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Switzerland Submits Official Candidacy for the FEI Presidency

The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF) has named Pierre E. Genecand as a candidate for the FEI presidency and submitted the official candidacy to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) today. The elections, at which, contrary to her original intention, the incumbent

Pierre E. Genecand. Official Swiss candidate for the FEI presidency. Photo Amélie Bès

FEI Adopts “High Health, High Performance Horse” Concept

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is celebrating reaching a major milestone in its drive to improve the international movement of high-level sport horses, after a pivotal decision by global members of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Representatives from

FEI Launches Photo Grand Prix to Uncover New Photography Talent

The FEI Solidarity World Photo Grand Prix, a competition aimed at uncovering new photographic talent around the world in 2014, the Chinese Year of the Horse, has been launched by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The joint initiative with Action

FEI and Action Images/Thomson Reuters uncovers global photographic talent with FEI Solidarity World Photo Grand Prix. Pictured are (left) New Zealand’s Eventing superstar Mark Todd, voted Rider of the 20th Century by the FEI, who inspired the equestrian journey of Alex Hua Tian (right), described by Chinese media as “one in 1.3 billion” back in 2008 when he became the country’s first Olympic rider. © FEI/Liz Gregg

Far-reaching Initiatives Announced at Endurance Round Table

The FEI has announced bold steps that will ensure improved protection of the welfare of horses in Endurance events, proposing unprecedented athlete penalties for equine injuries, extended rest periods and increased accountability. The moves were fully supported by delegates attending

FEI Bureau Reviews Composition of Endurance Task Force

During its monthly teleconference meeting today (April 15th), the FEI Bureau decided to review the composition of the Endurance Task Force following comments received from a number of National Federations. The two UAE representatives Mohammed Essa Al Adhab and Andrew

FEI Announces Mission and Structure of Endurance Task Force

The composition and remit of the FEI Endurance Task Force, announced by the FEI Executive Board on April 8th, have been finalised. The mission of the Task Force is to develop practical solutions to ensure horse welfare and a level

FEI Talks Gender Equality at SportAccord Conference

Just one week after IOC President Thomas Bach announced a 23% increase in female representation on IOC commissions, Lisa Lazarus, FEI’s Chief of Business Development and Strategy will be addressing the SportAccord Convention held in Belek (TUR) this week on

Two Bid Cities Sign Host Agreements for 2018 WEG

The FEI has received signed host agreements from two of the Canadian and US cities bidding to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018. The bid teams from Bromont/Montreal (CAN) and Lexington, Kentucky (USA) have both confirmed their continued interest

First Meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation

At the first meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC), the FEI and the IFHA confirmed that they share the same core values of protecting horse welfare and discussed in detail the different models under which both organisations operate.

FEI President HRH Princess Haya (centre), was appointed President of the International Horse Sports Confederation at its first meeting last weekend. Louis Romanet (right of Princess Haya), Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), was appointed IHSC Vice President. Other attendees at the meeting were (from left) Graeme Cooke, FEI Veterinary Director; Ingmar De Vos, FEI Secretary General; John McEwen, FEI 1st Vice President and Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee; Pablo Mayorga, FEI 2nd Vice President; Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and Vice Chairman of the IFHA; Andrew Harding, Secretary General of the Asian Racing Federation, IFHA Regional Technical Adviser (Asia) and Director of Racing Development HKJC; Dr Roland Devolz, IFHA Technical Advisor; Dr Anthony Kettle, Secretary of IFHA International Movement of Horses Committee (IMHC) and Head of Veterinary Department at Dubai Racing Club. (Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI)

FEI Signs Cooperation Agreement with NRHA and AQHA

The FEI has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), formalising the FEI’s relationship with the NRHA and AQHA that has been in place since Reining became an FEI