Welcome to the FEI Athlete Toolkit. This hub was designed as the new go-to place for athletes, with all the relevant information carefully compiled into ten sections, accessible in just one click.
We have included a range of topics, including (but not limited to) how to pimp your online FEI biography, where to find out more about the rules relevant to your discipline, what we mean by FEI Clean Sport, and some of the latest sport psychology techniques as well as top tips when it comes to your public profile and related sponsorship opportunities.
We hope you will find this hub useful and look forward to your feedback.
|Tell us about you!|
Every FEI registered Athlete has an online biography page which you – and/or your National Federation (NF) – can edit directly.
FEI Biographies are used by Commentators, Speakers, Event Organisers as well as being consulted by equestrian fans from all over the world.
You can share sport specific information, your general interests, social media accounts, your official website and so much more...
Click here to get started on your biography page.
Guidelines on how to fill in your biography page can be found here.
|Not sure how it works?|
Step-by-step guidelines are available to demonstrate and explain how to create and/or modify your biography page.
Click here to have a look.
|Rules and Regulations|
Alongside the FEI Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication Regulations, the FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes, the FEI Veterinary Regulations and FEI General Regulations, the FEI Statutes and the Internal Regulations of the FEI Tribunal, the FEI has Rules and Regulations governing each discipline. All Rules can be found here.
|The Rules Revision Policy in a nutshell|
It is important that Athletes stay up to date and check the Rules on a regular basis. FEI Rules and Regulations are reviewed on a regular basis in order to reflect the needs of the sport. And in order to ensure revisions and updates are transparent and regular, the FEI has a Rules Revision Policy in place to provide a framework for consultation with the community. The current Rules Revision Policy can be found here.
|Athlete Representatives - Your voice within the FEI!|
Athlete Representatives are here to listen to what you have to say, and to give you a voice within the global FEI decision making process, right up to the Board and Executive Board level.
There is one Athlete Representative per discipline which compose the FEI Athletes' Committee, they are also members of their respective discipline Technical Committee.
It can happen that, at an FEI event, an Athlete commits an offence. In such a case, a Yellow Warning Card may be issued by certain FEI Officials. If an Athlete receives two Yellow Warning Cards within 12 months they will be suspended for a period of two months. The lists of distributed Yellow Warning Cards per discipline are available here.
Please note the following:
♦ The Yellow Warning Card is valid for all disciplines except for Endurance.
♦ Endurance has its own Yellow Warning Card as well as a card for Incorrect Behaviour Notification.
♦ Eventing, in addition to the Yellow Warning Card, also has an Eventing Recorded Warning Card.
♦ All these cards are available for download here.
For details please see FEI General Regulations - Art. 164.3 (Yellow Warning Cards) & 164.4 (Incorrect Behaviour). FEI Endurance Rules - Art. 865.2, FEI Eventing Rules - Art. 527.
The FEI Tribunal is established under Art 38 of the FEI Statutes and is composed of a Chair and a minimum of six (6) other members, each with legal expertise, knowledge and experience of equestrian sport. Subject to a few restrictions outlined in the FEI Statutes, the FEI Tribunal decides all cases submitted to it by or through the Secretary General. These cases may be appeals or matters that are not otherwise under the jurisdiction of the Ground Jury or the Appeal Committee.
Please visit our FEI Tribunal section to access the following pages (click on the names to be redirected):
♦ Equine Anti-Doping Decisions and Human Anti-Doping Decisions
♦ Other FEI Tribunal Decisions and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Decisions
|Tack and Branding|
For any questions concerning Tack and Branding please consult the FEI Rules and/or the FEI Stewards Manual which applies to the relevant discipline.
Please note that for Olympic and Paralympic Games the IOC Guidelines regarding Authorised Identifications apply. Please consult the IOC Rule 50 applicable to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.
|Personal & Third Party Insurance Memo (4 May 2015)|
ATHLETES, OWNERS AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL
Personal Accident and Health Insurance
You should check with your National Federation to confirm if your National Federation’s insurance policy (if any) covers personal accidents and/or illnesses which may occur when you are attending at/participating in FEI Events.
If your National Federation does not have a personal accident/health insurance policy or if the National Federation’s insurance policy does not cover personal accident or health claims, then you should obtain your own personal accident and health insurance policy to cover your attendance/participation at FEI Events.
Personal Property Insurance
Again, the advice is to check with your National Federation to confirm if they have an insurance policy in place which would cover you in case of such property loss, theft or damage. If not, then you should obtain your own personal property insurance to cover such situations.
ATHLETES AND OWNERS
Third Party Liability Insurance
As an Athlete/Owner you are personally responsible for damages to third parties caused by you, your employees, Support Personnel, your agents or your Horses. You are, therefore, strongly advised to take out third-party liability insurance providing full coverage in relation to FEI Events at home and abroad, and to keep the policy up to date.
The FEI and the Organiser will NOT be responsible for any damage caused to third parties by you, your employees, Support Personnel, your agents or your Horses.
As an Owner you should ensure that your Horses are adequately insured against any injuries or illnesses they may sustain while participating at a FEI Event.
|What does it mean?|
All FEI Athletes have a sport nationality (a country they compete for), regardless of their age and level. Athletes can only have one sport nationality at a time. The FEI's Sport Nationality Rules determine which country an Athlete must compete for, and the conditions under which a sport nationality can be changed. In order to be valid, a sport nationality change must be approved by the FEI.
Sport nationality is usually connected to state nationality. This principle is applied strictly for Athletes aged over 18, while a more flexible approach is used for Athletes under 18.
The FEI Sport Nationality Rules are set out in Art. 119 of the FEI General Regulations. Additional discipline-specific considerations may also be imposed by the relevant sports Rules.
For participation in Olympic/Paralympic Games, additional eligibility requirements may be imposed by the applicable FEI Regulations. The Olympic and Paralympic Regulations also apply, and may impose a waiting period in the event of a sport nationality change. Participation in Regional and Continental Games is also subject to the regulations of the relevant governing body.
|How to Apply for a Sport Nationality Change|
Athletes aged above 18
Sport nationality change applications are examined by the FEI in accordance with Art. 119 of the FEI General Regulations and can only be submitted by the National Federation of the country of the desired sport nationality. Applications submitted directly by Athletes will not be accepted.
To apply, please fill in the Application Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with:
Minor Athletes (under 18)
|When to apply|
|Applications should be submitted to the FEI at least 30 days before the first planned international participation under the new sport nationality.
|How it works|
The FEI will review the application and may request further documentation if necessary. The FEI will also inform the Athlete’s current NF that a sport nationality change procedure has been initiated. If all applicable requirements set out in Art. 119 of the FEI General Regulations are met, the FEI will confirm the sport nationality change.
|Sport nationality change and Olympic/Paralympic Games participation|
♦ Participation in the Olympic and Paralympic Games is also subject to Olympic and Paralympic Regulations, and in particular to any
waiting period imposed by these regulations in the event of a sport nationality change.
♦ Participation in Regional and Continental Games is also subject to the regulations of the relevant governing body.
♦ Additional eligibility requirements may be imposed by the applicable FEI Regulations for the Olympic Games.
|Clean Sport @ the FEI|
The FEI is part of a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport led by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The aim of this movement is to protect fair competition as well as Athlete health and welfare. As an Athlete, you are an essential part of the equestrian community and have the responsibility of ensuring that sport flourishes in a doping-free environment. As an Athlete, you are subject to human anti-doping testing and the WADA Prohibited List applies to you.
With regards to the FEI Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication Regulations, you are the Person Responsible, meaning that if your horse tests positive, you will be responsible for the violation. The Equine and Human Anti-Doping Rules are in place to protect Athletes and Horses as well as the integrity of our sport. It is important that you are always aware and up to date with these Rules.
Equine Anti-Doping (https://inside.fei.org/fei/cleansport/horses)
Human Anti-Doping (https://inside.fei.org/fei/cleansport/humans)
|Clean Sport and Minors|
It is important that parents and coaches educate Minors on the importance of Clean Sport and substance abuse. A Parental Guide is available here.
It provides parents of Minor Athletes with information on how to promote Clean Sport and handle situations where a Minor is using performance-enhancing substances.
In Equine Anti-Doping, the Athlete is always the person responsible for his/her horse(s), even if he/she is a Minor.
To protect Athletes effectively and ensure fair competition, the FEI with the help of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has developed processes for raising awareness, monitoring, reporting and investigating any occurences of competition manipulation in equestrian sport. Find out everything you need to know about Competition Manipulation and download the FEI Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions here.
Equestrian sport should provide a place where Athletes can experience joy, dedication, achievement, and delight in the human and equine spirit. Everyone involved in our sport should be safe and treated with respect.
What is harassment?
Harassment and abuse can be expressed in five forms, which may occur in combination or in isolation.
Harassment and abuse can be based on any grounds including race, religion, colour, creed, ethnic origin, physical attributes, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status and athletic ability. It can include a one-off incident or a series of incidents.
Detailed information on the FEI's Safeguarding Policy Against Harassment and Abuse which applies to Athletes, Accredited Persons, FEI Representatives, Officials, Organisers, Persons Responsible and Support Personnel (Coaches, Trainers, Horse Owners, Stewards, Chef d’Equipe, Veterinarian, etc) can be found here.
If you wish to report an incident, please fill out the FEI Incident Report Form.
|Harassment and Abuse Prevention with Education|
It is not always easy to understand where boundaries are, when to say no, how to reach out for help, and sometimes myths need to be dispelled. For this reason, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has developed information and educational tools on harassment and abuse.
|New as of 01 January 2023 - FEI Medical and Maternity Leave|
In December 2022, the FEI updated the medical and maternity leave provisions in the Ranking Rules for Dressage, Jumping and Driving to introduce more flexibility to the rules. In addition, medical and maternity leave provisions were incorporated into the Para Dressage and Endurance Ranking Rules for the first time. While on FEI medical/maternity leave, Athletes will retain 50% of the ranking points they earned in the corresponding month of the previous year. Athletes can choose the duration of their medical/maternity leave provided the minimum and maximum periods are respected. For medical leave, the maximum period is 12 months and the minimum period is 6 months. For maternity leave, the maximum period is 12 months and the minimum period is 3 months. While on FEI medical/maternity leave, Athletes are not permitted to participate in any international or national competitions.
Athletes can apply for an official period of medical or maternity leave by submitting a FEI Medical Leave Request Form or a FEI Maternity Leave Request Form to the relevant FEI sports department. The Forms can be downloaded here and must be accompanied by a doctor’s certificate confirming the medical condition/pregnancy. Athletes are advised to consult the relevant ranking rules on the rules pages of the respective disciplines for full details on the rules relating to FEI medical and maternity leave. More information on riding while pregnant is available here.
The FEI Medical Committee is made up of elected experts and their mission is to advise the FEI on matters relating to the health and safety of Athletes and on all matters related to human anti-doping testing. There is detailed information available on our website which covers key health and safety matters for human Athletes in equestrian sport. We encourage you to visit this dedicated hub so you can get familiar with the recommendations when it comes to concussion, medical coverage at events, riding while pregnant, safe handling of Horses and personal protective equipment. We have highlighted some of these topics below.
|Do You Have a Concussion?|
Did you fall off your horse and are wondering if you have a concussion? Concussions should never be underestimated, and the symptoms might not always be straightforward or immediately apparent. The Concussion Recognition Tool (CRT5) can help you assess whether you are suffering from a concussion or not.
However, please remember that, where concussion is even suspected, expert advice must be sought! You may have to follow a gradual return to riding protocol in order to avoid further injury.
All details can be found here.
If you have had a fall you should always have your helmet checked or replaced. Keep in mind that a helmet can be damaged without external signs. More about your helmet can be found here.
To compete at international level, you must wear a helmet certified under one of the standards approved by the FEI. The List of the applicable international testing standards for Protective Headgear (FEI-approved standards) can be found here.
In life, when pressure flips into stress you start to feel like you don’t have the psychological
resources to cope. It is the same in sport. Dr Tim O’Brian, Ex-Arsenal football team psychologist
By definition, sport psychology is the study of how mental strength influences sport and athletic performances. Sport psychology and mental training techniques are used to help Athletes reach their maximum potential and to provide them with tools to cope with the obstacles they may come across during their career such as pressure, injuries, anxiety and focus, to name a few.
The importance of psychology in sport still tends to be underestimated, although many would now agree that working on one’s mental skills is as important as working on one’s physical and technical skills.
|In this section, we introduce the processes behind four mental training techniques which are known to be popular among elite Athletes.
What goes through your mind when you enter the competition arena? Are you afraid of failing, rehearsing the worst possible outcome, or is your inner voice encouraging you to excel?
We all have an ongoing internal dialogue all day long, and what we tell ourselves affects every aspect of our life, including how we perform in sport. Negative internal messages are among the biggest contributors to performance anxiety in Athletes, fuelling self-doubt and increasing a lack of focus. Positive self-talk on the other hand, has proven to not only increase motivation and confidence, it can actually increase physical feelings of strength and contribute to enhancing one’s performance.
At best, a negative mind-set will not make you perform worse, but it certainly will not make you perform better. It can be difficult to free yourself from the spiral of negative self-talk, but it is not impossible. Learning to change your inner self-talk from negative to positive is a skill every Athlete should acquire as this will strengthen mental toughness and enhance performances.
Techniques for Improving Self-Talk
Gain control over your thoughts – YOU decide on your inner dialogue. Block out negative thoughts and replace them with positive affirmations. Consciously substitute negative thoughts with positive ones.
|2. Visualisation / Imagery|
Create your athletic script in your head and see yourself perform. Many Olympic Athletes have learned to master the art of visualisation with the help of mental coaches. They spend hours envisioning what they want to execute and how it should feel. Scientifically, it has been proven that the brain does not differentiate between a real memory and an imagined one. This means that when you imagine something intensely, with a lot of emotion, you can trick your brain into picking it up as being real. Through repetition, this technique has proven to be very successful in increasing confidence and positively reinforcing skills.
Focus and breathe - Learning to quiet your mind is one of the biggest challenges with visualisation. Focusing explicitly on what you want to achieve and blocking out all other thoughts is a learning process that requires time and practice. To help become collected and focused, start by making sure that you are comfortable. You may also want to take a few deep breaths in and out to help you become centred. Meditation can be a useful tool in learning to quiet your mind.
Use all your senses and go into detail – The more intense the experience of visualisation and the more detail you give it, the better your brain will remember it. Feed your subconscious as much detail as possible and take the time to envision every step of your performance clearly. Feel your body and every emotion that goes with it, feel the excitement that goes with achieving your goal.
Practice makes perfect – Visualisation is not a skill you acquire overnight, it takes time and practice. If the visualisation does not work right away as you want it to, don’t worry and don’t give up. Stay consistent in your practice and with time you will start seeing a difference as you are rewiring your brain to achieve your goals.
|3. Goal Setting|
It is important to know where you are heading, and having a clear goal will help you with that. Setting a goal gives direction, and allows you to think about and develop a plan of action to attain that goal. It also encourages motivation and focus, essential to a successful performance.
Different Types of Goals
Example: Sam the marathon runner
Performance goals – These are your building blocks en route to your outcome goal. They will help you monitor the achievement of your process goal and show you how you are progressing towards your outcome goal. These goals will also allow you to make necessary adjustments towards your outcome goal.
Process goals – Process goals are the small goals which you use to improve your skills and focus your attention during your training plan. They revolve around technique and strategy, and are under your direct control, paving the way towards your bigger performance goal.
Example: Sam the marathon runner
When Setting Your Goals Remember to Set SMART Goals
|4. Ideal Performance State (IPS)|
IPS, being “in the zone” or the concept of flow, are all terms which apply to the optimal stimulation level an Athlete experiences when performing at their best. The state itself is often described as one of confidence and deep concentration, with full immersion and focus put into the performance. It is characterised by a quiet mind, a sense of personal control and effectiveness. Fear of failure and overthinking one’s performance have no place in IPS.
Some Athletes will perform better in a calm state while others need to feel pumped with adrenaline. The important thing is to find your IPS and learn to regulate it when needed. Learning to regulate your IPS is a skill which, like everything else, requires patience, time and repetition. That being said, mastering it will impact positively on your own and your horse’s performance.
Techniques to Help Increase Your Chances of Reaching IPS
Meditation can also help lower the stimulation level, as can self-talk. Music can either lower or elevate it, depending on what is needed. The most important thing is to feel you are in control of your emotions.
Self-awareness – Pay attention to how you feel and analyse your past performances, whether during training or in competition. Be clear about what exactly your IPS is. It is crucial you establish this in order to know what state you are working towards. To help you, keep track of your performances with a journal. This will show your evolution in ways that might surprise you in the long run.
Pre-performance routines - develop routines prior to your performance. This will help you increasingly gain focus and learn to blend out distractions. By creating pre-performance routines you can also help gain control over your thoughts and prevent overthinking and falling into self-doubt. The routine you create will also help you establish a calm and centred mind-set with increased feelings of self-confidence and positive thoughts.
|Some of the Best Benefited from Mental Training|
Andre Agassi - one of the greatest tennis players of all time - "Many nights we’re in the gym until four in the morning, searching for new ways to build up my mind, my confidence, along with my body." Read more ...
Michael Jordan - global basketball legend - “That Zen Buddhist stuff really works!” Read more ...
Lindsay Vonn - Olympic ski champion and eight-time World Cup title-holder - "I always visualize the run before I do it. By the time I get to the start gate, I've run that race 100 times already in my head, picturing how I'll take the turns." Read more ...
Mikaela Shiffrin - two-time Olympic gold medallist skier - “Sometimes eyes closed, sometimes eyes open, but I’m always kind of zoned out,” Read more ...
Adrienne Sternlicht worked with mind architect Peter Crone to overcome doubt - “It’s about whatever you decide to let confine you”. Read more ...
If you want to find out more about the possibilities in your discipline and region, start by getting in touch with your peers, chef d’equipe and National Federation to see what is already in place/available.
|Additional Information and interesting reads|
♦ Routledge international handbook of sport psychology / edited by Robert J. Schinke..(1966) available at the Olympic World Library
This section is composed of three sub-sections which address important aspects to take into consideration when creating your public profile.
The first sub-section covers social media and websites, the second will walk you through the essentials of talking to the media and the third will provide you with tips and information about building your relationships with sponsors.
|Social media & websites|
Social media is a powerful and influential tool in today’s world, uniting personal communications with commercial opportunities. At its best, social media connects you to friends, peers, fans and other like-minded individuals around the world, forging strong, positive relationships. However, at its worst, it puts a spotlight on mistakes and negative comments which can be difficult to deal with.
As an Athlete, social media allows you to tell your story, whether from behind the scenes or the field of play and, thanks to the interactive tools within the platforms, fans can engage on a one-to-one basis like never before.
A strong social media presence is highly appealing to sponsors, who will consider this as a factor when choosing between potential partners. Athletes with a large and highly engaged social fan base will rate highly due to the exposure they are able to offer sponsors through their channels. Media will also regularly review social media accounts on the lookout for stories.
Whilst social media can be a great tool it is important to keep in mind the potential pit falls of the platforms and the resulting negativity.
|Always think before you post ...|
♦ Does this post reflect the way I wish to be portrayed to the public?
It is important to be aware of different cultures and language barriers. If you are not posting in your first language and are unsure about what you have written, consider getting someone to double check before you post.
Internet has a long lasting memory. Once something has been posted online it is almost impossible to remove it, so be sure about what you wish to showcase to the world! It is also worth reviewing past social content to ensure it still meets your standards of today.
All of us are horse lovers and you, as an Athlete, have a great opportunity to promote good horsemanship and horse welfare. But there are a growing number of people out there who question whether Horses should even be ridden, so please be aware that content you post on social media could have unexpected consequences that could be harmful to our sport. If in doubt, don’t post it!
If you do find yourself in a negative situation online, either as a result of a post or something that has happened offline, seek advice from a media professional or your National Federation on the best course of action. Managed properly, negative fallout can be limited, but if it is not managed in an effective and timely manner, it can cause serious and widespread problems.
|Some things for you to consider when establishing/running your social media profiles|
Split between your personal and professional profiles online - Many Athletes will have two profiles to keep a clear distinction between their private and professional life. There is no right or wrong way of doing this. What you share and with whom is down to personal preference.
Which platforms should I be on? - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok . . . there’s a seemingly never-ending list of platforms out there, but you don’t need to be on them all. Decide which the best fit is for you and how many you can realistically manage well and go with those. It takes time to build up a strong community, so don’t be afraid to start with one platform and then expand to others over time.
Is this something that you can do yourself or do you need help? - Many Athletes use other people to manage their social accounts for them. This could be a professional agency/freelancer, a member of your office team, or a family member. Be realistic about your skills and the time you have available to dedicate to managing your social media profiles.
What type of content will you be sharing and how often? - Consistency is key on social media. Fans like to know what they will get when following you. Decide on the type of content you would like to post and ensure that there is a regularity to how often you post. This helps build your relationship with your fans, but don’t be afraid to mix up the type of content at times and try something different!
Ensure you have authorisation to post images/video content - Just because you have found content related to you online does not mean that you have the right to use that content. Competition footage is often covered by broadcast rights so reach out to either the OC, NF or FEI to confirm that you are able to post this content. The same goes for images – try to find out the photographer who took the picture and ask for permission to use it. Most equestrian photographers travel around the world to events with you, so consider setting up a partnership with them to get images of your performances.
The FEI has put in place guidelines for Non-Rights Holders, explaining why image and video content from the field of play cannot simply be reposted and used. Please consult the FEI Competitions & Digital Media Rights - Guidelines for Non-Rights Holders. If you have any queries in relation to these guidelines, please email us at email@example.com.
Don’t just post content out – engage with your audience directly - Like their comments, say thank you, reply to questions. You will probably make that fan’s day.
Be prepared for negative comments - Unfortunately it is almost impossible to avoid negative comments entirely. There will likely be someone who disagrees with you or dislikes something that you have done at some stage of your career, but it is important to maintain balance in this. Set guidelines for your pages about the type of comments you will allow or not allow. Consider which comments require a response and always respond in a balanced and measured way. Monitor these comments to see if there are any trends in type and number. While it is never nice to read negative comments, try to make a distinction between your online and offline life, and always talk to someone if you need to.
Reach out to your National Federations to see if there is any support/training on offer related to social media.
Examples of young role models with strong social media presence:
♦ Footballer Kylian Mpappé. Read more ...
|Talking to the Media|
You are an ambassador for your sport and you probably have a huge fan base, so be mindful that any content written about you in the press, whether it be online or in print (newspapers and magazines) will be seen worldwide. Like social media, online content also stays there forever, so please do not use media interviews as an opportunity to stir up controversy. As an ambassador of the sport, you should be promoting the sport and not damage its reputation, or your own.
Here are a couple of helpful tips to remember when being interviewed:
♦ Ask to have the questions in advance and take time to think about how you’re going to answer them before every interview.
|Sponsors - Athlete and Sponsorship; building a relationship|
Sponsors like being associated with professional Athletes as they present a strong, inspiring influence and popularity as a result of their achievements. But a sponsor wants something in return.
A sponsor looks to generate return on investment when signing a sponsorship deal. Return on investment can be achieved through many means, for example:
A sponsorship deal is a two-way street – this means that an Athlete needs to benefit from the relationship, in most cases by receiving a financial contribution, and the sponsor needs to have return on his investment. In order to sign a new sponsor, or grow an existing relationship with a sponsor, it is important Athletes understand how to ensure a sponsor can get a return on their investment.
Tips for a successful relationship with sponsors:
Additional information can also be found on the IOC website under:
|FEI.TV - Watch the best of equestrian sport live or on demand!|
Stay up to date with the best sporting events the equestrian world has to offer! Subscribe to FEI.TV and get full access to coverage of the most prestigious FEI Events, including the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ and Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, Championships and other major Series.
FEI.TV presents fans globally with the most comprehensive library of official equestrian video content available anywhere on the internet and spans multiple equestrian disciplines. FEI.tv is a sophisticated online service offering live coverage plus an extensive video on demand library that allows subscribers to replay events.
Event replays can be accessed by direct search, via the series, or directly via the discipline. Subscribers can also access reviews of events, highlights, interviews, reports and an extensive video archive.
Sign up to FEI.TV today and never miss out on your favourite event again!
|FEI Social Media Channels|
Knowing how much you love all things equestrian, we do our best to make sure you stay up to date with all the action.
Satisfy your cravings for stunning pictures and aspirational videos with our four Instagram accounts:
Aimed at all equestrian enthusiasts, Fei.org is the “go-to” place to catch up on all the sport and the people that make it so unique. The website offers everything you need to know on all our disciplines through our special features, interviews, sport updates and tips and tools. On top of this, you can have the inside track on your favourite athletes and the different FEI Series.
Click your way through FEI.org to make sure you never miss out on any current events and trends in equestrian sport!
|Inside.FEI.org and FEI Database|
InsideFEI has been designed by us, for you.
By navigating through the different webpages you can find the details of everything we mention in this toolkit and much more… Discipline orientated, it will allow each of you to search for exactly the information you need. The section Main Events for example, will inform you about all the Series, Championships and Games taking place in each discipline; Governance and Structure will provide you with an insight on who we are and how we function.
Via InsideFEI you also have the possibility to access our FEI Database which is our data collection centre. It contains the entire calendar of FEI international events as well as valuable information about athletes, horses, National Federations and results in each of our seven disciplines. It is also the entry point to discover our different Ranking/Standing lists, whether FEI or Olympic. Take a scroll and discover that the information you need is just a click away.
Knowledge is power, which is why in 2017 the FEI launched FEI Campus, a unique and free resource for everyone with a love of Horses and equestrian sport, wherever they are in the world.
Virtual classrooms, interactive teaching sessions and constantly updated content make this online e-learning platform FEI Campus is a true milestone for equestrian sport! ► Visit FEI Campus
Athlete scholarships are available through FEI Solidarity from the age of 16 for all FEI disciplines, with the exception of Vaulting which offers scholarships as of 14. The financial support provided through an FEI Solidarity scholarship is a contribution towards ongoing training for Athlete preparation to participate at Regional/Continental Championships & Games (technical level 1* to 2**/Dressage PSG).
Details can be found in the FEI Solidarity Programme.
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