New FEI Dressage Director to Be Sought

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Trond Asmyr
Trond Asmyr

May 13, 2016

Trond Asmyr, who had been on leave for health reasons from his job as FEI director of dressage and para dressage has left the organization for good while Carina Mayer, the acting director since last August is leaving to become secretary general of the European Equestrian Federation.

The Norwegian-born Trond had been on long-term sick leave from his job at the Lausanne, Switzerland-based governing body of international horse sports since August 2015.

Trond joined the FEI in June 2009 after more than 15 years as an international dressage judge and 30 years judging on the national circuit in Norway. He was vice president and on the board of directors of the Norwegian Equestrian Federation for more than a decade.

The FEI said in a statement Friday that Trond was “pivotal in implementing the recommendations of the Dressage Task Force created after the 2008 Olympic Games and initiated the 2010 round table on hyperflexion with the major stakeholder groups which resulted in the redrafting of the FEI Dressage Rules on training techniques.”

Carina Mayer, who was appointed Senior Manager and acting head of the department in August 2015, will be leaving at the end of September to take up a new role as secretary general of the European Equestrian Federation in Warendorf, Germany.

The FEI said a new dressage and para-equestrian dressage director will be announced later.