ATHLETE ELECTIONS 2014: 1st Ballot - Results

12 June - The 1st ballot for the election of FEI Athlete Elections closed on 1 June 2014 at 23:59 CEST. 

The below disciplines have elected their FEI Athlete Representative as a candidate (within each discipline) received a simple majority of the votes cast:

Dressage - Anna Paprocka Campanella (ITA)

Endurance - Bartolomiej Kwiatek (POL)

Driving - Valerie Kanavy (USA)

Vaulting - Lukas Klouda (CZE)

Reining - Gennaro Lendi (ITA)

2nd Ballot - Opens 16 June - 16 July (23:59 CEST)

As none of the candidates for the disciplines listed below received a simple majority of votes cast during the 1st ballot:
- Jumping
- Eventing
- Para-Equestrian
a 2nd and final ballot will take place on 16 June-16 July 2014 (23:59 CEST) to determine the FEI Athlete Representative for Jumping, Eventing and Para-Equestrian.
The first two candidates with the most votes (in the 1st round) are eligible for the 2nd and final ballot – the names regarding the Jumping are as follows:

Geir Gulliksen NOR; Rodrigo Pessoa BRA

The athletes listed above have applied to represent their discipline on the respective FEI Technical Committee.
Each candidate listed has fulfilled the eligibility criteria and has agreed to the terms included in the Rules of Conduct for the Election Campaign.

Athlete eligibility criteriaathlete must be  least 18 years of age, has  competed in one of the last two senior FEI World Championships or Olympic Games in the Discipline for which the athlete is  seeking election; and has a clean anti-doping record with respect to both the Equine Anti-Doping & Control Medication Rules (EADCMRs) and the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHAs) as of April 2010.

Who may vote?

Only FEI registered Athletes aged 18 years and over who are included on their respective Ranking List (31 December 2013) are eligible to vote for their discipline’s Athlete Representative. (Please refer to FEI Internal Regulations Art. 6.9.4 Athletes Committee - Election)

How will the vote take place?

Via a secured online electronic voting platform, tested and approved by the Equine Community Integrity Unit (ECIU), available on this page as of 16 June 2014 00:00 CEST. The Resumés (CVs) received for each candidate will be made available for review on the voting platform.


16 June: Online electronic elections (2nd & final ballot)

17 July 2014: Announcement of the result of the elections