FEI and International Equestrian Organisers Alliance Sign MOU
August 9, 2013
The International Equestrian Organisers Alliance (IEOA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).
The news makes the IEOA the first former FEI Associate Member to sign such an agreement following the removal of the Associate Member status from the FEI Statutes in 2012.
The MOU, order | which was signed by IEOA President Peter Bollen and FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos, ed formally acknowledges the IEOA as an organisation recognised by the FEI.
FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said: “We have entered this significant agreement in the spirit of cooperation, look respect, and transparency. Event organisers are essential to our sport and we are confident that the MOU is a good basis for a dynamic working relationship.”
“The IEOA is very pleased with the MOU,” IEOA President Peter Bollen commented. “We had concerns following the removal of the FEI Associate Member status but the new process has given us the opportunity to be heard and to establish a much more direct and constructive relationship with the FEI, which is extremely important to us as an organisation.”
The MOU covers universal issues such as recognition, FEI Rules and Regulations, horse welfare, code of ethics, commitment to democratic processes and more.