International Federation for Equestrian Sports
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|International Federation for Equestrian Sports
|Affiliation||International Olympic Committee, ASOIF|
|Affiliation date||1921, 1983|
|President||HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein|
|Chief Exec||Ingmar De Vos|
The FEI recognizes seven disciplines under global governance in both regular and para-equestrianism competition:
The following two disciplines are under regional governance:
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Jumping, Dressage and Eventing have part of the Olympics since 1912. Para-Equestrian Dressage has been part of the Paralympic games since 1996.
FEI World Equestrian Games
The FEI has organized the FEI World Equestrian Games every four years since 1990. The idea of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) came into being in the mid-1980s and was strongly supported by HRH Prince Philip, who was then FEI President.
The WEG encompasses the World Championship titles in all the FEI global disciplines.
The FEI World Cup is an indoor series and takes place throughout the world with qualifying leagues leading to a final in each of the disciplines. The FEI World Cup series began with Show jumping in 1978 and has since been extended to the disciplines of Dressage, Driving and Vaulting. Main events include:
World, continental and regional championships
FEI World, Continental and Regional Championships are held in all the FEI disciplines and age categories. Events include:
- World Eventing Championships for Young Horses
- FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand
- FEI World Driving Championships for Singles
- FEI World Endurance Championships for Seniors
- FEI World Vaulting Championships for Seniors
- FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships
The FEI was formed in 1921 with the joining of the national organizations of Belgium (BEL), Denmark (DEN), France (FRA), Italy (ITA), Japan (JPN), Norway (NOR), Sweden (SWE) and the United States of America (USA). Today, there are 132 National Equestrian Federations affiliated with the FEI.
There have been 12 different presidents of the organization, serving 13 individual terms. Major Jhkr Karl F. Quarles van Ufford is the only individual to have served twice.
|1||Baron du Teil||France||1921–1927|
|2||General Gerrit Johannes Maris||Netherlands||1927–1929|
|3||Major Jhkr Karl F. Quarles van Ufford||Netherlands||1929–1931|
|4||General Guy V. Henry||USA||1931–1935|
|5||Baron Max Von Holzing-Bertstett||Germany||1935–1936|
|6||Major Jhkr Karl F. Quarles van Ufford||Netherlands||1936–1939|
|8||Baron Gaston de Trannoy||Belgium||1946–1954|
|9||Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld||Netherlands||1954–1964|
|10||Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh||UK||1964–1986|
|11||Anne, Princess Royal||UK||1986–1994|
|12||Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz||Spain||1994–2006|
|13||Princess Haya bint Al Hussein||Jordan||2006–|
- The FEI Code of Conduct for the Welfare of the Horse[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Dressage – About Dressage". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Driving – About Driving". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Driving – About Para Equestrian Driving". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Endurance – About Endurance". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Eventing – About Eventing". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Reining". Fei.org. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Jumping – About Jumping". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "Disciplines – Vaulting – About Vaulting". Fei.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.[dead link]
- "FEI Championships". FEI. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
- "FEI Members". fei.org. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- Prior to the election of the current president, HRH Princess Haya of Jordan, the constitution was changed so that no president could serve more than two terms. Successive FEI Presidents[dead link]