We need your help ! Working on the future
Dear colleagues officials,
As we are kicking off the summer period, we would like to highlight some key action points we have been working on as the board.
The past few months and weeks have been extremely busy as we have had numerous meetings, consultations and discussions on the remuneration of officials. You all know that the discussion has started back in 2019 and we are proud to announce that we have come to an agreement with the Equestrian Organisers on a joint proposal for the remuneration of officials at the FEI jumping events. This agreement was an important prerequisite from the FEI to support the proposal which we have accomplished.
In this proposal two principles are embedded :
- Remuneration will be different for those officials that are taking the lead during events and/or have an important reporting role/responsibility . Those roles are president of the ground jury, foreign judge, chief steward and foreign steward. On the other hand, we have the “operating officials” (ground jury members and stewards).
- Remuneration will be different depending on the level of the show (for combined events, the highest star level counts). .
These two principles are reflected in the following proposed grid.
This proposal is already included in the current FEI rule revision process . This means that all stakeholders (NF’s and organisations that have signed an MOU) are consulted about this proposal and can provide feedback. We hope you are all supporting this proposal and suggest convincing your NF to support us in providing positive feedback towards the FEI and support our proposal..
On the 5th of July, both Ali Kücük as Secretary General and myself have been visiting the FEI Headquarters. During our visit we also discussed this topic and FEI supports us in the vision that the current remunerations need to be modified. Of course, we want a common agreement with all stakeholders and therefore more consultation might be needed to make sure that everybody is on the same page.
As we had different meetings with FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibanez, Jumping Director Marco Fusté, Director Education & Officials Frank Spadinger and Legal Director Mikael Rentsch, we have been able to start discussions on other topics like the education system, appointments and reporting activities during shows. We agreed we will be partnering together on proposals for these aspects as well.
Your input to strive for improvements are also more than welcome.
We need your help for the future of our officials !
Glenn Maes, President