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Alan Smith, Equestrian Journalist, the Best Job in Fleet Street

Article by Louise Parks for FEI – 6 July 2020 Not too many people have been to 17 Olympic Games in their lifetime, but retired British journalist Alan Smith most certainly has. In a career that spanned 48 years he reported on no less than nine Summer and eight Winter Games along with all the…

FEI Holds Virtual Board Meeting on Finance, Cancellations and Championships

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26 June 2020, Lausanne, SUI ~ A virtual Board Meeting of the FEI was held from 23-25 June 2020 due to the dangers of travel communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The main discussions, Finance, Cancellations and Championships during the FEI Board Meeting video conference days (23-25 June) are summarized here. 23 June 2020 ~ The…

Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 postponed to 2021

23 June 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Longines FEI Endurance World Championships 2020 have been postponed until May 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on equestrian sport. The decision to postpone comes following agreement between the FEI, the Italian National Federation and the Organisers in Pisa. The Championships were due to…

FEI European Championships in Olympic & Paralympic disciplines cancelled for 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games will be held 23 July to 8 August 2021 and the Paralympic Games will run from 24 August through to 5 September 20218 May 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI European Championships in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage will not be held in 2021…

New Dates Set For Tokyo 2021

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30 March 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI President has welcomed the announcement of the new dates for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will run from 23 July to 8 August, and for the Paralympic Games from 24 August until 5 September 2021. “While it was of course demoralising for everyone that the Games…

International Horse Sports Confederation Elects New President

Ingmar De Vos, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) was elected President of the IHSC20 December 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) held its General Assembly on 7 December 2019 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club where the group elected a new President and received a number of important updates…

China, Thailand and Poland secure Tokyo 2020 Eventing team slots

27 May 2019, FEI ~ China, Thailand and Poland secured their equestrian team tickets to next summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at special Eventing qualifiers held in Saumur (FRA) and Baborówko (POL) over the weekend. This will be a first-ever Olympic Eventing team slot for China and Thailand, although both have had individual starters at…

Ingmar De Vos Elected to ASOIF Council

The ASOIF Council is responsible for preparing and conducting the General Assembly as well as implementing its decisions8 May 2019, Australia ~ Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), was today elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Council at its General Assembly held during the SportAccord World Sport…

FEI Sports Forum 2019 SESSION 7: Improvements and Innovations to Reshape Endurance

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16 April 2019, Lausanne, Sui ~ The eighth edition of the FEI Sports Forum 2019, held at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, this week is now available to view on replay on fei.org. The 7th Session on Proposed improvements and innovations to reshape Endurance, which form the basis of the Endurance…

Watch Live FEI Sports Forum 15 April

Ingmar De Vos FEI Secretary General FEI Sports Forum 2015

FEI Sports Forum 2019 live and on-demand14 April 2019, Lausanne (SUI), The eighth edition of the FEI Sports Forum 2019, which will be held at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (SUI) on 15 and 16 April, will be live–streamed on fei.org. Day 1 – will begin with a session dedicated to…

Who Will Host FEI World Championships 2022?

26 March 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ A total of 20 countries on four different continents – Europe, North and South America and Asia – have submitted expressions of interest to host the FEI World Championships 2022, with representatives from over 30 different venues attending a workshop for potential host cities. Participants at the interactive workshop,…

2022 FEI World Championship Host Bid Open

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Opportunity to Host Individual FEI Championship Disciplines in 2022 13 February 2019, Lausanne, Sui ~ While 2019 is set to be another busy year for international horse sport, potential bidders are already vying for the possibility of hosting FEI World Championships in 2022. The FEI has already received some exciting expressions of interest for 2022,…

Ingmar De Vos Retains FEI President Position

FEI President Ingmar De Vos

De Vos, from Belgium, was voted in for another four-year term20 November 2018, Manama, Bahrain ~ Ingmar De Vos was today re-elected unopposed as President of the FEI at the General Assembly in Manama (BRN), where he pledged to build on the success of his first term in office. The Belgian native received unanimous support for…

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tops Discussion at FEI General Assembly

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Multiple issues contributed to the problems with the Endurance venue19 November 2018, Manama, Bahrain ~ The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 and the future of the Games were the subject of a well-attended session at the FEI General Assembly in Manama (BRN) today, 19 November 2018. The independent Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU), which…

World Equestrian Games Prepares for 2018 September Event

FEI World Equestrian GamesTM runs from 11-23 September 2018 3 January 2018, Tryon, North Carolina, USA ~ Mark Bellissimo, CEO of International Equestrian Group, LLC (IEG), announces that in less than a year Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina will host the world’s largest equestrian competition, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018…

UAE Takes Gold in Verona FEI Young Riders and Juniors Championship

UAE Silver, Spain Bronze24 September 2017, Verona, Italy ~ UAE’s teenage Saeed Al Muhairi aboard 8-year-old Rabdan was crowned world champion at the FEI Meydan World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2017, a 120 km ride held at the scenic Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Verona, Italy, on 23 September 2017. UAE rider Ghanim…

USA Entries for 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships

The FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders & Juniors at Verona, Italy22 September 2017, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy ~ The Distance Depot/U.S. Endurance Team will compete in the 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors on Saturday, 23 September. Chef d’Equipe Mark Dial will guide the team, newly sponsored for…

FEI President Ingmar De Vos Elected as IOC Member

16 September 2017,Lima (PER) ~ Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) since 2014, has been 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,…

FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Comes to New York

21 July 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Adequan®/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) will be held 18-23 July 2017, in conjunction with the HITS-on-the-Hudson IV Horse Show at HITS Saugerties, New York, USA. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America and neighboring countries for Junior and Young riders, age…

Welfare of Athletes Top Agenda at FEI Sports Forum 2017

Speed and non-compliance with mandatory rest periods are key factors in endurance injuries13 April 2017, Switzerland ~ The welfare of equines and human athletes was top of the agenda on day two of the FEI Sports Forum 2017. Scientific data on Eventing risk management, Endurance risk factors and bone fatigue was presented to more than…

FEI Response to Prohibited Substance Abuse in UAE Endurance

New prohibited substances cases under FEI anti-doping rules 3 February 2017- Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has announced seven adverse analytical findings involving prohibited substances in UAE Endurance events. The horses were tested at four different events at the Al Wathba venue in Abu Dhabi All seven horses have tested positive to the same four prohibited…

FEI Secretary General Addresses Horse Welfare in Endurance

FEI takes measures to address horse welfare issues in Endurance 3 February 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Secretary General has today provided an overview of a series of measures to be implemented by both the FEI and the United Arab Emirates Equestrian Federation to address serious horse welfare issues in UAE Endurance. In view…

FEI Announces Candidate Cities for FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina 22 December 2016, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Two cities have been announced as Official Candidates to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022. Lexington, Kentucky (USA) and Samorin (SVK) have both been selected as potential hosts for the…

FEI Named International Sports Federation of the Year

Awards went to the FEI’s #TwoHearts Olympic campaign – Billy to Rio, and the ground-breaking video Hoofloose9 December 2016, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has been declared International Sports Federation of the Year at the International Sports Awards 2016. Recognizing the work of the international governing body for equestrian sport including its leadership in integrity…

Touchdown! First Olympic Horses Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

  30 July 2016, Rio de Janeiro ~ The first Olympic horses are settling into their athletes’ village today – the new-build stables at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro – with Team New Zealand’s Ringwood Skyboy winning the opening heat of the Rio 2016 Games to be the first to set foot on Brazilian…

FEI reviews alternatives for FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 after agreeing to part company with Bromont

22 July 2016, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has announced that it is working on alternatives for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 following mutual agreement between the FEI and Canadian Comité organisateur des Jeux Équestres Mondiaux 2018 (COJEM), the organising committee for the Games in Bromont, to terminate the contract to host the Games…

Equestrian Sport Gallops into the Rio Limelight

Equestrian sport arrives in Rio with its head held high, the bit between its teeth and on the crest of a wave of expansion across the globe. 21 July 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ The Rio 2016 Summer Games sport entries (FEI Definite Entries) are set, and a total of 200 athlete and horse combinations…

Countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

21 June 2016, Rio ~ As of 23 June, there are 42 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where 200 human and equine athletes will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on 7 September, will welcome a further 78 athletes who will…

Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 Allocated to Slovakia

The 2016 World Championships will run from 15-18 September15 June 2016, Switzerland ~ The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 will be held in Samorin (SVK) following a decision at yesterday’s FEI Bureau monthly teleconference meeting. A unanimous proposal from the FEI Endurance Committee recommending the Slovakian venue received the support of the full Bureau.…

Longines Ladies Award Honors Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

14 June 2016, UK Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in London’s Natural History Museum on 13 June 2016. The Princess Royal, FEI President from 1986-1994 and now an FEI Honorary President, joined global horse sport industry leaders on the eve of Royal Ascot, Britain’s most valuable race…

FEI World Endurance Championship 2016 Bids to Re-Open

The FEI has ruled that the FEI World Endurance Championships will not be held in Dubai in 2016 8 Apr 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ The FEI Bureau acknowledged the efforts that have been made by the United Arab Emirates National Federation (UAE NF) in Endurance since the reinstatement of the National Federation in July 2015.…

Olympic Format Debate serves as Reality Check for Equestrian Sport

5 April 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ A record number of delegates attended the 2016 FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne which ran from 4-5 April 2016, as panelists and press debated the future shape of equestrian sport on the first day of the forum. “What you’re facing is nothing less than a reality check for the sport,”…

Olympic 2020 City Tokyo to host FEI General Assembly 2016

17 March 2016, Lausanne (SUI), Tokyo, host city for the 2020 Olympic Games, has given the best possible endorsement for equestrian sport by inviting the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to hold its General Assembly in the Japanese capital in November 2016. The allocation of the 2016 FEI General Assembly to Tokyo was approved by the…