The process for candidatures for 2022 FEI Elections and Appointments is now officially open.

There are 24 positions open to candidacies including FEI President, Athlete Representatives in all the disciplines, Chairpersons for Group VI, the Veterinary Committee and the European Equestrian Federation*, as well as open positions for members of the following committees: Audit & Compliance, FEI Tribunal, Veterinary, Medical, Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Vaulting and Para-Equestrian.

The complete list of positions including details on job specifications and the relevant procedures in terms of deadlines, timelines and candidate requirements are now available here.

The deadline to receive applications for all open positions is 1 May 2022 23:59 CEST.

Candidates for the position of FEI President and FEI Athlete Representatives across all the disciplines will be announced on 9 May 2022 whereas the candidates for the remaining open positions will be announced in June. The candidacies for the Athletes’ representatives will be reviewed by the FEI HQ to ensure they are in line with the objectives defined in the FEI Internal Regulations. All the other candidacies will be approved/vetted by the Nominations Committee.

*This position will be taken by the EEF President to be elected in 2022, as per Article 24.13 FEI Statutes


  • 1 FEBRUARY: Publication of open positions (as well as Rules of Conduct, Job Specifications and other working documents).
  • 1 MAY: Deadline for all applications to be submitted to the FEI.
  • 9 MAY: FEI to announce candidates for the position of FEI President and FEI Athlete Representatives across all the disciplines.
  • JUNE (exact date TBC): FEI to announce candidates for the remaining open positions.
  • 1 JULY – 31 OCTOBER: Elections for FEI Athlete Representatives via an online vote by their peers – the eligibility criteria is available here.
  • SEPTEMBER (exact date yet TBC): Online elections for Group VI Chair position if contested.
  • NOVEMBER (exact date TBC): Appointments by Board and elections by General Assembly.

About FEI President

The FEI Presidential term is four years, with the possibility of re-election for up to three consecutive terms for a maximum term of 12 years in office. Current President Ingmar De Vos (BEL) was elected President of the International Equestrian Federation on 14 December 2014. He was re-elected for another four-year term as President of the FEI at the FEI General Assembly in Manama (BRN) on 21 November 2018.

For more information on the current FEI President and former FEI Presidents, click here.

About FEI Athlete Representatives

Since 2014 and every four years, Athlete Representatives are elected by their peers – the eligibility criteria is available here – to form the FEI Athletes Committee and sit on their own discipline-specific Technical Committee.

The Athlete Representative position carries a four-year term (non-renewable) and is an essential role and platform for athletes to have a voice in the decision making process.