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.







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

12:30 Lunch - IMD Atrium


Session 2: Sustainability – a call for action

15:00 Coffee break


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

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

17:00 END
18:30 FAREWELL COCKTAIL - FEI Headquarters, HM King Hussein I Building                           Dress code: Smart Casual

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:

Thank you to  all the FEI Partners



Longines has been based at Saint-Imier (SUI) since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to Elegance, Tradition and Performance. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines’ passion for equestrian sports began in 1878, when a timepiece was made with a horse and jockey engraved on the watch face. Over the years, the brand has built strong and long-lasting links with equestrian sports. In 1912, for the first time, the brand was involved as timekeeper for a show jumping event in Portugal.

Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes jumping, endurance and flat racing. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 150 countries.



Peden Bloodstock specialises in global horse transportation and logistics, operating their first horse flight in 1947. They are now the world leaders in the field, providing the highest quality of service in the industry. In addition to flying horses and their equipment around the world, Peden Bloodstock also leads on implementing all related logistical, regulatory and health solutions to facilitate the smooth travel of horses as well as their grooms, equipment and feed to and from the events.



Cavalor, a global brand and world leader in equine nutrition, offers a complete line of horse nutrition and care products that are available in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company’s foundation is based on the core values of innovation, quality and results with Cavalor® dedicated to inventing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality equine nutrition products. With the health, performance and happiness of all horses at the forefront of its work, the Cavalor® product line covers the entire equine lifecycle, from a foal’s first steps all the way to its retirement. Their top quality products are used by advanced riders for their high performance horses particularly “when the result counts.”


Pivo, Inc. is a developer of AI-technology solutions and smartphone robotics. Launching on Kickstarter in 2018, Pivo specialises in helping creative people capture stunning footage using their smartphones. The recipient of the 2019 iF Design Award and a CES Innovation Awards Honoree in 2022 and 2023, Pivo now distributes its Pivo Pods to more than 138 countries and has a growing global community of over 300,000.

Agria is a leading animal insurance provider, founded as the first animal insurer in 1890 in Sweden. With a mission to provide peace of mind for animal owners and with a strong commitment to animal welfare, Agria has established itself as a market leader in animal insurance and digital veterinary care, providing services in multiple European countries.

Bates Saddles is a fourth-generation family-owned saddlery founded in 1934. With a rich heritage of innovation and commitment to horse welfare, Bates Saddles has become a trusted expert in the equestrian world, known for its high-quality saddles and dedication to rider education.