The 2018 FEI Sports Forum will take place in Lausanne on 26th and 27th March.

JUMPING - 2017 CSI Invitation Rules

Following concerns raised both during and after the FEI Sports Forum 2017, the FEI Bureau has agreed that the Jumping Committee is to conduct a further review of the CSI Invitation Rules in order to find a sustainable solution that is acceptable to National Federations and stakeholders.   
As per Annex V of the Jumping Rules (CSI Invitation Rules), voted in at the FEI General Assembly in Tokyo last November: “For all Events taking place as of 4 July 2017 or as of another date to be established by the FEI and communicated to all parties with sufficient prior written notice, the CSI Invitation Rules will be managed through an online invitation system.”
As the online invitation system is in development and will be fully operational as of 1 January 2018, and in order to allow the Jumping Committee sufficient time to conduct the review process and ensure its proper implementation, the FEI Bureau has decided to suspend the 2017 CSI Invitation Rules at all star level until further notice. The online templates for draft schedules will be updated accordingly.
The review will be done in close cooperation with National Federations and the relevant stakeholders in order to come up with solutions that have a large consensus. Any proposal must not endorse pay cards and the system must always ensure fair opportunities for our athletes and maintain the health of our sport.
The CSI Invitation Rules that were in effect prior to 1 January 2017 will be applied while this process is undertaken. 
Lastly, and as agreed during the FEI Sports Forum, the CSI/CSIO requirements will also be reviewed.
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Please see below a message from the FEI President.

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to let you know that the IOC Executive Board has today confirmed equestrian sport in the Olympic programme for the 2024 Games and approved the Olympic formats submitted by the FEI for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Our quota for the 2020 Games remains unchanged, and the IOC has also agreed to our proposal for the use of reserve athletes (horses and riders) for medical reasons.

This is fantastic news for our sport and a direct reflection of our willingness and desire to adapt and modernise our sport, so all the work to drive change and increase universality has clearly been worthwhile.

I would like thank all our National Federations for their cooperation, contribution and understanding around the format changes for Tokyo 2020 that were approved at last year’s General Assembly and which were absolutely necessary to consolidate our place in the Olympic Programme going forward.

With these new formats, which include teams of three and no drop score across the three Olympic disciplines, we will have more flags than ever before in equestrian sport in line with the IOC’s Agenda 2020 recommendations.

This is tremendous for the global equestrian family and the next phase on our agenda will be to find consensus on a proposal for the distribution of the quota for Tokyo. I hope that these discussions will be held in the same constructive atmosphere and with the same understanding that has served us so well in the past.

We are really looking forward to Tokyo 2020 and working hand in hand with all our National Federations to make these Games hugely successful.

We will be issuing a press release shortly on all of the above so please do share this fantastic news with all your members and media contacts.

Once again, thank you to all our NFs and dedicated Committee members for making this possible.

Yours sincerely,

Ingmar De Vos

FEI President

It is with great sadness that the IJOC Board has learned that French member Frédéric Vaudrel has died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident yesterday evening.

We are certain that we speak on behalf of all our members when conveying our condolences to his family and friends – our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.