FEI Olympic Group qualification events
The FEI Board (formerly Bureau) agreed that allocation of the Group C Jumping and Dressage qualifiers would be postponed due to transport issues for horses to access the proposed locations in Budapest (HUN) and Moscow (RUS).
The proposal is for a decision to be taken during the Board teleconference on 19 December following further evaluation on the health requirements from the Olympic Group C nations and recommendations based on a thorough review of both venues by the FEI Veterinary Director and the relevant Discipline Directors.
The Jumping qualifier for Group F was allocated to Rabat (MAR) in October 2019. The Group G Jumping qualifier will be in Valkenswaard (NED), following a proposal from the regional group.
The Dressage Committee will identify an event in Europe that can host a Dressage qualifier for Group F. There is no requirement for a Group G qualifier following Australia’s qualification at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Tryon 2018.
The Eventing qualifier for Group C will be held in Baborowko (POL) from 23-26 May 2019. As all Group F and G Eventing teams are based in Europe a qualifier will be identified to host a CCI 3* next spring in Europe. This will also be allocated on 19 December.
The FEI Board approved modifications to the rules for the EEM Speed Challenge series and FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019. The Board also approved the rules for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2019, with the exception of Article 5.2 which requires further consideration.
Calendars for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth 2019 and the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2019 were approved by the Board. These will be published on the FEI website in due course.
FEI Dressage Judging Working Group
The report of the FEI Dressage Judging Working Group also received FEI Board approval. This will shortly be available on the FEI website.