A dedicated portal for the FEI Online General Assembly 2020 is now live. This new hub includes all the relevant information around the 2020 edition, with the timetable, key dates and deadlines as well as access to all the documents and information for the General Assembly (GA) week.

Only National Federations and Board Members are required to register for this GA. For all other participants and interested parties such as MOU signatories, industry professionals, guests, media, and the general public, there is no need to register as all documents will be available in the hub and the GA meeting on 23 November will be live streamed and available to watch on replay.

Since 2017, all annexes for the GA as well as agendas, presentations and rules revisions processes and feedback are available publicly in line with the transparency principle defined by the Association of Sports Olympic International Federation (ASOIF) and will be published accordingly (see below). 

Here are some key dates and deadlines to keep in mind:

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


We would like to draw your attention to recent updates to the FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 Pandemic (”Covid-19 Policy”) as well as the publication of new discipline-specific guidelines in compliance with the FEI Covid-19 Policy.
FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 Pandemic 
The main changes are found in Section V “Best Practice Recommendations for FEI Event Organisers” and can be summarised as follows:

  • Recommendation for OCs to provide instructions to follow by the different categories of persons who will attend the event in case they receive a SARS-CoV-2 positive test result, Covid-19 diagnosis or quarantine requirement notification. The aim of this new recommendation is to help the OC with Covid-19 related cancellations, entry screenings and follow up with the contact tracing authorities.
  • Recommendation to OCs that gatherings that are not absolutely essential to the event, such as parties, should be avoided (this helps reduce the overall Covid-19 transmission risk associated with the event).
  • Clarification of the consequences of the removal of a team member due to Covid-19.

Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines
Additional discipline-specific guidelines in compliance with the FEI Covid-19 Policy have now been published and can all be found on the FEI Covid-19 Return to Play hub
Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Jumping 
Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Dressage
Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Eventing
Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Driving & Para Driving
Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Vaulting
Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Reining

Please refer to these discipline-specific guidelines alongside the FEI Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the Covid-19 Pandemic to ensure you have all the latest information regarding sport specific recommendations as well as your national guidelines and requirements. The Covid-19 discipline-specific guidelines for Endurance and Para Dressage will be published by Friday 24 October.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact FEI Athletes Services & Human Anti-Doping Advisor Catherine Bollon.

Dalma Malhas appointed chair of the KSA Athletes’ Commission 

The FEI would like to congratulate Dalma Malhas (KSA) for her appointment as chair of the Saudi Athletes’ Commission.

This appointment is testimony to her commitment and determination as well as her invaluable efforts in the sport of Jumping as Saudi Arabia’s first female Olympic athlete and medal winner at the inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010. Her dedication and passion are a driving force for change and through her Olympic participation, set the example for many young women aspiring to thrive in equestrian sport.


Overall qualification criteria

The 2021/2022 overall qualification criteria for Vaulting has been reviewed by the FEI Vaulting Committee and is published on Inside.FEI.org.

The FEI Vaulting Committee would like to emphasise that a new opportunity for 3* Squad members to compete in Pas-de-Deux 2* will be effective as of 1 January 2021 to support athletes who wish to compete in Pas-de-Deux.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FEI Vaulting department.


Intermediate A/B Freestyle test

Please be informed that the time limits for the Intermediate A/B Freestyle test will be modified to five to six minutes as of 1 January 2021, for a transitional period of three years.
The test can be found on Inside.FEI.org.

As of 2024, the Intermediate A/B Freestyle test will have the same time limits as the Grand Prix Freestyle test (5’30 to six minutes).


New course available

A new course called Skin Diseases is now available on FEI Campus. Skin is the largest and most visible organ system of the horse and consequently, there are numerous different skin diseases that horses can suffer from. This course will teach you everything about:

  • the typical signs of skin disease
  • the techniques that can be used to diagnose skin disease
  • diseases caused by infectious organisms such as bacteria and viruses
  • parasitic skin diseases;
  • allergic and tumorous skin diseases;
  • hereditary skin diseases; and
  • how skin diseases can be treated


Updates to the FEI Database

Monthly summary on the key changes/updates in the FEI Database with regards to the FEI’s member National Federations. All details can be found on the FEI Database by clicking on each NF’s name listed below:

The official email of NF has changed to: [email protected]

Following Ronan Murphy’s departure, the post of Secretary General is vacant.

The official email address of the NF has changed to: [email protected].

Ms Iris BOELHOUWER has been elected Secretary General of the NF.
Mr Bruno RENTE has been elected President of the NF.

Mr Mykhailo PARKHOMCHUK has been elected Secretary General of the NF.


Ms Maria Fernanda FARIA and Mr Angel Alberto PEREZ SERRANO have been elected respectively Secretary General and President of the NF.