FEI Medical/Maternity Leave Forms

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 below 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.