Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Competition Schedules Confirmed

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) has confirmed the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Competition Schedules for 2021. Competition dates for the Olympic Equestrian sports have been moved forward by one day so as to mirror the 2020 daily schedule. Events will now run from July 24 2021 to  August […]

FEI General Assembly 2020 moves online

Lausanne (SUI), June 26, 2020 — The FEI General Assembly 2020, which was due to be held in Johannesburg (RSA) in November, has been cancelled and will now be held online due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements and travel restrictions. The decision was approved by the FEI Board during its three-day videoconference meeting this week. The […]

British Dressage mourns the loss of Wilfried Bechtolsheimer

British Dressage has reported the death of Dr. Wilfried Otto Bechtolsheimer on April 8. The German-born ‘Dr B’, was 72. A well-respected figure in the world of dressage as a rider, trainer and mentor, he moved from Germany to England with wife Ursula in the 1980s and set up Eastington Stud, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. As […]

Tokyo 2020 Games Set To Begin July 2021

The International Olympic Committee has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will now run from July 23 to August 8, 2021 and the Paralympic Games from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The IOC postponed the summer Olympics and Paralympics on March 24, 2020. IAEJ members who have accreditation for the 2020 Games should […]

Coronavirus Cancellations and Postponements Multiply

CHIO Aachen has joined the growing list of major shows and events which have announced postponements or cancellations owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organisers of the German CHIO, which was slated for May 29-June 7, released their statement following the IOC’s March 24 decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to a date “no […]

FEI recommends cancellation of FEI Events due to Coronavirus

Lausanne, Switzerland. March 13, 2020. — Following last week’s communiqué to National Federations on the recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding Mass Gatherings and the necessity of Event Organisers to conduct a full risk assessment together with local authorities, the FEI has issued a further message to the equestrian community: “The spread of the […]

EEF and IJRC call for cancellation of all events through April, USEF suspends activities

The European Equestrian Federation (EEF) and the International Jumping Riders Club ( IJRC) have released a joint statement calling on all National Equestrian Federations in Europe and outside Europe to cease all competition with immediate effect. The statement followed yesterday’s cancellation of the Dutch Masters in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. “The EEF considers it necessary to cancel all […]

FEI World Cup™ Finals 2020 in Las Vegas cancelled due to Coronavirus

Las Vegas, Nevada. March 13, 2020. — The International Equestrian Federation (FEI), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Las Vegas Events have announced the cancellation of the FEI World Cup™ Finals 2020 in Las Vegas. The annual finales to the indoor season for Jumping and Dressage were scheduled for April 15-19 at the Thomas & Mack […]

FEI World Cup Finals – Coronavirus Update

Las Vegas Events, organizers of the 2020 FEI World Cup Finals has released the following statement with regards to the coronavirus outbreak. “While this is a fluid situation, Las Vegas is currently planning to host the 2020 FEI World Cup™ Finals. We will closely monitor updated recommendations from the CDC and state and local health […]

Editorial Use Of Olympic Properties

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