FEI Update – 8 July 2022 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) • Newsletter



FEI World Championships 2022


FEI #ChampionsAsOne campaign spotlights the power of community

With preparations for the upcoming FEI World Championships 2022 well underway, the FEI has launched a new #ChampionsAsOne campaign to celebrate the unique contributions of all involved in the journey and making of the champions of equestrian sport.

Find out more about the @ChampionsAsOne campaign here.


Nominated Entries for Herning 2022


The nominated entries for the four FEI World Championships taking place in Herning (DEN) from 6-15 August 2022 have been published and can be viewed here:

FEI Jumping World Championships

FEI Dressage World Championships

FEI Para Dressage World Championships

FEI Vaulting World Championships


FEI Doping & Medication Control Guide for the FEI World Championships 2022

The FEI Doping & Medication Control Guide for the FEI World Championships 2022 is now available in the FEI Clean Sport hub. We have created this guide with the aim of providing all stakholders with a maximum amount of information and contact points to ensure clean sport and successful Championships.

For all the latest stories…

Please visit our dedicated page on FEI.org.


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The Rules Revision Process 2022 is well underway with the first draft of the proposed changes now available to National Federations and Stakeholders for review and feedback by 24 August 2022 prior to being submitted to the General Assembly for approval in November as per the timeline below: 

1 March 2022
National Federations and Stakeholders with whom the FEI has signed an MOU have the opportunity to propose Rules changes as per the FEI Periodical Rules Revision Policy.
6 July 2022
The FEI provides National Federations and Stakeholders with the first Draft of proposed Rules changes.
24 August 2022
National Federations and Stakeholders are given seven weeks to review the first Draft and the proposed amendments in this first Draft and make comments and/or propose any changes in relation to the first Draft.
14 October 2022
Final Draft of the proposed Rules changes is provided to National Federations and Stakeholders.
12 November 2022
Rules Session at FEI General Assembly in Cape Town (RSA)
13 November 2022
Voting of Rules at the General Assembly.

For more information on the FEI Rules Revision processes and timelines, click here.




Qualification system for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

The Para Dressage Qualification systems for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, which were approved at FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2021 on 17 November 2021, were published by the IPC on 10 June 2022. You will find the approved document in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Hub.

As explained at the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2021 and the FEI Sports Forum 2022, the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at Paralympic Games which are undergoing a full revision in 2022, will be put forward for approval at the FEI General Assembly 2022 in Cape Town on 13 November 2022. The draft proposals were published on 6 July 2022 (as part of the FEI Rules Revision process).

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Para Dressage Department.




FEI Vaulting Technical Exercises 2023

The FEI Vaulting Technical Committee has reviewed the Technical Exercises for the Technical Test.
As of January 2023, the Technical Exercise “KNEELING FORWARD TO STAND BACKWARDS”, listed as one of the five Technical Exercises in the 2022 Guidelines will be replaced by the following Technical Exercise named “STAND BACKWARD”. The below description of this new Technical Exercise will appear in the 2023 Guidelines, which will be published in August 2022.
This Technical Exercise can be found in the FEI Vaulting Rules section and will come into effect 1 January 2023. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FEI Vaulting Department.




Horse Health Requirements

Updated sanctions – FEI Board approves update to the sanctions linked to the Horse Health Requirements.

The first in-person FEI Board meeting of the year took place on 21 and 22 June at the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

One of the main decisions taken by the Board was the approval of updates to the sanctions linked to the Horse Health Requirements, which have been in place in mainland Europe since 1 November 2021 and which were created to mitigate the effects of recent EHV-1 outbreaks.

The updated sanctions system is now applied in mainland Europe since 4 July 2022 and will be applied worldwide from 1 September 2022. All information regarding the updated sanctions system can be found in the Horse Health Requirements Hub  

Please note however, that the requirements that must be fulfilled have not changed and can be found on the Horse Health Requirements Hub.

Should you have any questions regarding Horse Health Requirements, check out the detailed Q&A section broken down by role:


Detection Time for Ciclesonide

The FEI has published a Detection Time of 120 hours (5 days) for CICLESONIDE, an inhaled corticosteroid used for the treatment of persistent asthma and obstructive airway diseases such as hay fever.
The Detection Time is valid for Ciclesonide inhalation solution 5.5mg per day during 5 days then 4.1mg per day during 5 days, administered via the Aservo Equihaler.
The Detection Time is based on research commissioned and approved by the European Horserace Scientific Liaison Committee (EHSLC).
Please note that a Detection Time is not the same as a withdrawal time. The Detection Time is the approximate period of time for which a drug (or its metabolite) remains in a horse’s system, such that it can be detected by the laboratory and is provided only as a guide.
The withdrawal time for a drug must be decided upon by the treating veterinarian and is likely to be based on the Detection Time and an added safety margin. This margin should be determined using professional judgment and discretion to allow for individual differences between horses such as size, metabolism, degree of fitness, recent illness or disease etc. to be taken into consideration.
The FEI List of Detection Times can be found here.

Please send any enquiries to veterinary@fei.org.




Filled with facts and figures, as well as reports from both on and off the field of play, covering sporting highlights and governance related milestones and processes, the FEI Annual Report provides an in-depth and transparent review of the international equestrian landscape in 2021.




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:


General email of the NF has changed: tornike_gachechiladze@yahoo.com


Mr Patricio Zambrano has been elected as Secretary General of the NF.


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