FEI Jumping Committee (JC) member Pedro Veniss would like to underline that he is against the decision of 3 riders per team competing in the Paris 2024 Olympics, although the IOC letter has been accepted by the FEI JC. This is in spite of the fact that it is not task of the IOC to define qualification and format of the different Sport disciplines.

Veniss regrets  about the position assumed by JC  President Stephan Ellenbruch, at the FEI General Assembly in Antwerp, in support of the qualifications system for the Paris 2024 Olympics based on teams of 3 riders. Pedro Veniss (BRA) (Worldwide Athletes' Representative) supports and shares the athletes' position and wishes to disassociate himself from support of both the qualification system and of teams composed of only 3 riders with no drop score.

Athletes from the IJRC, NARG and other continents declare themselves disappointed and saddened by the proposal presented by the FEI. Athletes’ considerations on FEI GA  (Antwerp November 2021) will follow shortly after the International Jumping Riders Club General Assembly in Geneva on 10 December 2021.

IMAGE: Pedro Veniss@threiner