FEI Championships, safeguarding and gender equality take centre stage on second day of FEI Sports Forum 2024

The second and final day of the FEI Sports Forum 2024 kicked off with a three-hour session on FEI Championships. FEI Deputy Legal Director Áine Power opened the session with a thorough review of the topic, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Tim Hadaway, FEI Director Games Operations. The conclusion reached during the discussion was that maintaining the existing Championships is very important for the community and that the FEI needs to look at the economic model and requirements to preserve their future.

Providing the National Federations with key information to establish a national safeguarding policy was the objective of the second session of the day, which was presented by FEI Safeguarding Advisor Lucy Trochet. FEI Safeguarding Webinars for NFs will take place on 23 May 2024 at 09:00 and 16:00 CEST and National Federations were invited to save the date and sign up.

The Sports Forum 2024 ended on a high note with an inspirational discussion on equity, gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in equestrian sport, moderated by Jessica Kürten, FEI Athletes Committee Chair and FEI Executive Board Member.

In his closing remarks, FEI President Ingmar De Vos reviewed the key points for each session. He thanked the panellists and moderators for the level of the presentations and thanked delegates for the quality of the debate. He also thanked the FEI HQ Team for organising another successful edition of the FEI Sports Forum.

Sessions summaries

Summaries from each of the day’s three sessions are available at the links below:

Session 4: FEI Championships review

Session 5: Safeguarding – what the National Federations need to know

Session 6: Equity in equestrian: assessing gender equality across key roles and levels


The PowerPoint presentations made at each Session are available in pdf format in the FEI Sports Forum 2024 online hub (Session Documents section)

FEI Press Release
Photo: Jessica Kürten - Chair of the Athletes' Committee and FEI Executive Board Member
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