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  • 20 Feb 2024
    Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Olympic Games

    Paralympic Games

    General

     
    OLYMPIC GAMES
    Important Deadlines - Jumping - Dressage - Eventing
    2024
    18 MARCH NOCs/NFs to confirm allocated individual & composite team quota places to the FEI
    28 MARCH NOCs/NFs to nominate long list of potential Athletes to Paris 2024*
    24 JUNE Deadline for achieving Olympic MERs for all Athlete/Horse combinations
    25 JUNE NFs to send FEI Certificates of Capability to the FEI
    08 JULY Paris 2024 Sport Entry deadline – NOCs submit final entries
    * IMPORTANT: NOCs will be required to nominate directly to Paris2024 OC, the long list of all Athletes who could possibly be entered for the Olympic Games by 28 March 2024.  This accreditation long list includes the NOC Delegation with all potential grooms, horse Owners, Team officials. For more information, please contact your NOC directly.
    Individual Quota Places confirmation
    Jumping - Dressage - Eventing

    The FEI has informed eligible NOCs/NFs of the allocation of Individual quota places on 19 February 2024. All eligible NOCs/NFs must now confirm or decline their allocated Individual quota place for the Paris2024 Olympic Games to the FEI in writing by 18 March 2024. An answer from both the respective NOC and NF is required. 
    The current status for individual qualification quota places within each of the three Olympic disciplines – Jumping, Dressage, Eventing - has been outlined below. This list is subject to the completion of the respective qualification requirements, 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 
    • Highest ranked NOC not yet qualified: 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)
    • Three (3) highest Ranked NOCs not yet qualified: 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 
    • Highest ranked NOC not yet qualified: 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.

    Deadline to submit Horse Owner's information to the FEI

    Please note that the date for the registration of owners is lined up with the NOC deadline to submit the long list for accreditation to the Paris2024 Organising Committee.
    Article 620 – OWNERS OF HORSES
    1. Accreditation
    Each NOC may request accreditation for a maximum of two (2) Owners for each Horse allowed into the Olympic Stables during the Olympic Games. One (1) of those two (2) Owner’s name must be entered in the passport. Access will include the stables in accordance with Veterinary Regulations, training areas, Athletes’ and Olympic Family seating.
    2. Registered owners
    The National Federation (NF) of a Horse belonging to a partnership or a syndicate of Owners must inform the FEI by the date of the OCOG/IOC accreditation date (entry by number) for NOCs: 28 MARCH 2024, of the name of one (1) Owner to ensure that they are entered in the Olympic Accreditation system.

    Olympic Minimum Elegibility Requirements - Eventing

    Further to queries received from different National Federations, the wording of the below Article 626.1 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games is confirmed 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”)

    Combinations obtaining all of their MER results at 4* level must achieve a minimum of three (3) MERs, one of which must be obtained at a long-format event. Alternatively, combinations obtaining one MER at 5* level must achieve a minimum of two (2) MER results. Of these MERs, all combinations must obtain at least one (1) MER result in 2024, the “confirmation result”.
     
    The list of events counting for achieving Olympic Minimum Eligibility Requirements for 2024 is available here.

    Should you have any question, please contact Catrin Norinder with a copy to Nitia Lazzari.

    PARALYMPIC GAMES
    Important Deadlines Para Dressage
    28 FEBRUARY Deadline to submit change of nationality requests to the IPC
    04 MARCH FEI notifies the NPCs in writing about the number of allocated qualification slots
    18 MARCH NPCs confirm in writing the use of allocated qualification slots

    Deadline for NPCs to submit Bipartite Commission Invitation applications to FEI
    25 MARCH FEI confirms in writing the reallocation of unused qualification slots and the awarding of Bipartite Commission Invitations
    03 MAY Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive accreditation application forms submitted by NPCs (“Accreditation Long List”)
    19 JUNE End of the period for Athlete/horse combinations to attain a minimum eligibility score

    NFs to send FEI Certificates of Capability to FEI
    05 AUGUST Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive sport entry forms submitted by NPCs
    GENERAL

    Remember to check out the Paris 2024 Hub, where you will find all the relevant information, guidelines and rules, as well as latest news, updates and deadlines with regards to the equestrian events of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
     
    Each tab opens a dedicated section, and you will find at the end of the table of contents links to the latest Media Updates as well as Department Updates with technical information and reminders regarding upcoming deadlines. This hub is continually being updated, and we include the date of publication for all documents when documents are published and subsequently updated.

    Who was the first woman to take part in equestrian at Olympic Games?
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    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.

     

  • 13 Feb 2024
    Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

    Nationality Changes
    We would like to make National Federations aware of the news concerning Nationality changes prior to the Paralympic Games, which was communicated by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC):

    With the preparations for your team’s participation at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games stepping up, we want to remind you of the nationality changes procedure for participating athletes presented during the Chef de Mission Seminar in Paris last August, and detailed in the IPC Nationality Regulations published in the IPC Handbook (effective 01 September 2022). 

    Please note that the deadline to submit change of nationality requests to the IPC is 28 February 2024.

    For any inquiries on Qualification Regulations and Eligibility, please refer to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Qualifications Regulations (updated January 2024). 

    Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.

    Bipartite Commission Invitation Applications
    The IPC will be opening the Bipartite application system shortly, which is to be communicated to all National Paralympic Committees (NPCs). We encourage any NFs who are interested in submitting such an application to get in contact with their NPC as soon as possible.

    As a reminder, the start of the Bipartite Commission Invitation application process is 19 February, and all applications must be received by 18 March at the latest.

    Classification Status
    We would like to remind NFs that to be eligible for selection for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, all Athletes must be internationally classified with a “Confirmed” status, or a “Review” status with a fixed review date after 31 December 2024. Athletes with a “Review” status with a date prior to 31 December 2024 or without a date would not be eligible for selection.

    If you have any questions on the above topics, please contact the Para Dressage Department.

  • 26 Jan 2024
    Communication to National Federations and Stakeholders involved in Eventing

    Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games – Eventing Format
    The Online Eventing Seminar held on 20 January was, as mentioned in the invitation, the opportunity to introduce a proposal supported by the FEI Eventing Committee for the Eventing format for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.
    General information on the Seminar is available in this press release.
    Below you will find details on the background for the proposal, a presentation of the format along with an outline of the next steps.

    General background information
    The proposal has been made further to information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the LA2028 Event Programme and quota will be confirmed by the IOC Executive Board after the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the first quarter of 2025 (Q1 2025).

    In December 2023, the IOC asked International Federations (IFs) to formulate proposals for changes to the Event Programme in line with the principles of IOC Agenda 2020+5, the strategic roadmap of the IOC and the Olympic Movement, and tailored to the LA2028 vision and context. This includes focus on athletes, cost, complexity, gender equality, and global appeal.

    In order for the proposals for events to be included in the IOC consultation process and reviewed before the decision in Q1 2025, IFs were urged to make their submissions by 1 March 2024.

    Background information on the proposed Eventing format
    The proposed modifications to the Los Angeles 2028 Eventing Competition Format presented at the Eventing Seminar was the result of discussions between the FEI, IOC and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), the host broadcast organisation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    OBS are strong supporters of Eventing Cross Country as it generates spectacular images of the environment and provides iconic views of the host city, such as the London historical landmarks, the Rio sugarloaf mountains or the Tokyo skyline. OBS formulated a proposal to make Eventing more attractive to fans and new audiences, and increase the media value by capitalising on the Cross Country phase which is a unique draw for the discipline.

    We would like to clarify that discussions regarding proposed modifications to the Olympic format concern only Eventing and do not apply to either Jumping or Dressage as in these disciplines no changes are proposed.

    Eventing Format Proposal
    The OBS proposal supported by the FEI Eventing Committee as it is in line with Olympic principles, sees the team competition run on the short format (Dressage, Jumping, Cross Country) with Team medals awarded after the Cross Country while the Individual competition remains on the long format, as per previous Olympic Games, with the Jumping round held the day after the Cross Country to award the Individual medals. This would entail two medal days, with Team Medals awarded on Day Three after the Cross Country followed by Individual Medals on Day Four after the Final Individual Jumping Round.

    The day-by-day breakdown would be as follows:
    Day One & Day Two: Dressage and Jumping (all participants)*
    Day Three: Cross Country (all participants) & Team Medals
    Day Four:   
    Individual Jumping & Individual Medals
    *Timetabling on Days One and Two will be held in accordance with the logistical possibilities.

    The Team “short” format Cross Country will be run according to the current distance of 10 mins. This format is already in use at many events worldwide and would not bring drastic changes to the spirit of the discipline. It will focus even more attention on the unique attributes of the Cross Country adding greater excitement around the Team medals.

    FEI consultation
    Taking into account the very short time available for consultation, NFs involved in Eventing are kindly asked to provide thoughts or comments on the format described above by 20 February 2024 to Catrin.Norinder@fei.org, in order to allow the FEI HQ to finalise the submission and get FEI Board approval so that it can be provided to the IOC by 1 March.

    Feedback on the following questions will be helpful:

    • What advantages/challenges do you foresee in holding the Team competition as a short format whilst retaining the Individual competition on the long format?
    • What further advantages/challenges do you see with this proposed format?  
    •  Do you have any further suggestions, ideas or comments you would like to share?

    At this stage only the order of tests will be submitted to the IOC, no other information is required.

    Next steps
    If the format is approved by the IOC, veterinary matters, including horse inspections after Cross Country, would be reviewed in order to ensure optimal horse welfare. All other topics such as draw of starting orders, number of participants for the Individual Jumping test, etc. will be included in the revision of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games, which will take place in 2025 and will undergo a full stakeholder consultation process before being submitted for approval at the FEI General Assembly in November 2025.

    We thank you for your attention and kind cooperation in this important matter and look forward to hearing from you by 20 February.

  • 19 Jan 2024
    FEI Board Resolutions, 18 January 2024 - Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

    Jumping Horse Re-inspection
    Emergency Board Resolution*:

    The Board approved as an Emergency Board Resolution the proposed modification to Art.630.9 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games to allow a Horse having not passed the First Jumping Horse Inspection to be re-presented either at the re-inspection before the training session or at the re-inspection the day after the First Horse Inspection and training Session.

    Appointment of the Chief Medical Officer
    The Board approved the appointment of Jan Holger Holtschmit (GER) as Chief Medical Officer for the Equestrian Sport during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

    *Regarding the Emergency Board Resolution listed above, National Federations have until 19 February 2024 to signify their disapproval by sending an email to Francisco P. Lima, Director Governance & Institutional Affairs.

  • 15 Dec 2023
    FEI Board Resolutions, 14 December 2023

    The FEI Board held its last teleconference for 2023 on 14 December. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.

    GOVERNANCE
    Election of the FEI Nominations Committee Chair

    The Board elected Elena Couttenye (VEN) as Chair of the Nominations Committee for the term 2023-2027.

    Appointment of Member of the Driving Technical Committee
    The Board appointed Andrew Counsell (GBR) as member of the FEI Driving Technical Committee for the term 2023-2026.

    Elections and Appointments 2024
    The Board agreed for staggered terms for the members of the FEI Endurance Technical Committee, who will be appointed in 2024.

    Descriptions for Elections and Appointments
    The Board approved the Job Specifications for Elections and Appointments, which will take place in 2024. The updated job specifications will be published here.

    LEGAL
    The Board approved the re-appointment of Ken Lalo (ISR) as Independent Chair of the Atypical Findings Panel for one year.

    Allocation of FEI Championships and Finals
    Change of date for FEI Endurance European Championship 2025 and FEI Endurance World Championship for Juniors and Young Riders 2025

    The Board approved a change of dates for the following FEI Endurance Championships 2025:

    • FEI Endurance World Championship for Juniors and Young Riders 2025, Buftea (ROU): 20 September 2025 instead of 6 September 2025
    • FEI Endurance European Championship 2025, Castiglione del Lago (ITA): 21 June 2025 instead of 6 September 2025

    Jumping
    Global Champions Tour Rules 2024 Season

    The Board approved the rules for the 2024 Global Champions Tour Series.

    Global Champions League Rules 2024 Season
    The Board approved the rules for the 2024 Global Champions Leagues Series.

    Both sets of rules will be published here in due course.

    Endurance
    Request to extend the deadline for late date applications or modifications

    The Board approved the modification to the Application for CIs and CIMs Guidelines with applications for Endurance higher level Events to be submitted minimum eight weeks prior to the start of the Event, instead of four weeks.

    VAULTING
    Approval of the FEI Vaulting Guidelines 2024

    The Board approved the FEI Vaulting Guidelines 2024, which will be effective from 15 January 2024.
    The updated version of the FEI Vaulting Guidelines 2024 will be published here shortly.

    Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
    Appointment of Officials

    The Board approved the following appointments for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games:
    President of the Ground Jury for Eventing: Christina Klingspor (SWE)
    President FEI Tribunal: José Alfonso Rodriguez (MEX)
    Member FEI Tribunal: Diane Pitts (USA)
    Member FEI Tribunal: Cesar Torrente (COL)

    The Board approved the appointment of Elke Ebert (GER) as Ground Jury Travelling Reserve for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, taking into account that Katherine Lucheschi (ITA) initially appointed as Travelling Reserve will officiate as Member of the Ground Jury.

    The updated list of International Technical Officials will be published on the newly launched Paris 2024 Hub which combines both Olympic and Paralympic information, rules, guidelines and latest news in one location

  • 15 Dec 2023
    Airbnb Travel Grant on Athlete 365

    We would like to inform everyone that there are six (6) days left until the deadline for athletes to apply for the great Airbnb offer on Athlete365 –

    1,000 athletes who are in the process of qualifying for Paris 2024 and MiCo 2026 will receive a USD 2,000 Airbnb Athlete Travel Grant to use towards Airbnb accommodation on their journey to the Games.

    Please spread the message to your athletes and encourage them to fill the application out as well as possible, to show how the Airbnb grant will support them in their journey to the Games.

    Deadline: 20 December
    To apply please click here:  Airbnb offer on Athlete 365

  • 6 Dec 2023
    Olympic & Paralympic Games - Update

    OLYMPIC GAMES
    Important Deadlines - Jumping - Dressage - Eventing
    2023
    31 DECEMBER End of Olympic ranking period

    Deadline for NOCs/NFs to obtain NOC Certificate of Capability to confirm team qualifications – three (3) different Athlete/Horse combinations per NF to have achieved the Minimum Eligibility Requirements
    2024
    08 JANUARY Submission of NOC Certificate of Capability to FEI (see below)
    10 JANUARY NOCs/NFs to be informed by FEI of their allocated team quota place
    15 JANUARY Registration and change of Horse Ownership/Nationality deadline (see below)
    05 FEBRUARY NOCs/NFs to confirm or decline allocated team quota place to FEI
    19 FEBRUARY NOCs/NFs to be informed by FEI of their allocated individual quota places and composite team(s) quota place(s) (if applicable)
    18 MARCH NOCs/NFs to confirm allocated individual & composite team quota places (if applicable) to FEI (confirmed according to IOC approved qualification procedure)
    28 MARCH NOCs/NFs to nominate long list of potential Athletes to Paris 2024 (date confirmed as amended by IOC/Paris 2024)
    24 JUNE Deadline for achieving Olympic MERs for all Athlete/Horse combinations
    25 JUNE NFs to send FEI Certificates of Capability to FEI
    08 JULY Paris 2024 Sport Entry deadline – NOCs submit final entries
     
    NOC Certificate of Capability
    FEI Qualification of Nations / confirmation process for TEAM quota places
    Deadline 8 January 2024 

    We would like to remind you that the NOC Certificate of Capability must be submitted to the FEI by 8 January 2024.

    This is a confirmation that at least three (3) Athlete/Horse combinations from that NOC have achieved the minimum eligibility requirements between the period of the beginning of the FEI World Championships 2022 (Date of the first competition for the relevant Olympic discipline) and 31 December 2023 (included). Failure to submit a valid NOC Certificate of Capability by 8 January 2024 will result in the withdrawal of the team quota place as per the process set out in the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games.

    The FEI template of the NOC Certificate of Capability and the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games detailing the required MERs for each discipline are available on the dedicated FEI Paris 2024 Olympic hub.

    Olympic: Registration & Change of Horse Ownership/Nationality
    Deadline 15 January 2024

    This important deadline of Monday, 15 January 2024, which applies to all (potential) Paris 2024 Olympic Games Horses is approaching.
     
    Kindly note that further to Article 139 of the FEI General Regulations and Article 606 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games Paris 2024:

    • The nationality of the Owner of a Horse competing at Paris 2024 must be the same as the nationality of the Athlete riding the Horse.
    • Only Horses owned by Owner(s) having the same nationality of the Athlete (i.e. not leased horses) can participate at Paris 2024.
    • The Owner of the Horse and its nationality must be entered in the FEI Database by 15th January 2024.
    • Where a Horse has multiple Owners of different nationalities, the nationality of the Horse ownership must be declared with the FEI by 15 January 2024 (via the FEI Database) and must match the nation for which the Horse will compete during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games; one of the multiple Owners must have the nationality of the nation for whom the Horse will compete. For example, if there are 3 owners of a Horse and one owner has nationality X, one owner has nationality Y and one owner has nationality Z, the Horse must be registered with one of these nationalities (X or Y or Z) by 15 January 2024 and can only compete for that registered nation at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

     Please refer to the image below of how this is represented on the FEI Database:

    The nationality highlighted in orange is the declared nationality of the ownership and, as of 15 January 2024, the only nation for which the Horse can compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

    • If the nationality of the Horse is changed between 15 January 2024 and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Horse will not be eligible to compete at Paris 2024 (the Owners can change provided the nationality of the ownership is maintained).
    • As per the FEI General Regulations, “Owner” means a person or entity having a property interest in whole or in part of one or more horses.
    • The horse may be owned by individual(s) and/or company(ies) and/or by a partnership of individual(s) and/or company(ies).
    • If the Horse is owned by a company, the nationality of the Horse is that of the country where the company is registered. The name of the company and its nationality must be entered in the FEI Database as the Owner of the Horse by 15 January 2024 as mentioned above.
    • When a Horse is owned by a company it is not mandatory to enter the name of an individual (with legal ownership in the company) in the FEI Database prior to 15 January 2024.

    Please kindly note that the 15 January 2024 deadline is applied strictly and the FEI cannot grant exceptions, regardless of the reason for missing the deadline (e.g., technical issues etc). Therefore, we strongly encourage all NFs with a team or individual quota place for Paris 2024 (or who might obtain a quota place via the reallocation process) to update and check the ownerships of all potential Olympic Games Horses via the FEI Database prior to the 15 January 2024 deadline. Please double check this even if you believe that all is in order. 
    For any questions on updating Horse ownerships on the FEI Database, please contact passport@fei.org 
    Please kindly note that the same provisions do not apply to the Paralympics, and Horse Owners as well as Nationality changes do not have to follow the same Rules as in the Olympic Games. Please contact the Para Dressage Department if you have any questions.

    Rules Explanations – Qualification Procedure

    Further to queries received from different National Federations, please find below some explanations of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games, Paris 2024.

    EVENTING - Individual qualification - Allocation of quota

    Individual Quota Places

    In Eventing, a NOC can qualify for a maximum of two (2) individual places, either through their FEI Olympic Group or through the overall FEI Olympic Ranking, or both.
    Each athlete can obtain a maximum of one (1) individual quota place for their NOC.
    A NOC can therefore earn up to two individual quota places via the FEI Olympic Group Rankings.
    Fourteen (14) Individual Quota places are allocated via the FEI Olympic Group Rankings and three (3) Individual Quota places are allocated via the overall FEI Olympic Ranking.
    FEI Olympic Group D & E (North America, Central & South America)

    Four (4) quota places will be allocated from FEI Olympic Groups D and E, so if there are no Group D individuals available to claim an individual quota place (if their NOC has a team quota place already), the four (4) best ranked individuals from Group E would obtain them.
     

    DRESSAGE - Individual qualification - Allocation of quota

    In Dressage, the allocation is made through FEI Olympic Groups, and each NOC can qualify for a maximum of one (1) individual quota place.

    Should the overall quota of 60 places not have been filled after completing the reallocation process, the leftover quota places will be allocated via the overall FEI Olympic Rankings Dressage and a NOC that has already earned/accepted an Individual quota place is entitled to earn a second Individual quota place.
    PARALYMPIC GAMES
    Important Deadlines Para Dressage
    2023
    31 DECEMBER End of Paralympic ranking period
    2024
    19 FEBRUARY Start of Bipartite Commission Invitation application process
    04 MARCH FEI notifies the NPCs in writing about the number of allocated qualification slots
    18 MARCH NPCs confirm in writing the use of allocated qualification slots

    Deadline for NPCs to submit Bipartite Commission Invitation applications to FEI
    25 MARCH FEI confirms in writing the reallocation of unused qualification slots and the awarding of Bipartite Commission Invitations
    03 MAY Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive accreditation application forms submitted by NPCs (“Accreditation Long List”)
    19 JUNE End of the period for Athlete/horse combinations to attain a minimum eligibility score

    NFs to send FEI Certificates of Capability to FEI
    05 AUGUST Deadline for Paris 2024 Organising Committee to receive sport entry forms submitted by NPCs
    GENERAL

    Hospitality

    Hospitality packages for Equestrian competitions are still available through the exclusive IOC Hospitality provider On Location.
     
    Contact:
    Paulo Malva do Vale
    Senior Director - On Location
    Tel. +41 79 779 81 55
    Pmalvadovale@onlocationexp.com
    https://olympics.onlocationexp.com/paris2024

     

    Note: tickets for Equestrian competitions without hospitality packages are only available through the Paris 2024 ticketing platform.  
    The above information can also be found on the FEI Paris 2024 Olympic Hub and the FEI Paris 2024 Paralympic hub, as well as all information relating to qualifying and MER events, qualification systems, qualified nations, rules & regulations, customs & freight guide, and more. 

     

     

  • 10 Nov 2023
    Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games

    Update on qualifications for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
    The Qualifications table can be downloaded here in pdf format.

    Olympic Games – team qualifications
    The Pan American Games 2023, which finished in Santiago (CHI) on 5 November, were the final event for equestrian team qualifications in view of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
    No less than 23 nations from five continents have qualified at least one team for the Olympic equestrian events, which will be held from 26 July to 6 August 2024 in Versailles. 
    These nations are: France (as the host nation), Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. 
    Some 11 National Olympic Committees, including France as the host nation, will be represented by teams in each of the three equestrian disciplines, as follows: France, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the United States of America. 
    Twenty nations have qualified teams in Jumping, 14 in Dressage, and 16 in Eventing. The 15th team slot in Dressage, meant for Olympic Group F (Africa & Middle East), will be re-allocated as per paragraph F (Reallocation of Unused Quota), article 1.5 (Composite Teams) of the Dressage Qualification System, which states: 
    1.5 Composite Team (see also the Appendix): A three (3) member team from an NOC. The Composite Team will be selected according to the following process: 
    (i) the respective rankings of each NOC’s top three (3) different Athletes in the FEI Olympic Ranking – Dressage shall be added together to give an aggregate ranking; 
    (ii) the NOC with the best aggregate ranking shall be awarded the redistributed quota place; 
    (iii) in the event of a tie (i.e., where the aggregate rankings are the same), the redistributed quota place shall be awarded to the NOC with the highest ranked Athlete on the FEI Olympic Ranking - Dressage. In the event of a further tie, the redistributed quota place shall be awarded to the NOC with the second highest ranked Athlete on the FEI Olympic Ranking - Dressage, and so on. If the tie cannot be broken following this process, the FEI will invite the NOCs/NFs concerned to a draw. 
    Additional “composite” teams in Dressage and Eventing may be formed on the basis of the Olympic rankings, should the reallocation procedure be used.
     
    Olympic Games – individual qualifications
    The Pan American Games 2023 were also used for individual qualification in Olympic Groups D (North America) and E (Central and South America) in Jumping and Dressage. 
    In Jumping, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia and in Dressage, Chile and Ecuador qualified one individual athlete each. 
    Individual qualifications, be based on the FEI Olympic rankings, are ongoing. 
    For more information on the qualification systems for Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing visit the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games here.
     
     Paralympic Games – team qualifications
    In Para Dressage, 9 nations have obtained four qualification slots each for their National Paralympic Committee. These teams are: France (as host nation), Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA. 
    Team qualifications through the FEI Para Equestrian Regional Team Ranking Allocation, and the FEI Para Equestrian Team Ranking List Allocation as well individual qualifications through the Para Equestrian Individual Ranking List Allocation – Regional Distribution and the Bipartite Commission Invitation Allocation continue. 
    The updated Para Dressage Qualification System is available here.

    Paralympic Games – key qualification deadlines 
    Athletes have until 31 December 2023 to attain performances to be recorded on the FEI Paralympic Team and Individual Ranking Lists. 
    The process of allocating the qualification slots will begin on 4 March 2024 when the FEI will notify the National Paralympic Committees of the number of allocated slots. 
    Athletes have until 19 June 2024 to attain a Minimum Eligibility Score, which is also the nominated entries date. 
    The Bipartite Commission Invitation application process will start on 19 February 2024

    Visit the FEI Paris 2024 Olympic hub for all information relating to qualifying and MER events, qualification systems, qualified nations (the list above will evolve over the coming weeks and months), rules & regulations, customs & freight guide, and more. 
    Visit the FEI Paris 2024 Paralympic hub for all information relating to qualification events & systems, qualified nations (the list above will evolve over the coming weeks and months), rules & regulations, customs & freight guide, and more.

  • 15 Sep 2023
    Paris 2024 Update

    Qualified Teams & Nations so far (12 September 2023)
    To date, 21 nations have qualified a team/teams for the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games across Jumping, Dressage, Eventing & Para Dressage. France, is automatically qualified in all the disciplines as host nation, alongside Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden who have also successfully qualified teams in all four disciplines.

    There are 16 team slots still up for grabs for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, to be allocated at the following events:
    Jumping (4/20 team slots remain)
    1 team slot: Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final (The highest ranked team according to the final classification of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final 2023, in Barcelona (ESP), 28 September 2023 – 1 October 2023, excluding teams qualified as above.
    3 team slots: Pan American Games (The three highest ranked teams from FEI Olympic Groups D and/or E at the 2023 Pan American Games, Santiago (CHI) from 26-29 October 2023, excluding teams qualified as above.)
    Eventing (3/16 team slots remain)
    1 team slot: FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Final (For the highest team according to the final classification of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series 2023, excluding teams qualified as above.
    2 team slots: Pan American Games (The two highest ranked teams from FEI Olympic Groups D and/or E at the 2023 Pan American Games, Santiago (CHI) from 26-29 October 2023, excluding teams qualified as above.
    Dressage (3/15 team slots remain)
    2 team slots: Pan American Games (The two highest ranked teams from FEI Olympic Groups D and/or E at the 2023 Pan American Games, Santiago (CHI) from 26-29 October 2023, excluding teams qualified as above.
    1 team slot: As per Olympic Games 2024 Qualification System, 1 team slot reserved for the highest ranked team from Olympic Group F at the 2022 FEI Dressage World Championships in Herning (DEN) or a 2023 Group F FEI Designated Olympic Qualification Event to be redistributed as per Reallocation of Unused Qualification Places process.
    Para Dressage (6/15 team slots remain)
    FEI Para Equestrian Regional Team Ranking Allocation: The highest ranked team (not otherwise qualified) on the FEI Paralympic Team Ranking List from each of the following regions will obtain four qualification slots for their NPC:

    • Africa
    • Americas
    • Asia
    • Oceania

    Should a region not have an eligible team, the relevant slots will be allocated, regardless of region, to the next highest ranked NPC (not otherwise qualified) on the FEI Paralympic Team Ranking List.
    FEI Para Equestrian Team Ranking List Allocation
    The two highest ranked teams on the FEI Paralympic Team Ranking List* (not otherwise qualified) will each obtain four qualification slots for their NPC. *The FEI Paralympic Team Ranking List, covering the period of 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023, is a Team Ranking based on each team’s best team results from two (2) qualifying events added together.

  • 6 Sep 2023
    PARIS 2024 Eventing Olympic Minimum Eligibility Requirements – Important Update!

    Below please find an important update and clarification regarding the participation restrictions in Eventing applicable for obtaining the Minimum Eligibility Requirements for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as set out in Article 626 of the FEI Olympic Regulations for Paris 2024:

    “No Athlete/Horse combination may participate at an event to obtain an Olympic MER within the period of 4 weeks after having started the Cross country test of a Long format (CCI-L) event and/or 2 weeks (10 days) after a short format (CCI-S) event.”

    Having received numerous queries and requests for clarification, the FEI hereby informs everyone of the following clarifications in order to maintain consistency with the FEI Eventing Rules (article 518.2 Minimum Eligibility Requirement Validity period - CIs & CIOs) and to be aligned with past practices such as for Tokyo 2020:

    1. Eventing Olympic Games MER restriction period will be calculated from the date of the cross-country test of the first event to the date of the cross-country test of the following event.
    2. The restriction period of “4 weeks” following a long-format event will be interpreted as 24 days (and not the 28 days initially communicated).

    Please disregard all information previously sent, including the NF News’ of 3 and 12 May 2023 on this matter. The FEI Eventing & Olympic Department will provide each National Federation with the list of combinations not complying with the above and updated timelines.

    Should you have any question, please contact the Eventing and Olympic Department.

    Visit the FEI Paris 2024 Olympic hub for all information relating to the Olympic Ranking and MER events, qualification systems, rules & regulations, customs & freight guide, and more.  

    Visit the FEI Paris 2024 Paralympic hub for all information relating to qualification events & systems, rules & regulations, customs & freight guide, and more.

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