Lausanne (SUI), 15 February 2013 – The registration process for the FEI Sports Forum is now open and representatives of National Federations, event organisers, athletes, trainers, officials, the media and all other FEI stakeholders wishing to attend are invited to register using the dedicated online platform http://www.fei.org/sportsforum.
The Forum will be held on 8 and 9 April in Lausanne (SUI) at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), a top-ranked business school that develops global leaders through high-impact executive education. Recent speakers at the school include former USA President Bill Clinton and Jamaica’s six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
Qualification systems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, career progression of athletes in the business world, and international movement of horses will be the featured topics for discussion. Round table sessions on Driving, Dressage and Jumping will also be organised within the framework of the Forum. The detailed programme of the event is available on the online platform.
The supporting documents on which the discussions will be based will be published in March.
The FEI Sports Forum was part of the FEI President HRH Princess Haya’s re-election manifesto and is now an annual event.
Lausanne (SUI), 30 November 2012 – Qualification systems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, career progression of athletes in the business world, and international movement of horses will be the discussion topics at the second FEI Sports Forum, which will take place on 8 and 9 April 2013. Round table sessions on Driving, Dressage, and Jumping will also be organised within the framework of the event.
The Forum will be held in Lausanne (SUI) at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), a top-ranked business school that develops global leaders through high-impact executive education. Recent speakers at the school include former USA President Bill Clinton and Jamaica’s six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
Lausanne (SUI), 4 May 2012 – The inaugural FEI Sports Forum, which opened on 30 April in the Olympic capital Lausanne (SUI) for three days of discussion to help shape the future of equestrian sport, has now moved online.
The dedicated online platform, which can be accessed here, is designed to ensure that ideas continue to be shared before proposed rule changes are sent to the National Federations prior to voting at the FEI General Assembly, which will take place in Istanbul (TUR) on 5-8 November 2012.
“The FEI Sports Forum has been invaluable to all members of our community”, said Ingmar de Vos, FEI Secretary General.
“We have had tremendous feedback on the content and the debate it generated during the Forum itself, and we are now looking forward to continuing these constructive discussions online.
Lausanne (SUI), 2 May 2012 – The difference between CCI and CIC competitions, qualifications and rider licences, were the key topics discussed by more than 80 delegates at the Eventing Round Table, one of two Round Table sessions held today as the final element of the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI).
The Eventing Round Table was a follow-up to the four Open Forums that had been held in Luhmühlen (GER), Guadalajara (MEX), Adelaide (AUS) and Kihikihi (NZL), Sports Forum in the past year.
FEI Eventing Committee chair Giuseppe della Chiesa led the meeting, with support from FEI Eventing Committee member Gillian Rolton, who had re-routed from her Ground Jury President role at Badminton, and Catrin Norinder FEI Director Eventing & Olympics.
Lausanne (SUI), 1 May 2012 – Veterinary issues were the focal point for the afternoon session at the inaugural FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI) today, which was attended by over 180 delegates from National Federations, the veterinary community, the International Jumping Riders Club and members of the media.
The Forum covered four central themes, delivered by a nine-strong panel headed by John McEwen, Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee. The key issues covered were:
Changes to the 2013 FEI Veterinary Regulations
Blood during competition
International movement of horses
Cloning and Progeny of clones
Changes to 2013 Veterinary Regulations
“This is a significant year, when we have the opportunity to undertake a major review of the FEI Veterinary Regulations,” FEI Veterinary Director Graeme Cooke said.
Lausanne (SUI), 1 May 2012 – The inaugural FEI Sports Forum opened in Lausanne (SUI) on 30 April in the presence of more than 280 delegates representing 39 National Federations (NFs), Event Organisers, International Riders, Owners and OrganisersClubs, members of the FEI Technical Committees, veterinarians, sponsors, and media.
“This day marks a new beginning for the International Equestrian Federation,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said in her opening address. “As of today, the men and women who compete in horse sport will play a direct role in its governance.
“The ideas that we share over the next three days will shape the future of our sport. For the first time, you will have an opportunity to influence the rule-making process long before proposed changes are submitted to the FEI General Assembly.
“As the world governing body of equestrian sport, the FEI should constantly strive to make improvements by clarifying roles, rules and procedures. But those decisions cannot be made behind closed doors by a select few. They should be discussed openly, honestly and with full transparency by those who will be most affected by the outcomes.