The eighth edition of the FEI Sports Forum 2019, which will be held at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (SUI) on 15 and 16 April, will be live-streamed on

Day 1 will begin with a session dedicated to gender equality, particularly in governance positions in equestrian sport. This will be followed by a session on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a focus on climate mitigation plans and the optimisation of equine and human performance in a challenging climate. The first session of the afternoon will be dedicated to a review of the FEI legal system, including a proposed way forward regarding pony measurement, as well as sanctions and measures related to Eventing Risk Management. The closing session of the day will look at the future of Reining.

Day 2 will focus on Endurance with the whole day dedicated to the questions, challenges and reshaping of this discipline.

The entire Sports Forum 2019 will also be available to watch again on, following the end of each session.

The detailed programme for the FEI Sports Forum 2019 is available to view and download here, along with the supporting documents and information on panel members.

Timetable of sessions (all times CET):

15 April – Day 1


Opening – FEI President and IMD representative – 09:00-09:30
Session 1 – Gender Equality – 09:30-10:30
Session 2 – Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games – 11:00-12:30


Session 3 – Review of Legal System – 14:00-16:30
Session 4 – Future of Reining – 17:00-18:30

16 April – Day 2 – Reshaping Endurance


Session 5 – Qualification of Horses and Athletes: reducing welfare risks – 09:00-11:00
Session 6 – Educating Officials and correct application of the rules – 11:30-13:00


Session 7 – Improvements and innovations to shape Endurance – 14:00-15:30
Session 8 – Wrap-up by the Secretary General and open Q&A