FEI Board Resolutions, 18 July 2023
Dear National Federations,
The FEI Board held a teleconference on 18 July. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.
ALLOCATION OF FEI CHAMPIONSHIPS AND FEI-NAMED EVENTS
Longines League of Nations™ 2024 – 2027 (Qualifiers and Final)
The Board agreed to postpone the allocation of the Qualifiers and Final of the Longines League of Nations™ 2024-2027 due to outstanding elements, which require further clarification. It is intended to convene a further Board Teleconference by the end of July to finalise the allocations.
FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2023
The Board allocated the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2023 to Polokwane (RSA).
This Final will take place from 3 to 8 October at The Ranch Equestrian Centre, a world-class venue that has recently hosted an FEI Olympic qualifier and national Eventing trials.
As one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Polokwane has a proven track record in successfully organising major sporting events and is known for its vibrant equestrian community. This is not the first time that South Africa has hosted a Challenge Final, at Kyalami, Midrand in the City of Johannesburg having previously hosted the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final in 2014.
«We are delighted to have such an experienced Organiser take charge of the FEI World Challenge Cup Final and we are confident that they will deliver a high level of competition facilities for our human and equine athletes,» FEI President and Chair of the FEI Solidarity Committee Ingmar De Vos said.
“The FEI World Challenge Series has been developed to provide a structure for athletes who face constraints such as travel costs and distances to compete internationally without leaving their home countries.
“This is not just important for their development but also enables National Federations like South Africa to develop the structure around equestrian disciplines within the country, while introducing the sport to new audiences.”
The FEI Jumping World Challenge Final is open to all National Federations outside of Western Europe and North America. The two best athletes from each Regional Zone based on the 2022 rankings is eligible to take part in the Final.
During the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final, athletes compete on borrowed horses that are aged six years or more and meet stringent criteria of a minimum 1m20 level.
Twenty athletes, along with a maximum of two wild cards, have qualified for the Final with the top two athletes from each of the ten FEI regional rankings representing their countries in Polokwane.
«The FEI Jumping World Challenge Final will serve as a defining moment in the careers of many athletes, as it offers a rare opportunity for them to experience the intensity and demands of high-level equestrian competition,» Chair of FEI Group IX Gigi Mathias said.
«We look forward to witnessing the growth and development of these athletes as they demonstrate their talent, dedication, and unwavering spirit on the grand stage of the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final.»
FEI Eventing European Championships Juniors and Young Riders 2024 – Change of dates
At the request of the Organiser and with the approval of the FEI Eventing Committee and the European Equestrian Federation, the Board agreed to the change of dates from 15-18 August 2024 to 22-25 August 2024 for the FEI Eventing European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders taking place in Strzegom (POL).
FEI Jumping World Challenge Final Rules 2023
The Board approved the proposed Rules for the FEI Jumping World Challenge Final 2023.
FEI Jumping Ponies’ Trophy Rules 2023
The Board approved the proposed Rules for the FEI Jumping Ponies’ Trophy 2023.