Lausanne (SUI) 01-02 June 2021

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Welcome by the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General

Dear Friends,

Welcome the FEI Sports Forum 2021. This year once again we are gathering online due to the restrictions linked the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing in many parts of the world. The Sports Forum is a discussion platform of which the FEI is very proud. Since 2012 our community has congregated annually to address key issues. We have debated with an open mind and in a spirit of constructive dialogue. Our discussions have contributed to crucial advancements in equestrian sport and therefore it was important to meet once again this year, albeit remotely.


The year 2021 is an exceptional year for the FEI. Not only is it an Olympic and Paralympic year, with the Tokyo2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled to kick off in under two months’ time, but it is a year when the FEI celebrates its centenary. To mark this remarkable anniversary, the FEI is launching a celebratory campaign and the Sports Forum will be the opportunity to acknowledge the momentous occasion.


The FEI Sports Forum 2021 will open with a session dedicated to preparations for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games. It will be the opportunity to review once again the climate mitigation measures put in place for the Games along with the Clean Sport campaigns for both human and equine athletes. A time slot will be allocated to questions and answers and we encourage all those involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, be they athletes, coaches, chefs d’équipe, officials, veterinarians, grooms, medical professionals, NFs, and any other to join the online discussion.


Three FEI disciplines – Jumping, Vaulting, and Driving – are undergoing full revisions this year and three sessions will be dedicated to the major changes proposed for each discipline. Supporting documents will be published online as guidance for these sessions, and, as always, constructive dialogue will be welcomed during the Sports Forum.


This year’s novelty will be a session dedicated to grooms, who play a vital role in our sport and are crucial for the welfare of our horses. To date, this key group does not have a dedicated professional association and its voice is not heard in relation to FEI governance. It is therefore our collective duty in our 100th year to provide this important stakeholder with the recognition it deserves, which will be beneficial for the sport as a whole.


As always, the FEI Sport Forum is open to all and we encourage all stakeholders to register online and take an active part in the debate. We thank you in advance and look forward to interesting and fruitful discussions.


Ingmar De Vos
FEI President

Sabrina Ibáñez
FEI Secretary General


  Last update: 25 May 2021
Day 1 Tuesday 1 June
Time (CEST - Swiss Time) Session/Topic
12:00 Opening by the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General
12:15 Session 1: Tokyo 2020 Final Update - Presentation followed by Q & A
13:45 Break
14:00 Session 2: Jumping Rules Revision
16:00 Daily recap and conclusions by FEI Secretary General
16:15 END
Day 2 Wednesday 2 June
Time (CEST - Swiss Time) Session/Topic
12:00 Session 3: Shaping the future together for Grooms
13:45 Break
14:00 Session 4: Vaulting Rules revision
15:15 Session 5: Driving Rules revision
16:15 Daily recap and conclusions by FEI Secretary General
16:30 END

Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland since 1832, Longines watchmakers enjoy an expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as the official timekeeper for world championships, and as a partner of international sports federations, Longines has created strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sports, over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watchmaker. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.
Longines is proud to introduce a model from its famously known Longines DolceVita collection. A byword for glamour and femininity, the line is an ode to the sweetness of life. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, the collection subtly pairs diamonds and softened lines to highlight elegant dynamism.

The boldly sophisticated and feminine design will delight women wishing to make their own statement of contemporary elegance.

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The design featuring one-of-a-kind proportion and glamour will not fail to delight women who unapologetically have a carefree attitude and enjoy spending a joyful day at the racetrack by being effortless chic with an exceptional timepiece. Cased in stainless steel and adorned with sparkling diamonds for a total of 0.552 carats, the model presented for the event comes in a rectangular case dimension of 23.30 x 37.00mm. A silvercolored “flinqué” dial features painted Roman numerals echoing the blued steel hands, adding an extra touch of simple purity. A quartz movement was developed to ensure fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve and reliability. To complete the set, a blue alligator strap echoes the dominant color of the dial harmoniously. The interchangeability of straps offers additional playfulness to the style.




Introduction ATPI -  With over 100 locations worldwide, our clients benefit from our extensive global travel and events expertise. Our pedigree in the arena of global sports events combined with our global business travel management expertise is a true differentiator. Sports is part of our DNA. Our clients include Sports teams, International and National Federations, as well as large event Organizing Committees (OCs) and their sponsors.

ATPI is proud to announce they have created this unique Federation Travel Service solution specifically designed for Sports organizations, enabling our clients to deliver their performance wherever in the world this might be. 

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Cavalor, world leader in equine nutrition and FEI’s Official Nutrition Partner.  

Cavalor offers a complete line of horse feed, supplements and health care products. We dedicate ourselves to the best quality and most effective equine nutrition products in the world. For the health, performance and happiness of all horses, from a foal’s first steps to retirement. Feed as you need. Take charge and personalize your horse’s diet, because every horse is unique and has different needs! Did you know that Cavalor has it’s own magazine, called VALOR? A magazine with body. A source of inspiration. In Valor, Cavalor brings you stories from the equestrian community and they share scientific insights on nutrition, supplements and care. Register at and get Valor sent directly to your mailbox at no charge, three times a year.



The gap between our “sports” clothes and what we used to wear when riding always seemed strange to us. Over time, it became so absurd to feel restricted and hindered that we decided to create Horse Pilot.
Horse Pilot designs technical clothes for the riders who experience riding as a sport. A sport which involves moving, sweating, enduring the rain and sometimes falling down. To meet those needs, we use all the tools offered by textile technology: materials, cuts and a garment construction that allow for posture, breathability, insulation and protection.
We think that with the appropriate equipment, you can ride longer and better, outdo yourself and enjoy it. Since we like riding horses, it would be a shame to deprive ourselves of all this.

We work with a network of suppliers, research departments and experts to provide riders with the best of what technical textiles can offer. We draw our inspiration from technological progress in sportswear, whether they come from mountain climbing, running, motorcycling or swimming, to make moving easier, to protect the athletes and improve their performance.

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Peden Bloodstock is an Established Company specialising in Horse transportation, health, quarantine, logistics & stable management. They operated their first horse flight in 1947 and are now the world leaders in the field; providing the very highest quality of service in the industry. With clients located throughout the globe the core business of Peden Bloodstock is Global Equine Logistics. Furthermore they offer unrivalled experience supporting Organising Committees of FEI Competitions and Events across the world.




MOVE’N SEE is a global leader in robot cameraman for sports and conferences since 2011. PIXEM and PIXIO robots are now used all around the world by athletes or speakers who need to be automatically filmed because they don’t always have someone available or the budget for a cameraman. The robots film automatically and zoom in/ out with smartphones/tablets or camera giving the possibility to film trainings, competitions, horse sales, souvenirs, conferences…Along with these unique robots, MOVE’N SEE has and continues to roll out digital services allowing athletes to progress thanks to video such as remote live coaching, a free app to improve filming skills for sport, a linking platform for coaches and athletes and an app for editing training/competition videos with comments and drawings.



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