Meet a member: Sébastien Roullier

We would like to take the opportunity to present our members for the IAEJ community of journalists and photographers during these trying times of a global pandemic. First to go from France: Sébastien Roullier. Questions & Answers Q:  Where exactly are you based? A: Asnières-sur-Seine, in the Northwestern suburbs of Paris. Q:  Do you live […]


Lausanne (SUI), 17 December 2020.- The FEI Board took a series of key decisions on allocation, cancellation, and reopening of bids for FEI Championships at its videoconference meeting this week. The Board agreed to allocate the FEI Endurance World Championship 2022 to Isola della Scala in Verona (ITA). “We are pleased to have the experience and […]

Simple, safe and secure – a Tokyo 2020 update

On Wednesday 11 November, by means of an online video conference, the Tokyo 2020 Press Operations team provided an update on the current state of preparation for media attendance at the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although generally informative, the presentation and the subsequent Q&A sessions highlighted just how much still sits within the realms […]

German Bidders Win 2021 Jumping and Dressage Championships

The FEI has committed to allocate European Championships in two Olympic disciplines – Jumping and Dressage – for 2021, both to German venues. The FEI Jumping European Championship has been awarded to Riesenbeck, home-base of Barcelona 1992 Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum, pending final confirmation from the Organiser. The Championships will be listed in the FEI […]

Nations Cup Final Cancelled

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2020 in Barcelona (ESP) has been cancelled. The cancellation is a joint decision taken by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Spanish National Federation (Real Federación Hípica Española) and the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (RCPB), longtime host of the FEI Nations Cup™ Final. The Barcelona Final was […]

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 […]