Senior/U25 selection information

If you're a current or aspiring Senior international athlete, take a look at the documents below to get to grips with the current squad requirements, selection policies and further information. 

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Starting out

When starting out on the international competition scene, it's a good idea to begin either on home turf (Hartpury or Keysoe) or at a foreign competition just across the channel in northern France, Belgium or Holland, as many of these organisers welcome riders in Small Tour competitions.

If you’re interested in competing in any international competitions, please take a look at the information documents below or contact Senior International Officer Lianne Martin who will be happy to help you.

HOW TO COMPETE INTERNATIONALLY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION REQUEST APPLICATION

Please see below all of the International competitions coming up.

FEI CALENDAR

FEI Riders licenses, FEI Horse passports & WADA

All international dressage competitions are run under FEI rules. All riders and horses competing at an international show need to be registered with the FEI, which costs £20 per horse/£30 athlete annually. Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure you and your horses are currently registered with the FEI. FEI registration forms are available from Lianne.

CHECK IF YOUR HORSE IS FEI REGISTERED

CHECK IF YOU ARE FEI REGISTERED

If your horse is competing in a CDI, you are required to have an FEI recognition card (FEI passport). If your horse has a national passport, we will give it an FEI cover. FEI recognition is valid for four years. Please let the office know at least two months before you are due to go abroad to allow enough time for the paperwork to be processed. Download the FEI recognition form here

Please be aware that those with FEI riders licences will need to have therapeutic use exemption forms and / or declaration of use forms before they compete whilst taking a prohibited substance. In order for riders to check the status of a substance, the Global Drug Reference Online website should be referred to. We advise athletes to print a record of their searches. In addition, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has published its list of prohibited substances.

Riders living abroad

If you are a British rider living abroad and wish to compete in national competitions in your country of residence, you need to apply for permission from Lianne Martin and be a current Full competing member. You will need to apply in writing and you will receive a signed and stamped paper, which you must take with you to shows. There is no charge for this.

If you are living abroad, would like to compete in international competitions please see the current CDI selection policy. Please bear in mind you always need permission from your National Federation in order to compete abroad even if you have a private invitation from a show organiser or are competing nationally.

Travelling horses within the EU

Here's the latest guidance for moving equines between Great Britain and the EU. 

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CDI Selection

View the 2022 CDIO/CDI selection policy for senior and U25 riders - released 12.01.22
VIEW POLICY

Senior World Championships

View the selection policy for the 2022 FEI Senior World Championships in Herning, Denmark - released 12.01.22
VIEW POLICY

U25 European Championships

View the selection policy for U25 European Championships 2022 - released 10.01.22
VIEW POLICY

World Breeding Championships

View the selection policy for FEI World Breeding Championships 2022 - revised 26.05.22
VIEW POLICY

FEI calendar

View the FEI calendar here to plan your international season.
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