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What it Takes to Fly 325 Horses to Tokyo

Can horses fly? Well yes, they can if they’re Olympic athletes!15 July 2021, Tokyo (JPN), And in a piece of history-making, 36 of them flew into Japan last night – the first full cargo load of horses ever to land in Haneda, the waterfront airport that serves the greater Tokyo area and which is now…

US Withdraws Team From FEI Endurance World Championship in Italy

In this time of ultra caution, a fever in one of the US horses was enough to force a withdrawal of all the team horses stabled together21 May 2021, Pisa, Italy ~ The United States of America has withdrawn its full team of horses from the FEI Endurance World Championship in Pisa (ITA) after one…

US One of 32 Countries Competing in Upcoming Longines FEI World Endurance Championship

Jaume Punti Dachs and Twyst Maison Blanche

2016 World Champion, Spain’s Jaume Punti Dachs, and his wife Maria Alvarez Ponton will ride on 22 May 202114 May 2021, The line-up for the Longines FEI Endurance World Championship in Pisa, Italy has been confirmed, with competitors from 32 countries and five continents ready to challenge for the 2021 individual and team world titles…

In Memoriam: FEI Pays Tribute to Prince Philip

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Prince Phillip was the longest serving FEI President (1964-1986)9 April 2021, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle in England. His death, at the age of 99, was announced by Buckingham Palace. He was the longest serving FEI President (1964-1986) and was succeeded in this…

EHV Relief Fund Brings Showjumping Community Together for a Common Cause

Aid coming for those impacted by neurological form of EHV-11 April 2021, Geneva, Swiss ~ The entire showjumping community has been devastated by the current linked outbreaks in Spain of the neurological form of EHV-1 that has impacted horses in 10 countries in mainland Europe. Through the hard work and dedication of many in our…

FEI UPDATES on the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) – neurological form

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21 March 2021, The FEI has created a dedicated hub to collect and share all the latest information and developments around the outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1 – neurological form), which originated in Valencia (ESP) in February 2021. This outbreak led to the FEI cancelling international events in 11 countries on the European mainland…

FEI Cancels European Mainland Events Due to EHV-1

The neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) originated in Valencia (ESP)1 March 2021, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a very aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes…

FEI Championship Dates and Locations for 2021 and 2022

FEI Endurance World Championship 2022 to be in Isola della Scala in Verona, Italy17 December 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Board took a series of key decisions on allocation, cancellation, and reopening of bids for FEI Championships at its videoconference meeting this week of early December. The Board agreed to allocate the FEI Endurance…

FEI Appoints Christina Abu-Dayyeh New Endurance Director

Ms Abu-Dayyeh will replace Manuel Bandeira De Mello (POR), who joined the FEI in 2014 as Endurance DirectorChristina Abu-Dayyeh (JOR) has been appointed as Endurance Director for the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sports. Ms Abu-Dayyeh, 31, has been Secretary General of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation since 2017 and…

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation for Rules Violations

UAE NF violated the FEI Rules for two International Endurance events in 202025 September 2020, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Board has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a detailed investigation into the circumstances around two National Endurance Events (CEN) in January and February 2020 – the Sheikh Mohammed Cup…

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

Ingmar De Vos FEI Secretary General FEI Sports Forum 2015

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

"Generation Z"

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…