FEI Sports Forum

There is just a handful of days left to register for the FEI Sports Forum taking place on 15 and 16 April 2019 at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, venue of the previous editions.

The Sports Forum’s first day, Monday 15 April, will begin with a session dedicated to gender equality. Even though equestrian is the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete on equal terms at all levels, female representation especially in governance-related positions (Committees, NFs, etc.) can be improved.

This will be followed by an important session on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including a progress report, climate mitigation plans and a presentation on optimising equine and human performance in a challenging climate.

The rest of the day will be dedicated to a review of the FEI’s legal system, including sanctions and measures related to Eventing Risk Management and a proposed way forward regarding pony measuring. The closing session of the day will be on the future of Reining.

The second day of the FEI Sports Forum 2019 will focus exclusively on proposed ways to reshape the discipline of Endurance. It is the first time in eight years since the Sports Forum was established that an entire day will be dedicated to a single topic.

The Endurance Temporary Committee will present over three sessions the work it has done since its creation in October 2018, with a particular emphasis on the Committee’s philosophy for changing the approach of the athletes and officials to the sport. Open dialogue between the Temporary Committee, the FEI and the audience will be very much encouraged.

** Still time to register


Registrations are still being accepted. To register, please visit the FEI online platform here (https://register.event-works.com/fei/SF2019/e/ce/) .

FEI looks forward to seeing you in Lausanne for the eighth edition of the FEI Sports Forum!

** Updated timetable and supporting documents


You will find all the relevant information regarding the FEI Sports Forum including the updated timetable along with supporting documents and short biographies of the panellists and on the Sports Forum platform on InsideFEI (https://inside.fei.org/fei/about-fei/sportsforum/2019) .

** Watch online


For those unable to attend, all sessions will be live-streamed in full and available on replay. Links and details will be available on the FEI Sports Forum platform on InsideFEI (https://inside.fei.org/fei/about-fei/sportsforum/2019) .

FEI press release