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FEI Appoints Göran Akerström as FEI Veterinary Director

18 June 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ FEI appoints new Veterinary Director, Göran Akerström (SWE).  Akerström will take up the post at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on 1 September 2015. Akerström comes from the Swedish Trotting Association, where he was Chief Veterinary Officer for five years. He has also been Head of the Equine Welfare department…

The FEI Bureau Welcomes Proposals on Endurance Reform in the UAE

FEI Bureau unanimously agrees next steps on United Arab Emirates Endurance proposals9 June, 2015, Lausanne ~ The FEI Bureau has today welcomed a series of proposals for reform of the Endurance discipline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but agreed unanimously that further information needs to be provided by the UAE National Federation before lifting of the…

FEI removes UAE international Endurance events from official calendar  

26 February 2015, Switzerland ~ Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI calendar in an emergency…

New FEI Secretary General, Sabrina Zeender

Sabrina Zeender appointed FEI Secretary General16 January 2015, Switzerland ~ Sabrina Zeender, 49, has been appointed FEI Secretary General following a proposal to the FEI Bureau from FEI President Ingmar De Vos which received unanimous support. Zeender, who first joined the FEI in 1991, has been interim Secretary General since De Vos’ election to the FEI…

Six Candidates Declare for FEI Presidential Election

Representatives of six National Federations have submitted applications for the position of FEI PresidentThe candidates, in order of receipt of the candidacy files by the FEI: – Pierre Genecand (SUI) – Ulf Helgstrand (DEN) – John McEwen (GBR) [FEI 1st Vice President]  – Javier Revuelta del Peral (ESP) – Pierre Durand (FRA) – Ingmar De…

Federation Française d’Equitation Supports Pierre Durand for FEI President

Soutien de la Fédération Française d’Equitation à la présidence de la FEI22 August 2014, France ~ The French Federation of Equitation (FFE) notes with regret the decision by HRH Princess Haya not to seek a third term as the head of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI. The FFE acknowledges the excellent relationship that has existed with the…

In Momentous Leap Athletes Will Vote for FEI Athlete Representatives

April 17, 2014, SUI ~ For the first time in the 93-year history of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the athletes themselves have the opportunity to vote for their FEI Athlete Representatives. A total of 26 candidates from 10 nations are standing for election as FEI Athlete Representatives on the FEI Technical Committees for Jumping,…

FEI Receives Strong bids for FEI Competition Hosting

January, 2014 ~ The FEI has confirmed that all three applicants – Wellington (USA), Lexington (USA), and Bromont/Montreal (CAN) – have been accepted as Official Candidates in the bid process to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 following assessment of the Bid Questionnaires by the FEI Evaluation Commission. Site visits by the Evaluation Commission…

Candidate venues for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be announced on 2 December

November 18, 2913, Switzerland ~ The two US venues – Wellington, Florida, and Kentucky – have both submitted their formal bid applications and questionnaires to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 and now officially join the Canadian bid from Bromont/Montreal. Applicants bidding to host the Games in 2018 had until today (15 November) to…

Britain Withdraws From FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES™ 2018 Bid Process

November 1,2013,  FEI news ~ The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has confirmed to the FEI that it is withdrawing from the bid process for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 and will not now be putting in a formal bid. The FEI had received four formal Expressions of Interest by the 30 September deadline, one from…

International Equestrians Unite as FEI Solidarity Ambassadors

11 April 2013 FEI ~ The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has today unveiled the eight ambassadors of its global sport development programme, FEI Solidarity, in a specially commissioned composite portrait. The FEI Solidarity Ambassadors who include Olympic, Paralympic, world champions and national heroes, have formed a unique partnership to promote and develop the global equestrian disciplines…

FEI and OIE advise World Cargo Symposium on air transportation of horses

Lausanne (SUI), 28 March 2013 – FEI President and OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) Goodwill Ambassador HRH Princess Haya opened a special session by video message on the air transportation of sport horses at the 7th World Cargo Symposium, organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Doha (Qatar) earlier this month. The…

Longines adds value to longterm FEI sponsorship

December 28, 2012, Lausanne, FEI Press Release ~ Longines has become the FEI’s first Top Partner following the agreement of a historic very long-term sponsorship deal that will see the Swiss watchmaker become the Official Timekeeping Partner of the FEI. Under the new agreement – which marks the biggest sponsorship deal ever brokered by the FEI…

2012 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List In Effect From 1 January

    Lausanne (SUI), 1 January, 2012~The FEI, following approval by the FEI Bureau, has announced a small number of changes to its 2011 Equine Prohibited Substance List. These changes, which will be included in the 2012 List and will come into effect on 1 January, are summarized below: *There are two additions to the…