Established in 1921 and located in Lausanne (SUI), the FEI is the governing body for all international events in Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving and Para-Equestrian Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
We establish the regulations and approve equestrian programmes at Championships, Continental and Regional Games as well as the Olympic & Paralympic Games.
Today, women and men compete as equals, professionals compete at the Olympics, there are seven recognised FEI disciplines, 132 member National Federations, comprehensive rules covering all the aspects of the sport, the welfare of the horse, the education of officials, stewards, vets, judges and course designers. There are over 3,200 international events annually; including a number of FEI Championships and global FEI series and over 90,000 registered riders and horses. The FEI President is HRH Princess Haya.
At the FEI headquarters in Lausanne – His Majesty King Hussein I Building – there are over sixty staff working to ensure that the sport continues to grow and flourish, the rules are enforced, the results are processed, the international calendar is managed, and that the very values that are at the core of equestrian sport are safeguarded and promoted. In order to do all of this, there are sport specific departments, a commercial department, press and corporate communications teams, veterinary, legal and education & standards departments, Finance, IT and Governance teams and FEI Solidarity.
The FEI promotes equestrianism in all its forms and encourages the development of the FEI equestrian disciplines throughout the world, keeping the welfare of the horse at the heart of all activities. For more information visit www.fei.org or visit us on Facebook.