The Federation Equestre International (FEI) announced today that the officials for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been appointed.
Phillip Surl of Great Britain will serve as the Technical Delegate and Neil Mackenzie-Hall (NZL) will serve as Assistant TD. Eventing’s Chief Steward is Helen Christie (NZL).
Nick Burton, also of Great Britain, is the President of the Ground Jury for eventing, joined by ground jury members Christina Klingspor (SWE) and Jane Hamlin (USA).
Derek di Grazia, designer of many top events in the United States including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, is the cross-country course designer.
The president of the Veterinary Commission is Tomohiko Amaya (JPN), serving alongside Emily Sandler (USA) and Alessandro Centinaio (ITA).
The Appeal Committee, FEI Tribunal, Dressage Supervisory Panel, and Limb Sensitivity Veterinarians as well as the Paralympic ITOs will be appointed during the course of the year.
For all information related to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games including the Test Event, Qualification, Rules and Regulations as well ITOs and related documents on thermally challenging environments, please click here.
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).