland

    * Accepted three quota slots, one returned for reallocation

    Individual Qualifications (maximum 2 slots per NPC)
    ara Equestrian Individual Ranking List Allocation – Regional Distribution

    • Africa – South Africa
    • Americas – Brazil*, Mexico
    • Asia – Hong Kong, Japan*
    • Europe – Latvia, Poland, Finland*
    • Oceania – New Zealand
    • Completion of Quota - Hungary, Czech Republic, Finland*, Slovakia

    *These nations have a total of two (2) individual quota places

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for selection by an NPC, Athletes must:

    • Be internationally classified with a ‘Confirmed’ sport class status or a ‘Review’ sport class status with a review date after 31 December 2024.

    To be eligible for selection by an NPC, Athlete/Horse combinations must:

    • Have achieved at least one (1) sixty-four (64) percent score at a FEI Para Equestrian 3* or above event in an Individual or Team competition between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022, or have achieved at least one (1) sixty-four (64) percent score at a FEI Para Equestrian 3* or above event in a Grand Prix Test A or Grand Prix Test B from 1 January 2023 to 19 June 2024.

    We remind National Federations to verify their Athlete’s Classification Status, and please contact the Para Dressage department if there are any questions. Athletes must meet the Eligibility requirements by the deadline of 19 June 2024.

    Veterinary - New documents available

    Kindly note that new Veterinary documents are now available on the FEI Paris 2024 Hub.

    • Pre-Arrival Testing: all of the Pre-Arrival Testing guidance and related submission forms for the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been finalised and are now available here.  
    • Medications for Team Veterinarians: The list of medications that will be available for the team vets at the on-site clinic in Versailles is available here.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the FEI Veterinary Department.

    GENERAL

    Paris 2024 iconic poster revealed

    Summary of useful Paris 2024 links

    FEI History Hub

    Who was the first woman to take part in equestrian at Olympic Games?
    When did equestrian enter the Paralympic programme? 
    Visit the FEI History Hub and read up on all the fun facts of past editions of Olympic and Paralympic Games since the inclusion of equestrian sports.

     

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