International Equestrian Federation Constitutional Task Force
For the better part of a decade, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has been gamely attempting to modernise its constitution, to create a more democratic, more agile, and more genuinely international organisation. Some of those efforts have succeeded; most have come to grief. Rather than retreat from renewal, the FEI created a Constitutional Task Force made up entirely of representatives from National Federations to press reform forward.
As part of our commitment to upholding transparency and public accountability, we have asked the FEI to create a page at their official site with the Task Force's documents. While they are building that page, I have posted our major documents below, which together trace the substance of previous efforts at FEI reform, outline the mandate and composition of the Task Force, describe how we set about consulting with National Federations, and provides our final report and subsequent presentation.
International Equestrian Federation Click logo for FEI web site
Task Force Members
The members of the FEI Constitutional Task Force are drawn from national equestrian federations from each region of the globe.
FEI Jumping Click image for the FEI governance page
The Task Force was created, empowered, and officially deployed through the following instruments. These documents define its means, ends, and essential standards of accountability to the global equestrian community.
FEI Dresage Click image for the national federations
To canvass the views of the world-wide equestrian community, the Task Force held telephone interviews with and circulated questionnaires to National Federations, conducted group consultations at the continental equestrian fora, and directly interviewed Bureau members.
06 May 2011 Global Forum
FEI Extraordinary General Assembly
17 September 2011 Asian Forum
Asian Equestrian Federation
24 September 2011 African Forum
FEI Group IX
Port Louis, Mauritius
29 September 2011 European Forum
European Equestrian Federation
London, United Kingdom
28 October 2011 Pan American Forum
Pan American Equestrian Confederation
FEI Reining Click image for the FEI advisories
Task Force Findings
The Task Force presented its final report to the FEI Executive Board. The Board in turn determined what it wished to go forward to the National Federations. The Task Force then made the final presentation to the members of the FEI gathered for the 2011 General Assembly.
Our report is now with the FEI Executive Board, which is responsible for replying to the membership about which recommendations it accepts, and what steps it will take to implement them.
11 November 2011
» Report to the FEI Executive Board Has been deemed confidential by the Board
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 November 2011
» PowerPoint Presentation to National Federations Will be posted by FEI at FEI Family Web Site
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil