FEI Solidarity Latest News

  • 2 Oct 2020
    Female equestrian enthusiasts in Costa Rica are set to be the first beneficiaries of a new funding drive from FEI Solidarity.

    The Central American nation has become the first recipient of an FEI Gender Equality Grant, being chosen ahead of all other national equestrian federations! The grant is designed to support the organisation of courses promoting female participation and development at all levels of the sport.

  • 11 Sep 2020
    FEI pledges almost CHF 3 million in funding through FEI Solidarity

    The FEI will make close to CHF 3 million available in development funding through FEI Solidarity, including just over CHF 1 million through the newly created FEI Covid-19 Relief Fund for National Federations that have been severely impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

  • 6 Jul 2020
    FEI Solidarity Update - Cancellation of the FEI course for NF Secretary Generals and NF Administrators 2020

    Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fourth edition of the FEI Course for NF Secretary Generals & NF Administrators,  originally scheduled to be held at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) from 12-16 October 2020, has been cancelled.

    We hope that the next edition can be held in October 2021.

  • 3 Apr 2020
    FEI course for NF Secretary Generals and NF Administrators 2020

    Following the third FEI course for NF Secretary Generals and NF Administrators in 2019, we are currently planning this year’s edition which will take place at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) from 12-16 October 2020. This FEI Course is once again organised with the support of the IOC.

    The objective of this course is to support the FEI Member Federations in their re-structure, development and reinforcement phase by ensuring that each NF has a thorough understanding of the FEI administrative processes and the relevant Human Resources to manage and administer the sport in cooperation with the FEI and to deliver professional services to its members and stakeholders.  The attached Syllabus will provide you with further details on the course content.

    We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the maximum quota allowed is 12 NFs and two persons per NF of these two persons, only the Secretary General and one NF Administrator will be considered.

    All NFs interested are invited to send an official letter of intent confirming their interest “in principle” to participate by Friday 15 May 2020, to Céline Starbanov. Should the number of registered NFs exceed the quota, a selection will be made.

    Please kindly note that the deadline may be subject to modification as the current pandemic situation evolves.

  • 3 Apr 2020
    Call for Bids - “New” Gender Equality Grant in Equestrian Sport

    In a bid to promote and encourage gender equality in equestrian sport around the world, in 2020 FEI Solidarity will grant CHF 20,000 to one specific NF project or programme whose main aim and focus is the promotion of gender equality on and/or off the field. This includes, but is not limited to, programmes in relation to governance and administration, athletes participation, coaches, officials, grooms, farriers, etc.

    The project/programme to benefit from the grant will be selected by the FEI Solidarity Committee at its annual meeting. Interested NFs are requested to send their bid to Jacqueline Braissant at FEI Solidarity by Wednesday 1 July 2020 

    Please kindly note that the deadline may be subject to modification as the current pandemic situation evolves.

  • 26 Mar 2020
    The Bahama’s Big Plans

    The Bahamas has a fascinating equestrian history, and its future looks bright thanks to some ambitious plans...

  • 5 Mar 2020
    ESEEs Link with Education of FEI Officials

    Equivalency with “FEI” status
    National Federations that have organised Equestrian Sports Educative Events/ESEEs (education of national Officials) with the help of FEI Solidarity and have in the continuity developed their own national education & certification system, will be eligible to qualify for equivalency with the FEI Level 2 course/status.

    We therefore encourage NFs without a proper national education system to work with their technical committees to achieve this objective. We also encourage NFs to exchange knowledge on a regional basis, for example: NFs with such a system to share their experience with the ones with no system.

    For more information, please contact Jacqueline Braissant, FEI Solidarity Director.

  • 5 Mar 2020
    FEI Dressage World Challenge Rules Update

    Following the introduction of a Quality Score in the FEI Children Tests as of 2020, and the Directives for FEI International Dressage Competitions for Children published on 13 January 2020, the FEI Dressage World Challenge Rules have been updated in order to be coherent with these changes.

    Articles 3.1 and 6.2 of the rules concerning the placement of the judges for the Senior I and Youth Classes (Children tests) have been revised and can be found here.

    For further information about the FEI Dressage World Challenge, click here.

  • 5 Mar 2020
    Call for bids: FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2020

    We would like to remind you that the Bid Process for the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2020 is (still) open and can be initiated by any interested party. The FEI Jumping World Challenge Final is open to 20 riders and maximum 2 wild cards (for Host NF if no Athletes have qualified through the normal process – Category A Regional Rankings) and is held on borrowed horses. A financial contribution towards the organisational costs is allocated by the FEI to the Host National Federation.

    More information on past editions can be found on Inside.FEI.org.

    National Federations may also be interested in the two feature stories which were produced for the last two Finals:

    For more information, NFs interested are kindly requested to contact Jacqueline Braissant, FEI Solidarity Director.


  • 4 Mar 2020
    Giving Back to the Sport

    The expert duo of Mercedes Campderá and María Inés García discuss their transition from competing to coaching and judging and their work on FEI Equestrian Sport Educative Events in Latin America...

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