A summary of the key discussions and decisions from the third and final day of the FEI Board Meeting (via videoconference) can be found here. Please note that we have compiled all the FEI Championship allocation decisions in this wrap-up. A comprehensive press release will also be sent regarding all allocations providing the rationale for each decision.
The Board followed the unanimous recommendation of the FEI Jumping Committee to confirm the cancellation and not reschedule the 2020 FEI Jumping European Championship for Young Riders, Juniors & Children (originally allocated to Vilamoura) and the FEI Jumping European Ponies Championships (originally allocated to Strzegom) due to concerns that athletes and horses will not have had the opportunity to prepare fully for these important Championships and to avoid any risk to athletes and horses.
Vilamoura will now host the Championships in 2021, which had originally been allocated to the Spanish venue at Oliva, but following a proposal put forward by the two organisers and approved by the Board, Oliva will now host the Championships in 2022. Both editions will be held within the school holiday period.
*Emergency Board Resolutions
Please note the postponement of two Driving Championships from 2020 to 2021 – the FEI Driving European Championship for Young Drivers, Juniors & Children in Lamotte-Beuvron (FRA) and the FEI Para Driving World Championship for Singles in Schildau (GER). These postponements were approved by the FEI Board as Emergency Resolutions under Article 20.3 of the FEI Statutes, which allows the Board to pass Resolutions which are normally the prerogative of the FEI General Assembly. National Federations have until 27 July 2020 to signify their disapproval.