Welcome to Veterinarian

We are very happy to welcome you to the veterinarian hub of the FEI website. Within the following pages, you will find useful information and advice on specific issues relevant to your role as a Veterinarian working at an FEI event either in a treating or official capacity.

We would like to remind you that it is the paramount responsibility of all those involved in equestrian sport to ensure a high health and welfare status of the horses they are in charge of. To this end, the FEI Equine Welfare Code of Conduct must be complied with at all times. As Veterinary health professionals supporting equestrianism throughout the world, you play an essential role in protecting the welfare of all competing horses. You are also responsible for implementing the FEI Veterinary Regulations and ensuring fair play. You are, moreover, expected to be familiar with the FEI Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations and the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List, which can be found on the FEI Clean Sport website.

Latest Department Updates

  • 30 Aug 2023
    FEI Board Resolutions, 29 August 2023 - Veterinary

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 29 August. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.


    FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List- proposed changes
    The Board approved the proposed changes to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List. It was clarified that cannabidiol is not a Banned Substance, but is listed as Controlled Medication (Specified Substance).
    The list will be effective as of 1 January 2024 and will be published here.

    Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Paralympic Games Appointment of the Assistant Technical Delegate
    The Board approved the appointment of Hanneke Gerritsen (NED) as Assistant Technical Delegate for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
    The list of Officials for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games appointed to date will be published here.

    FEI Annual Report 2022
    The Board approved the FEI Annual Report 2022. The Annual Report will be published online here in the coming days.

  • 25 Jul 2023
    National Head Veterinarian Conference, February 2024

    The FEI Veterinary Department, FEI Solidarity Department and Turkish Equestrian Federation are pleased to invite all National Head Veterinarians to attend the NHV Conference to be held at the Olympic House, Istanbul (TUR) on 1-4 February 2024.

    National Head Veterinarians (NHV) play an essential role within the FEI network, being the primary reference to the Veterinary Department, national veterinary authorities and national equine veterinarians. They are responsible for distributing information received from the FEI, their government or other official bodies, recruiting new FEI Veterinarians, coordinating courses and overseeing promotions, contributing to the anti-doping programme and providing feedback and suggestions to the Veterinary Department on regulatory changes, prohibited substances and any other veterinary matters.

    The NHV Conference will be a good opportunity for the National Head Veterinarians to interact with their counterparts and the Veterinary Department, address problematic issues and find common solutions for the betterment of equestrian sport and further promotion of horse welfare.

    National Federations are highly encouraged to support and arrange the participation of their NHV in the conference. Delegates must be registered using the attached Registration Form, by 30 September 2023 at the latest.

    Participants are expected to arrive on Thursday, 1 February and attend the welcome reception, which will be followed by 3 days of full programme ending no later than 16:00 on Sunday, 4 February 2024. The detailed programme will be sent to the participants after the closing date of registration. The FEI will cover the room and full board for one delegate per National Federation for the duration of the conference (4 nights).

    Anne Saez (anne.saez@fei.org) will be available to answer enquires and provide further details.

    We look forward to meeting your NHV in Istanbul!

  • 28 Jun 2023
    FEI Rules Revisions 2023

    The Rules Revision Process 2023 is well underway with the first draft of the proposed changes now available to National Federations and Stakeholders for review and feedback by 16 August 2023 prior to being submitted to the General Assembly for approval in November as per the timeline below: 
    1 March 2023
    National Federations and Stakeholders with whom the FEI has signed an MOU have the opportunity to propose Rules changes as per the FEI Periodical Rules Revision Policy.
    28 June 2023
    The FEI provides National Federations and Stakeholders with the first Draft of proposed Rules change.
    The 1st Draft of proposed Rules changes Memos as well as the Templates to provide feedback by 16 August 2023 can be found HERE. ONLY proposals submitted online on the Rules Revision Platform using the respective Templates will be accepted.
    16 August 2023
    National Federations and Stakeholders are given seven weeks to review the first Draft and the proposed amendments in this first Draft and make comments and/or propose any changes in relation to the first Draft.
    24 October 2023
    Final Draft of the proposed Rules changes is provided to National Federations and Stakeholders.
    20 November 2023
    Rules Session at FEI General Assembly in Mexico City (MEX).
    21 November 2023
    Voting of Rules at the FEI General Assembly.

    For more information on the FEI Rules Revision processes and timelines, click here.

    If you have any questions please contact the FEI Director Governance & Institutional Affairs at Francisco.lima@fei.org

  • 21 Jun 2023
    Elections & Appointments 2023

    The names of candidates vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee for the Elections & Appointments 2023 are available on Inside.FEI.org. For the positions to be elected by the FEI General Assembly 2023, the candidacy files can also be consulted.

    The open positions are:

    •    Chair of Regional Group III – Board Member
    •    Chair of Regional Group VII – Board Member
    •    Chair of Driving Technical Committee – Board Member
    •    Chair of FEI Tribunal
    •    Members of FEI Tribunal
    •    Member of Audit & Compliance Committee
    •    Members of Nominations Committee, all Regional Groups

    •    Member of Jumping Committee          
    •    Member of Dressage Committee
    •    Member of Para Equestrian Committee     
    •    Member of Eventing Committee      
    •    Member of Driving Committee      
    •    Member of Vaulting Committee            
    •    Members of Veterinary Committee
    •    Member of Medical Committee
    Should you have any questions regarding the FEI Elections & Appointments 2023, please contact the Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs, Francisco Lima.

  • 6 Jun 2023
    Course for FEI Officials applications 2024

    The FEI Sports and Veterinary Department would like to draw your attention to the application deadline to host FEI Transfer Up or CES (FEI Competency-based Evaluation System) Maintenance Courses in 2024.


    We kindly ask you to download the relevant application & budget forms, which can be accessed via the links provided below, and to send them to the FEI via the corresponding email address also provided below, no later than the 31 July 2023.

    Discipline Email Documents
    Jumping jumpingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/jumping/forms
    Dressage anna.milne@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/dressage/organise-course
    Para Dressage thya.moritz@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/dressage/ped-organise-course
    Eventing eventingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/eventing/forms
    Driving & Para driving@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/driving/course-organisation
    Endurance endurance@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/endurance/organise-a-course
    Vaulting vaultingofficials@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/officials/vaulting/organise-course
    Veterinary veterinary@fei.org https://inside.fei.org/fei/your-role/veterinarians/education/organise-a-course

    Should you have any questions regarding the administration of our courses, please contact the relevant FEI Sport or Veterinary Department who will be able to assist you.

  • 3 May 2023
    Board Teleconference, 02 May 2023, Paris 2024 resolution

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 2 May. The Paris 2024 resolution taken on this occasion is listed below.

    The Board approved the following appointments of International Technical Officials for the 2024 Olympic Games:

    Eventing Technical Delegate: Marcin Konarski (POL)

    Jumping Technical Delegate: Guilherme Nogueira Jorge (BRA)

    Foreign Veterinary Delegate: Dr Emily Sandler (USA)

    President of the Veterinary Commission: Dr Thierry Grisard (FRA)

    Member of the Veterinary Commission: Dr Juliana Freitas (BRA)

    Member of the Veterinary Commission: Dr Julius Peters (NED)

    Overall Chief Steward: Cesar Hirsch (VEN)

  • 3 May 2023
    Board Teleconference, 02 May 2023, Veterinary resolution

    The FEI Board held a teleconference on 2 May. The Veterinary resolution taken on this occasion is listed below.

    FEI Central Laboratory 2023-2026

    Further to the recommendations of the Veterinary Chair, the Veterinary Director and the Legal Director, the Board approved LGC, Newmarket Road, Fordham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom as the FEI Central Laboratory from 2023 to 2026.

  • 5 Apr 2023
    FEI Board - Extraordinary teleconference on 4 April 2023

    The FEI Board held an extraordinary teleconference on 4 April. One of the main resolutions taken on this occasion is listed below:

    Appointment Dr Albéric Théry to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List Expert Group

    The Board approved the appointment of Dr Albéric Théry (UAE) to the FEI List Group as a replacement of Treating Veterinarian Dr Richard Corde (FRA) retiring in 2023.

  • 2 Sep 2022
    Supply of Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Influenza vaccines

    The FEI was recently informed of supply delays for certain Boehringer Ingelheim products, which includes the Equine Influenza vaccine ProteqFlu® as well as the Equine Influenza and Tetanus vaccine ProteqFlu® TE.

    The FEI is currently monitoring the potential impact of a shortage of ProteqFlu® and ProteqFlu® TE equine vaccines in the European Union and the United Kingdom, and will provide regular updates on the evolving situation. 

    In the meantime, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page on inside.FEI.org for more information.

  • 31 Aug 2022
    Horse Health Requirements Worldwide Rollout

    As you are all aware and in accordance with the FEI Veterinary Regulations, as of 1 January 2022 all Horses competing at all FEI Events worldwide must fulfil the Horse Health Requirements via the FEI HorseApp.

    The Horse Health Requirements were devised and implemented in response to the severe EHV-1 outbreak in mainland Europe last year, and are vital for the health and welfare of horses at FEI Events by providing an important biosecurity system to reduce the risk of an outbreak of an infectious disease.

    Sanctions for non-compliance with these requirements are already in force for Horses competing at FEI Events in Mainland Europe and these will be introduced and enforced worldwide as of 1 September 2022. The month of August served as a transitional month for all FEI Events outside of Mainland Europe, providing an opportunity for all Stakeholders to become acquainted with the processes and sanctions that will now apply. A summary of the revised sanctions as laid out in Annex VI of the FEI Veterinary Regulations can be found here.