Code of Conduct
1. In all equestrian sports the horse
must be considered par-amount.
2. The well being of the horse shall be
above the demands
of breeders, trainers, riders, owners,
sponsors or officials.
3. All handling and veterinary
treatment must ensure the
health and welfare of the
4. The highest standards of nutrition,
health, sanitation and
safety shall be encouraged and
maintained at all times.
5. Adequate provision must be made for
watering and maintaining a healthy
6. Emphasis should be placed on
increasing education in
training and equestrian practices and
on promoting scientific
studies in equine health.
7. In the interests of the horse, the
fitness and competence
of the rider shall be regarded as
8. All riding and training methods must
take account of the
horse as a living entity and must not
include any technique
considered by the FEI to be
9. National Federations should
establish adequate controls in
order that all persons and bodies under
their jurisdiction respect
the welfare of the horse.
10. The national and international
Rules and Regulations in
equestrian sport regarding the health
and welfare of the horse
must be adhered to not only during
national and international
events, but also in training.
Competition Rules and Regulations
shall be continually
reviewed to ensure such welfare.
I find the FEI sadly
neglected this code of conduct and should be required to promulgate an answer to
the Equestrian Community as to this unforgivable