Cape Town (RSA) 10-13 November 2022

The attendance to the FEI Hybrid General Assembly is restricted to National Federations, stakeholders and special guests and is by invitation only.

It is mandatory to register via the FEI official Registration Platform for all participants attending the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 using the link received in the invitation email.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at feigeneralassembly@fei.org.

Please use the menu tabs below to navigate through the different sections of this edition where we have collated all the information relevant to the 2022 edition, from the logistics to all the meeting documents including the annexes and the minutes, as well as the ultimate tab where you can watch the entire General Assembly live or on replay.

Welcome by the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General

Dear Board Members, National Federation delegates and guests,

 

On behalf of the FEI, we are delighted to share with you the Official Invitation and Programme for the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 which will take place in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Last year, we hosted the first ever hybrid edition of the General Assembly. While it provided an opportunity for most of us to meet once again in-person, those unable to attend due to pandemic restrictions were also able to participate online in this important event. The 2022 edition will once again function in a hybrid format to best accommodate all participants.

 

The General Assembly is a great opportunity to evaluate where we stand globally as a sport, while allowing us to look ahead and create our roadmap for the future together. With six disciplines and 137 National Member Federations, we are a diverse community and it is crucial we have a solid platform to discuss and decide on matters at the heart of our sport.

 

The Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification System for Jumping, Dressage and Eventing will be a key part of our discussions in South Africa this year. And we will also receive the first report from the Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission. This important Commission was launched in June 2022 in response to growing public concern about the use of horses in sport, and in particular, to investigate ways of developing a practical framework that will strengthen the practice of horse sports worldwide.

 

The annexes for the General Assembly as well as agendas, presentations and other relevant documentation are publicly available, in line with the transparency principle defined by the Association of Sports Olympic International Federation (ASOIF).

 

By navigating through the different tabs provided on this hub, you will have access to all logistical information for the General Assembly. The General Assembly will be livestreamed and available on Replay, and these links can also be accessed here.  

 

Please keep in mind that all National Federations, whether attending in-person or virtually, are required to register for the General Assembly so that they can exercise their statutory rights (voting) and take part in discussions. As the General Assembly is held virtually, no proxies are allowed.

It will be a busy week and at the end of all the meetings, we will bring the General Assembly to a close with the traditional celebration of our heroes at the FEI Awards Gala presented by Longines in yet another stunning location.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our South African hosts, in particular President Ian Sanne and Secretary General Sharlene Venter. We are looking forward to yet another productive FEI General Assembly and a fabulous FEI Awards Gala 2022 in South Africa. 

 

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact the team here at FEI Headquarters. 

 

Ingmar De Vos
FEI President
Sabrina Ibáñez
FEI Secretary General
TIMETABLE
Click on any meeting to see more details
Last update: 4 October 2022
Time zone: SAST (UTC+2)
Thursday 10 November (only for Board members)
09:00 - 13:00 BOARD MEETING 1
11:00 Coffee break
13:00 Board Lunch
14:15 - 18:00 BOARD MEETING 1
16:00 Coffee break
19:00 FEI BOARD DINNER, SIMON'S Restaurant, Groot Constantia
(upon invitation only) - "smart casual"
Friday 11 November
09:00 - 13:00 REGIONAL GROUP MEETINGS
11:00 Coffee break
13:00  Lunch buffet
14:15 - 18:00 CONTINENTAL ASSOCIATIONS MEETINGS
EEF - AEF - PAEC - ACES
16:00 Coffee break
19:30 WELCOME DINNER, CAVALLI ESTATE
"business attire/cocktail dress"
Saturday 12 November
09:00 SESSION 1 - Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 SESSION 2 - General Regulations & Calendar related proposals
13:00 Lunch buffet
14:15

SESSION 3 - Rules Session
Part 1: Full Rules Revision Dressage, Para Dressage, Eventing, Veterinary

Part 2: Rules Revision Jumping, Driving & Para Driving, Endurance, Vaulting
Anti-Doping (Human & Equine)

16:15 Coffee break
16:45 SESSION 4 - Paris 2024 Rules
18:00 END
  FREE EVENING
Sunday 13 November
08:15 Registration of participants
09:00 - 13:00 ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
11:00 Coffee break
13:00 Cocktail lunch
14:15 - 16:30 ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
16:45 BOARD MEETING 2
19:30 FEI AWARDS GALA 2022 presented by Longines
THE WATERFRONT LOOKOUT "black tie/evening dress"

All documentation (minutes, agenda and annexes, presentations and any additional documents) from the various meetings will be published shortly and accessible in the corresponding tabs below.

All meetings of this year’s General Assembly will be held at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC2). Relevant signage will indicate the way.

20 July 2022
The FEI Official Registration Platform opens.
21 August 2022
Items proposed by the National Federations for the FEI Hybrid General Assembly agenda must be provided to the FEI in writing (francisco.lima@fei.org) no later than 21 August 2022.
27 September, 21 October & 4 November 2022

Registration is mandatory for all participants and must be made via the FEI Official Registration Platform. 

27 September: deadline to book a hotel room via online registration with FEI ratesHotel bookings will not be possible through the FEI after this date.

21 October: deadline to register to participate to the FEI Hybrid General Assembly in person.

4 November: deadline to register to participate to the FEI Hybrid General Assembly online.

If you need assistance, please contact feigeneralassembly@fei.org.

14 October 2022
FEI publishes the agenda and annexes of the FEI Hybrid General Assembly week on Inside.fei.org (FEI Statutes, 24th edition, Annex I, Article 2.2). 
12 November 2022

The Power of Attorney Form form must be sent to francisco.lima@fei.org or by fax (+41 21 310 47 60) no later than 12 November 9:00 (South African time). (FEI Statutes, 24th Edition, Annex I, Article 3.3)​

The Power of Attorney Form has been sent to the National Federations, attached to the email inviting them to register their delegate(s). Please note that this year it will not be possible for a NF to give a proxy to another NF as it will be possible to attend the General Assembly and vote online.

20 January 2023

The minutes of the General Assembly are published on Inside.fei.org (FEI Statutes, 24th Edition, Article 16.3).

10 November 2022 FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 – Board Meeting I Key Decisions
 

The FEI Board held its first meeting of the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 and a summary of the key discussions and decisions passed during today’s meeting are available here.

10 November 2022

Butheeb (UAE) named host of FEI Endurance World Championship 2022

 

The world renowned Butheeb International Endurance Village (BIEV) is set to host the FEI Endurance World Championship 2022, following a decision made by the FEI Board during its meeting in Cape Town (RSA) today. Read more ...

17 October 2022 FEI Awards 2022 votes are now closed
 

The votes are now closed, the winners will be unveiled during the FEI AWARDS GALA 2022 presented by Longines on 13 November 2022 in Cape Town (RSA).

14 October 2022 FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 - Agenda & Annexes
 

We are pleased to inform you that the Agenda & Annexes for the FEI Hybrid General Assembly taking place in Cape Town (RSA) from 10 to 13 November 2022, as well as the supporting documents for the FEI Sessions (Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission; General Regulations & Calendar related proposals; Rules Session; and, Paris 2024 Rules) to be held on 12 November, have been published in the Meeting Documents section of the GA hub.

For further information on the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022, visit the GA hub and don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

20 July 2022 Registration for FEI General Assembly 2022 is now open
 

We are pleased to inform you that registration for the FEI General Assembly 2022 opens today.

The FEI General Assembly 2022 will take place in Cape Town (RSA) from 10 to 13 November. It will be organised in a hybrid form and will be held both in-person and online allowing those NFs, who are unable to travel to South Africa, to take part in the discussions and vote.

 

The following deadlines apply:

27 September: deadline to book a hotel room via the online registration using FEI rates. Hotel bookings will not be possible through the FEI after this date.

21 October: deadline to register to participate in the FEI General Assembly 2022 in person.

4 November: deadline to register to participate in the FEI General Assembly 2022 online.

24 March 2022

South Africa to host FEI General Assembly 2022

 

Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest and second largest city, will host the FEI General Assembly at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 9 to 13 November 2022. The decision was taken by the FEI Board at its monthly teleconference on 22 March. Read more ....

 

The International Grooms Association (IGA) is attending the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 via its Founder and Executive Director, Lucy Katan (lucy@internationalgrooms.org).

The IGA National Federation Friends programme will be presented during this year’s General Assembly.

Lucy will be happy to discuss with you how your NF can join the initiative.