New and updated 2020 Draft Schedules are now available on FEI website to be used for international events in 2020.

FEI introduces a new system for evaluation of the officials, regardless of their age. 

The proposals for FEI Rules and Regulations revisions 2020 were published today.

An update on the FEI Online Invitation System for Jumping and the developments planned for 2019.

One of the main points in your feedback and our own analysis of the first two pilot phases of the FEI Online Invitation System was related to the timelines. Athletes had to decide quite early in advance if they wanted to accept an invitation or not and, once decided, they could not change their decision within the Invitation System quota. The timeframes were also challenging for National Federations and Chefs d’Equipe to select athletes for certain events and manage athletes’ choices and changes.

To address this:

  • the new version of the FEI Online Invitation System will use a “choice and priority” concept;
  • Each athlete will be able to indicate for a given week in which events they would like to participate and order them by priority;
  • Athletes will have a longer period of time to select events to which they wish to receive an invitation;
  • This “selection period” will be open for 4 weeks and starts 8 weeks prior to the week of the event. During this time, athletes can change their choices and priorities as often as they wish;
  • National Federations will be able to confirm the choice and priorities of their athletes manually or automatically;
  • National Federations will also be able to change priorities or events that have been chosen by their athletes and indicate which of their athletes are participating in selected events, such as CSIOs.

Following the National Federations’ approvals process, all invitations are attributed simultaneously via the FEI Online Invitation System in accordance with the athlete’s position in the Longines Ranking, the quotas of the event and the priorities and choices the athletes and National Federations have selected.

 

This new workflow will allow all ranked athletes to indicate in which events they would like the opportunity to participate and also give them more time to decide where they would like to go.

The above process also addresses the opportunity for lower ranked athletes to receive invitations. The new system will provide more opportunities for athletes ranked lower down the Longines Rankings to receive invitations as it does not rely on the actions of athletes accepting/declining invitations as was the case with the first version.

The technical development of this new version is now in progress, and we foresee a pilot phase in the second half of 2019, with a full launch of the FEI Online Invitation System in 2020.

We will contact you again in April with an update of the situation as well as providing the National Federation members in charge of your Jumping athletes more detailed information on workflows and what will change from the first version they used in 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact FEI if you have any questions: invitations@fei.org

All the names and supporting documents of the candidates for the open positions to be elected by the FEI General Assembly are now available here. These include:

  • Chair of Regional Group III – Board Member
  • Chair of Regional Group VII – Board Member
  • Chair of Driving Committee – Board Member
  • Member of Audit & Compliance Committee
  • Chair of FEI Tribunal
  • 7 Members of FEI Tribunal
  • 9 Members of Nominations Committee (one for each Regional Group, 2 for EEF Regional Group)

NOTE: Regarding the Members of the FEI Tribunal, the Board agreed during its in-person meeting on 19, 20 and 21 June 2019 in Lausanne (SUI) to increase in 2 the number of FEI Tribunal Members. Therefore, there will be 7 Members to be elected at the FEI General Assembly 2019 (instead of the initially 5 Members). Likewise, the Board tasked the FEI Headquarters to look into having staggered Terms for the FEI Tribunal Members. Consequently the length of their Terms will be communicated shortly.

Appointments

 

You will also find here all the names of the candidates for the positions to be appointed by the FEI Board on 16 and 19 November 2019, these include:

  • 2 Members of Veterinary Committee
  • Chair of Medical Committee
  • Member of Medical Committee
  • Member of Jumping Committee
  • Member of Dressage Committee
  • Member of Eventing Committee
  • Member of Driving Committee
  • Member of Reining Committee
  • Chair of Vaulting Committee
  • Member of Vaulting Committee
  • Member of Para Equestrian Committee

NOTE: Due to the lack of Candidates, the application process for the Chair of the Medical Committee is re-opened. Further information can be found in the FEI Website.

All information about the Elections & Appointments Process 2019 (including detailed information about the online election processes) can be found in the Elections Menu. Any questions about the FEI Elections & Appointments Process 2019 can be addressed to the FEI Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs Francisco.lima@fei.org

Subject to Article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes, the FEI Board has approved 2 changes in the FEI Rules for Jumping Championships and Games to apply already in 2019.

The changes are needed to ensure that there is a tie breaker mechanism in the Pan-American Games 2019 and in the FEI Jumping European Championships 2019 for the allocation of the Olympic team qualification places. In particular, the legal provisions modified are (both attached to this communication):

– Annex 1 “Rules for the Pan-American Games” of the FEI Rules for Jumping Championships and Games.

– Article 326.5 of the FEI Rules for Jumping Championships and Games.

As per Article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes, if a majority of the National Federations eligible to vote, responding within 30 days of the date of this notice, signifies its disapproval, the measure shall be rescinded if possible.

Willem Luiten is elected for IJOC president and Anna Lindqvist and Eric L Straus are the newly elected IJOC board members.