The FEIF Delegates’ Assembly 2021 took place as a Microsoft TEAMS meeting on February 13, 2021, 14:00 CET. 

The following candidates and issues were up for voting during the Assembly. The summary only contains short titles and descriptions to keep this page manageable for delegates who choose to use mobile devices for the voting while still participating in the TEAMS session. The full text of each item is in the invitation. 

Here are the results of the voting during the FEIF Delegates Assembly Microsoft TEAMS meeting.

18 unique responders answered this survey.

1–FEIF President

Gunnar Sturluson is willing to be elected for 2 years

Abstain 
Gunnar Sturluson51 
No 
*No Response*1 

2–FEIF Director of Youth Work

Gundula Sharman is willing to be elected for 2 years

Abstain4 
Gundula Sharman48 
No 
*No Response* 

3–FEIF Director of Leisure Riding

Christian Eckert is proposed by IPZV as Director of Leisure Riding in the Board of FEIF

Abstain 
Christian Eckert51 
No 
*No Response*1 

4–Arbitration Council

Tone Kolnes, Norway, is willing to be elected for 3 years

Abstain 
No 
Tone Kolnes51 
*No Response*1 

5–Disciplinary Board

Ólafur Arinbjörn Sigurðsson, Iceland, is willing to be elected for 3 years

Abstain 
No 
Ólafur Arinbjörn Sigurðsson52 
*No Response* 

6–Statutes, Annex 1, 1, § 18: Member Associations' Obligations

Proposal to add the Leisure Riding department and list the departments in alphabetical order

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

7–Statutes, 5.2 The Board

Proposal to change the text to "half of the board members" instead of 4 Board members

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

8–G1.2. Ethics statement

Proposal to add the FEI paragraph on discrimination to G1.2

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

9–G2.1.5 Helmets and G2.1.6

Proposal to add wearing of CE or similar approved riding helmets and body protectors to G2.1.5 and subsequent deletion of G2.1.6 w

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

10–G2.2 Judges

Proposal to add that FEIF international judges must be members of a national association

Abstain6 
No4 
Yes42 
*No Response* 

11–G2.3.1 Ring Master

Proposal to include the overseeing of the warming up area in the general description of the Ring Master

Abstain1 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

12–G4. Anti Doping

Proposal to replace the chapter G4 as discussed and confirmed in 2019 and 2020 and subsequent changes in the related chapters/positions of the FEIF rules and statutes

Abstain4 
No 
Yes48 
*No Response* 

13–G6 World Championships

The Board of FEIF asks the Delegates' Assembly for the authority to deviate from the specifically approved information in section G6 with regard to the practical details of the finances and execution of the World Championships 2021

Abstain1 
No10 
Yes40 
*No Response*1 

14–G6.14 §4 (new)

Proposal to allow officials and volunteers to show sponsors on the clothes and subsequent deletion of S7.4.8

Abstain 
No1 
Yes50 
*No Response*1 

15–G8.1 Saddle

Proposal to describe the saddle position so it is clear to judges and riders

Abstain1 
No4 
Yes47 
*No Response* 

16–G8.2 Bits and Bridles

Proposal to standardize the evaluation of noseband fit using a Noseband Taper Gauge or similar and explain the consequences for a noseband that is found to be too tight

Abstain 
No1 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

17–G8.2.3. Prohibited bits and bridles

Proposal to describe the structure and work procedures of the FEIF equipment committee

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

18–B4.2.2 Judging panel

Proposal to add the description of the judge panel composition and subsequent deletion of the chief judge list information in B4.2.3

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

19–G8.3.1. Shoeing of Breeding Horses

Proposal to add that re-shoeing of a breeding horse between the first and second assessment is not allowed.

Abstain1 
No1 
Yes49 
*No Response*1 

20–B3.1 Health Control

Proposal to add that the ringmaster/chief judge decide if a horse is fit to be shown

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

21–B3.5.1 Equipment Inspection

Proposal to add that the official ringmaster at all breeding shows always takes care of the equipment checks.

Abstain 
No1 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

22–G7.3.2 Participating horses in sport events

Proposal to regulate that a horse can start in the same test with two different riders but only if this is in a different age class

Abstain 
No11 
Yes41 
*No Response* 

23–G8.3.2.4 Loss of a shoe

Proposal to apply the same rule to all horses losing a shoe in the preliminaries.

Abstain1 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

24–G8.4 Additional equipment

Proposal to allow the use of earplugs and muzzle nets

Abstain2 
No9 
Yes38 
*No Response*3 

25–G8.5.2 Sport Competitions

Proposal to allow the use of protective liquid bandage patches including the weight details.

Abstain 
No2 
Yes50 
*No Response* 

26–G9.2.1 Oval track tests and details on tracks

Proposal to adapt the wording to fit to tracks with other widths

Abstain1 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

27–G10.7.4. Disqualifications and Disciplinary measures

Proposal to expand the rules to allow officials to confirm not just observe mistreatment.

Abstain 
No1 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

28–S1.6 Disqualification & Elimination

Proposal for reformulation to simplify the wording and exclude dismounting and leaving after the end of the test from elimination

Abstain 
No6 
Yes46 
*No Response* 

29–S1.5 Combination

Proposal to clarify the procedures for combinations how to decide the winner if 2 riders are equal in first position in C4 or C5

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

30–S1.7 Withdrawals

Proposal to clarify the wording and procedure for withdrawals

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

31–S2.5 Finals

Proposal to allow 6 horses the 6th position qualify for the finals in case there are not enough horses for a B final

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

32–S3.1 Restrictions

Proposal to regulate the common practice that allows changes of equipment between rounds in all pace disciplines, including PP1

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

33–S3.6.1.3 Withdrawal from heats

Proposal to limit the time for withdrawals

Abstain2 
No 
Yes50 
*No Response* 

34–S3.6.1.4 – S3.6.1.6 – P1 - Pace Race 250m

Proposal to merge rules for starting order, change the order of the articles and clarify the procedure/interpretation and same alterations to

Abstain1 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response* 

35–S3.6.1.7 and S3.6.3.2 Judges

Proposal to describe the use of red and green flags in the correct way

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

36–S3.6.2.3 Judges

Proposal to add the description when a heat is considered valid or not

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

37–S3.6.6 PP3 – Easy Pace Test

Proposal to add a new easy class pace test

Abstain1 
No3 
Yes48 
*No Response* 

38–S3.6.4.4 and S3.6.5.4 Start

Proposal to make it clearer when to put the horse to canter in PP1

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

39–S5. Figures Tests

Proposal to adapt descriptions according to the original TiH descriptions and remove the 2018 TiH judges list from the website

Abstain 
No 
Yes51 
*No Response*1 

40–S7.1 Teams

Proposal to clarify that reigning World champions shall obey to the rules of the national team of their country

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

41–S7.4.2 Appointment of judges

Proposal to add that the selection procedure may be changed in case it is not possible to hold a sufficient number of WR competitions

Abstain 
No 
Yes52 
*No Response* 

42–S7.4.4 Ring Master

Proposal is to include the authority of Ring Masters Sport to give out warnings and clarify the description of their activity

Abstain 
No13 
Yes39 
*No Response* 

FEIF Budget

Is the FEIF budget approved as presented by Gunnar as a "Careful normal" or "Covid" plan?

Abstain4 
No 
Yes48 
*No Response* 

 

Click here for a PDF of the complete presentation given at the Delegates’ Assembly 2021. The presentation includes:

  • The 2021 outlook for FEIF and each individual department;
  • A summary of the 2020 audit and auditor’s report;
  • The presentations of the Board candidates;
  • Overview of the Young Committee Members program;
  • Winner of the FEIF Youth Country of the Year 2020
  • Winner of the Trainer/Instructor of the Year 2020
  • An overview of the 2021 FEIF Budget