International Equestrian Federation

Top Hats Off, Protective Headgear On for All Dressage Competitors

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Top hats will be outlawed in all dressage competitions as of Jan. 1, 2021 and protective headgear only will be required, thus apparently ending a debate that was renewed recently by many senior riders seeking to keep the tradition alive Read More

Over 170 Physicians Involved in Horse Sports Appeal Against Move to Permit Top Hats for Senior Riders in High Level Competition

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More than 170 physicians have appealed as a group named Physician Women Equestrians to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to stand firm against a petition by many riders seeking to retain the top hat for high performance dressage competitions. Read More

Most of World’s Leading Dressage Riders Petition FEI to Keep Top Hat for High Level Senior International Competitions

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A petition signed by 150 of the world's leading dressage riders has asked the International Equestrian Federation to give senior riders the option of wearing top hats at the highest levels of the sport, reversing a decision to outlaw the traditional headwear from Jan. 1, 2021 Read More

Olympics Set for Friday July 23-Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021–Confirm All Sports from 2020 Calendar

8 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Olympics Set for Friday July 23-Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021–Confirm All Sports from 2020 Calendar
The Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo from Friday July 23 to Sunday August 8, the International Olympic Committee announced Monday, and will include all sports on the 2020 calendar, including equestrian before they were postponed for the first time in history by the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates for the Paralympic Games are Aug. 24-Sept. 5. Read More

Paperless Scoring Rules Amended by FEI After Protests

10 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Paperless Scoring Rules Amended by FEI After Protests
New requirements that would have raised costs and operational difficulties for dressage and para-dressage shows using paperless judging and other digital innovations have been amended by the International Equestrian Federation to apply mostly for Olympics, championships and major finals. Read More

FEI Imposes Costly Changes to Paperless Scoring, Other Digital Innovations at Dressage, Para-Dressage Competitions

11 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on FEI Imposes Costly Changes to Paperless Scoring, Other Digital Innovations at Dressage, Para-Dressage Competitions
The FEI--International Equestrian Federation--has issued requirements that could have the effect of crippling paperless and spectator judging and cause delays on results for most dressage and para-dressage shows in the world. Read More