Lausanne (SUI) 29-30 April 2024

Welcome by the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General

Dear members of the international equestrian community,

Esteemed colleagues,

Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 12th edition of the FEI Sports Forum, which will take place on 29 and 30 April 2024.

Every year since 2012, we have gathered in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, for exciting discussions, which never fail to be open and honest, and which are crucial for the development of our sport. In good times and bad, such as in 2020 and 2021, when due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, we had to shift to a virtual format, our dialogue never ceased.

In this Olympic year, we are delighted to meet once again face to face at the prestigious IMD Business School to debate and plan the future of equestrian sport.

The morning of the first day, Monday, 29 April, will be dedicated to our continued dialogue on the final report of the Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission. We will take the time to discuss over three hours a proposed action plan and receive feedback on practical actions put in place by the National Federations.

The second session will focus on sustainability in equestrian sport. The day will conclude with a presentation on the proposed changes to the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations, which this year are the only FEI rules undergoing full revision.

Another lengthy session – this one dedicated to a comprehensive review of the FEI Championships – will take up the morning of the second day, Tuesday, 30 April. Sessions on the athlete safeguarding and gender matters in equestrian sport will be held in the afternoon.

As for every edition of the Sports Forum, you will find all the information you need on this platform including a comprehensive timetable, details on each of the sessions, key deadlines, contact information, travel, accommodation and fees for registration.


We look forward to seeing you in Lausanne in April and to having interesting and lively discussions that will continue to serve the best interest of our community.







    Last update: 22 February 2024
Day 1 - Monday 29 April 2024           IMD, M100 Auditorium


Registration opens - Welcome Coffee


Opening by the FEI President followed by a presentation from IMD representative


Session 1, Part 1: Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission Final Report and proposed action plan

10:30 Coffee break presented by Agria


Session 1, Part 2: Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission Final Report and proposed action plan

12:00 Lunch - IMD Atrium


Session 2: Sustainability in Equestrian Sport – a call for action

15:00 Coffee break


Session 3: FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Control Regulations


Wrap-up by the Secretary General

18:00 END
19:00 FEI OFFICIAL DINNER - Hotel Beau Rivage Palace, Lausanne                                                         Dress code: Smart Casual
Day 2 - Tuesday 30 April 2024           IMD, M100 Auditorium


Registration opens - Welcome Coffee


Session 4, Part 1: FEI Championships Review

10:30 Coffee break presented by Peden Bloodstock

Session 4, Part 2: FEI Championships Review

12:00 Lunch - IMD Atrium


Session 5: Safeguarding – What NFs need to know

14:30 Coffee break


Session 6: Equity in equestrian: assessing gender equality across key roles and levels

16:30 Wrap-up by the Secretary General
17:30 END
18:30 FAREWELL COCKTAIL - FEI Headquarters, HM King Hussein I Building                           Dress code: Smart Casual

All persons who register for the FEI Sports Forum will be charged a unique congress fee of CHF 350, which includes all meeting costs and meals (lunches and dinners, as mentioned in the timetable). Accommodation will be paid separately by each participant directly at the hotel.

National Federations representatives
In order to reduce the costs for National Federations wishing to send several o their representatives to the FEI Sports Forum the fees for 2024 will be as follows: 

  • 1st and 2nd delegate: CHF 350 per person;
  • 3rd delegate and thereafter: CHF 200 per person (This reduced fee applies only to NFs Representatives).

Accompanying Persons
Accompanying persons will be asked to pay a contribution of CHF 200 to participate to the dinners on 29 and 30 April.
The congress fee will be debited from your credit card when your registration and booking have been processed by the FEI.

Please use the online registration system that will enable you to register for the FEI Sports Forum and book your hotel room (if necessary). An invitation email has been sent to all NFs on 26 February with the link to register their delegates.
If you need any assistance during the online registration process, do not hesitate to contact

This is the final deadline to register for the FEI Sports Forum. After this date, all registrations will be subject to availability.

25 MARCH 2024

After this date hotel booking will be subject to availability.

15 APRIL 2024

Specific documents related to the sessions will be available in "Session Documents"

Technology & Sport Services

FEI Sports Forum participants are warmly invited to learn more about the IT systems and platforms made available by the FEI and to discover the innovations and developments that will be coming next.
The team will be at your disposal to answer your questions throughout the FEI Sports Forum at the FEI Technology and Sport Services desk in the main hall. 

FEI Solidarity

Always with the aim of assisting our Member National Federations develop equestrian sports and horse welfare in their own country, the FEI SOLIDARITY Team will be available throughout the FEI Sports Forum if you have any questions regarding the FEI SOLIDARITY programme and more.
To ensure availability, you can make an appointment directly with Céline Starbanov by email:

National Federation representatives have to register through the email sent to their NF on 26 February 2024.