We would like to draw your attention to the approved modifications in the FEI Veterinary Regulations 2022 in regards to Horse Health Requirements and the use of the FEI HorseApp, which will be implemented globally from 1 January 2022.

The Horse Health Requirements (derived from the EHV-1 By-Laws applied in Europe from 31 May to 31 December 2021), have been put in place to:

  • protect FEI horses and global equestrian sports from the consequences of infectious diseases being transmitted before, during and after FEI Events;
  • provide reassurance of the high health of equestrian sport horses to global, continental and national veterinary authorities and organisations; and,
  • to maintain and further improve the conditions for international movement of sport horses.

In accordance with Art. 1029 and 1031 of the FEI 2022 Veterinary Regulations, as of 1 January 2022, ALL Horses competing at ALL FEI Events worldwide must fulfil the Horse Health Requirements via the FEI HorseApp.

The relevant requirements are controlled by FEI Veterinarians and FEI Officials at the Examination at Arrival and throughout FEI Events. FEI Veterinarians officiating at FEI Events will also need to perform the Examination at Arrival using the FEI HorseApp.

Sanctions for non-compliance are already in force for Horses competing at FEI Events in Mainland Europe, these will be introduced worldwide in due course.

Visit the dedicated hub detailing the new Horse Health Requirements starting from 1 January 2022 for more information.
For any questions regarding the Horse Health Requirements or the FEI HorseApp, please contact


The FEI Jumping Rules have been subject to modifications, all of which are effective from January 1, 2022.

The modifications include regulations about:

Hind boots;

Qualification and Eligibility for the Grand Prix ( (art.261.4);

Time penalty (art.236).

All athletes and members of the equestrian community are strongly advised to keep themselves up to date with the current rules.

You can find the mark up version of the FEI Jumping Rules 2022 at the following link: