The 2019 FEI Sports Forum, taking place today and tomorrow in Lausanne, SUI, is being live streamed in full. Of particular interest to eventers is Session 3 on Monday afternoon local time (8-9:30 a.m. EST), dedicated to a review of the FEI legal system including sanctions and measures related to Eventing Risk Management.
Led by Mikael Rentsch, FEI Legal Director, and Áine Power, FEI Deputy Legal Director, the following topics will be addressed: on-site legal processes (protests, use of video evidence and yellow warning cards); the introduction of a catalogue/table of sanctions with more guidance for what sanctions apply for particular offenses; proposed clarification to the administrative disciplinary process; and a change to the start date of suspensions. Read more here.
The Forum agenda (all times CET):
Day 1: Monday, April 15
“Day 1 will begin with a session dedicated to gender equality, particularly in governance positions in equestrian sport. This will be followed by a session on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a focus on climate mitigation plans and the optimization of equine and human performance in a challenging climate. The first session of the afternoon will be dedicated to a review of the FEI legal system, including a proposed way forward regarding pony measurement, as well as sanctions and measures related to Eventing Risk Management. The closing session of the day will look at the future of reining.”
- Opening – FEI President and IMD representative – 9-9:30 a.m.
- Session 1 – Gender Equality – 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Session 2 – Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games – 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Session 3 – Review of Legal System – 2-3:30 p.m.
- Session 4 – Future of Reining – 5-6:30 p.m.
Day 2: Tuesday, April 16
“Day 2 will focus on endurance with the whole day dedicated to the questions, challenges and reshaping of this discipline.”
- Session 5 – Qualification of horses and athletes: reducing welfare risks – 9-11 a.m.
- Session 6 – Educating officials and correct application of the rules – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Session 7 – Improvements and innovations to shape endurance – 2-3:30 p.m.
- Session 8 – Wrap-up by the Secretary General and open Q&A