The Fédération Equestre International (FEI) recently rolled out a list of new communications for various equestrian sports. Below are the updates pertaining to the sport of eventing, including information regarding the confirmation of equestrian sport at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
Equestrian Sport CONFIRMED in Initial Sports Program for LA 2028
Equestrian sport is now officially approved in the Initial Sports Program for the Olympic Games 2028 in Los Angeles, California (USA) following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Beijing, China on February 3, 2022.
The confirmation for inclusion in the LA 2028 Initial Sports Program follows the announcement by the IOC in December of 2021 that equestrian sport was amongst the 28 sports to be proposed. The equestrian disciplines for LA 2028 will be decided mid-2023 while the Equestrian Events and the Quota will only be decided after Paris 2024.
Universality, integrity and fairness, gender equality, and popularity were highlighted as key requirements of the evaluation criteria to determine the disciplines and events for the program, in line with the recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020+5. Athlete safety, environmental sustainability, and keeping the sport relevant to youth were also reiterated as significant factors in the decision-making process.
See the FEI Press Release here.
FEI Eventing Categorization of Athletes – update
The FEI Eventing Categorization of Athletes was updated on January 1, 2022 and takes into account MERs obtained between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2021. The lists of categorized Athletes are available on the FEI Database.
The Athlete category is updated according to the performances twice a year: on July 1 and at the end of each calendar year, taking into account the rolling eight and a half years (8.5) in order to take into consideration the cancellation of events due to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.
FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings and Zone Rankings 2021
The FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings and Zone Rankings 2021 have been calculated and are now available on the FEI Database Rankings/Standings section. The FEI Eventing Zone Rankings are processed once a year and take into account results obtained between January 1 and December 31, 2021.
Eventing Statistics Report 2010-2021
The Eventing Statistics Report 2010 – 2021 has been finalized and is available on the FEI Eventing-Risk Management page.
Eventing Horse Form Index (HFI)
As of January 21, 2022, the Eventing Horse Form Index (HFI) is available to National Federations, Athletes and Owners in the FEI database and for National Federations and Officials (appointed at an event), through the FEI entry system.
The Eventing HFI is an index calculated by using the existing performance of a horse starting in FEI Competitions. It has been developed for Athletes, Owners, and National Federations to manage horses’ performances, track their progress and help to make informed decisions prior to the competitions. It is a tool also designed to allow Officials to monitor horses entered at events and assess preparedness as well as performance during the cross-country test.
National Federations are encouraged to communicate directly with their Eventing Athletes to discuss and help them check the HFIs of horses they are entering in competitions.
Watch on Replay! FEI Eventing Online Risk Management and National Safety Officer (NSO) Seminar
You will also find all the presentations, annexes, and statistics as well as a report highlighting the key discussions.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.
“Test the best without hurting the rest,” said show jumping course designer Chris Barnard as he and fellow designer Marc Donovan led a lively discussion for nearly 50 participants at the Show Jumping Seminar on the first day of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.