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Attendees at the Jumping round table included representatives from the International Jumping Riders Club, the International Equestrian Organisers’ Alliance (IEOA), the Jumping Owners Club (JOC), the International Jumping Officials Club (IJOC) and chefs d’equipe Henrik Ankarcrona (SWE) and Andy Kistler (SUI). The FEI was represented by the Executive Board, chaired by FEI President Ingmar De Vos, FEI Regional Groups, the FEI Jumping Committee, and FEI Headquarters staff.

FEI Holds Round Table Discussions on Future of Jumping

The future of Jumping, the world’s most popular equestrian sport, was debated at a high-powered round table conference in Switzerland this week. Held over two days in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, discussions at the round table centred on the future…

The FEI and Feeling Sports have partnered to launch the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Fantasy Game.

New Online Horse Fun: Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Fantasy Game

The FEI and Feeling Sports have joined forces to jump into the esports revolution with the launch today of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Fantasy Game. For everyone with a love of horses and equestrian sport, wherever you are…

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FEI seeks single-sport world championships to replace WEG 2022

The FEI has called for bids for single-discipline world championships in 2022, further signalling the end of the World Equestrian Games format following the logistical and construction issues at Tryon. National federations have until the end of February – just…

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FEI President Admits it’s Hard to Motivate WEG Organizers

FEI president Ingmar de Vos has admitted it has had “to fight to motivate one organizer” to take on the World Equestrian Games in recent years. He also says the FEI must take “courage” to review the viability of the…

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FEI Shelves CIO Limit After the Americas Protest

A proposal to limit every country to one seniors “CIO” (Official International Event) in any discipline has been shelved by the FEI after Canada, the U.S. and Mexico protested. The trio were forced to point out the huge disadvantage to…

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Canada’s Mark Samuel to Work with New FEI Endurance Committee

The FEI Bureau has set up a Temporary Committee with a remit to urgently assess the issues currently affecting the sport of Endurance and carry out an in-depth review of the rules in order to identify the most effective way…

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Clamping Down on Paying to Play…by Officials!

It’s my time of year for ploughing through the proposed new rules for all FEI sports, which will apply from 2019 subject to approval at the FEI General Assembly in November in Bahrain. First, I applaud/berate the FEI for doing…

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Voting Rights and Wrongs Revisited

A “record” 52 riders are contesting the upcoming athlete elections: so gushed a recent FEI press release. Well, it wouldn’t exactly be difficult to create a record: it is only the second time these elections have been held and –…

FEI President Ingmar De Vos

FEI President Stands Unopposed for Re-election

Ingmar De Vos, who was elected as FEI President in 2014, is the sole candidate for this year’s presidential election, which takes place at the FEI General Assembly in Bahrain’s capital Manama on November 20. A total of 52 athletes…

Mark Samuel received the JC Volunteer of the Year for 2017 award from members of the Equestrian Canada Jumping Committee at the Royal Horse Show. L to R: Jennifer Ward, Mark Samuel, Pam Law (Chair), Fran McAvity, Craig Collins. Photo by Cealy Tetley -

Mark Samuel New FEI 2nd Vice-President

Mark Samuel of Mississauga, ON, was unanimously elected as 2nd vice-president of the FEI at the General Assembly in Montevideo (URU), which runs from November 18-21, 2017. Previous 1st vice-president John Madden (USA) automatically lost the position when his term…

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