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FEI President Ingmar De Vos elected as IOC Member 15 Sep 2017

Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) since 2014, was today elected as a Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the IOC Session in Lima (PER). Ingmar De Vos received 70 out of 78 valid votes.“It is a really great honour for me personally,....

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FEI President focuses on unique qualities of equestrian sport at FEI General Assembly 22 Nov 2016

FEI President Ingmar De Vos opened the FEI General Assembly in the Japanese capital Tokyo today, delivering the keynote address to almost 300 delegates and focusing on the unique qualities of equestrian sport.“We all agree that we have the greatest sport on earth and this is for many reasons&r....

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FEI General Assembly votes in favour of Olympic and Paralympic rule changes 22 Nov 2016

The FEI General Assembly has today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed format changes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017.Under the new proposals, the number of athletes in national teams will be reduc....

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FEI General Assembly 2016: final debate before landmark Olympic vote in Tokyo 21 Nov 2016

Olympic formats were the key topic at the FEI General Assembly session in the Japanese capital this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s crucial vote on the proposals that will be submitted to the IOC on the formats for the three Olympic equestrian disciplines at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The for....

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FEI President celebrates top equestrian sport and clean Games at Rio 2016 27 Aug 2016

FEI President Ingmar De Vos had double cause for celebration this week after confirmation that all human and equine samples taken during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games had returned negative.“Keeping our sport clean is a central part of our daily work at the FEI, but to have back-to-back clean Game....

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Comeback king Skelton scoops Britain’s first Olympic individual Jumping gold 19 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes He broke his neck in a fall 16 years ago, he has a replacement hip, he’s 58 years old, competing at his seventh Olympic Games and he was riding a horse that has been struggling with injury for over two years, but Nick Skelton made Olympic history when becoming the first e....

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Lamaze and his very Fine Lady: Olympic individual Jumping Final 19 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes On the eve of the Olympic individual Jumping Final at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today, the riders are thinking ahead to tomorrow’s big challenge. A total of 35 combinations will tackle the track when the action gets underway at 10.00 local time, and if ....

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End of an era as Olympic champion Beerbaum announces retirement from German team 18 Aug 2016

By Louise Parkes “A legend in his own lifetime, a complete horseman and a man who is deeply involved in the development of the sport.” That was the description of Olympian Ludger Beerbaum given by FEI Jumping Director, John Roche, today after the announcement of the German rider&rsq....

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The most recognisable running shoes in the Olympics aren’t on Usain Bolt’s feet! 18 Aug 2016

The most recognisable brand of running shoes, and definitely the fastest running shoes in the Olympic movement are not on the track and field athletes in Rio 2016. They’re the shoes on the only four-legged athletes at the Games - the horses!Whether it’s heels up in Europe to keep the goo....

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Fighting French fly to victory in Olympic Team Jumping final 17 Aug 2016

by Louise Parkes France claimed Team Jumping gold for only the second time in the history of the Olympic Games with a brilliant performance at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) today. Lying only a single penalty point behind the joint-leaders from Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and USA....

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