About FEI

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.


As the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic and Paralympic sports of Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Para Driving, Endurance and Vaulting, the FEI establishes the regulations and approves equestrian programmes at Events, Championships, Regional and Continental Games as well as at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland)


The FEI promotes equestrianism in all its forms and encourages the development of the FEI equestrian disciplines, based on the principle of equality and mutual respect between all 134 member National Federations, without prejudice to race, religion or internal politics. Fair play, equality, complicity with the animal and respect for the environment and the horse are the core values of the FEI.



Over 90 FEI staff are working in the FEI’s headquarters in Lausanne, ensuring 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.

For further information, please visit http://www.fei.org.