International Equestrian Federation

Helmets or Top Hats? Issue Not Yet Done With

3 weeks ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Helmets or Top Hats? Issue Not Yet Done With
Supporters of top hats are making a last ditch effort to have the traditional headgear as an option over safety helmets when the International Equestrian Federation's General Assembly that has the final word meets in Antwerp, Belgium next week Read More

European Equestrian Stakeholders Review Return to Shows Amid Equine Herpes, Corona Virus Concerns

8 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on European Equestrian Stakeholders Review Return to Shows Amid Equine Herpes, Corona Virus Concerns
The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) held a stakeholder consultation session Wednesday to review requirements for a return to competitions in Europe April 12 designed to prevent a recurrence of the Equine Herpes Virus EHV-1 as the coronavirus pandemic is in its second year. Read More

Top Hats Off, Protective Headgear On for All Dressage Competitors

1 year ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Top Hats Off, Protective Headgear On for All Dressage Competitors
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

1 year ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Over 170 Physicians Involved in Horse Sports Appeal Against Move to Permit Top Hats for Senior Riders in High Level Competition
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

1 year ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Most of World’s Leading Dressage Riders Petition FEI to Keep Top Hat for High Level Senior International Competitions
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

2 years 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