Feb 04, 2022

Important Updates from the FEI

By FEI - Edited Press Release

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.

Detailed information can be found on Inside.FEI.org. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Watch on Replay! FEI Eventing Online Risk Management and National Safety Officer (NSO) Seminar

The FEI Eventing Risk Management and NSO Seminar which took place on January 22, 2022, is available to watch on replay on the dedicated FEI Eventing Risk Management webpage or linked here.

You will also find all the presentations, annexes, and statistics as well as a report highlighting the key discussions.

Feb 01, 2023 Profile

Rescue Horse Runaway Romeo Finds His Calling

Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

Jan 30, 2023

USEF New Phone and Fax Number

The USEF's main phone number and fax number have changed. We wanted to notify you so you continue to get the support you need.

Jan 30, 2023 Instructors

USEA Podcast #327: All About the Eventing Coaches Program

With the recent wrap-up of the 2023 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium in Ocala, Florida, USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with ECP Faculty Members Jennifer Howlett Rousseau and Robin Walker about all things related to the ECP. From the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels to the benefits of pursuing certification, selecting the best coach for you, recapping this year's Symposium, and more - this week's USEA podcast is the perfect educational tool for coaches and riders alike!

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