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17/11/2006 - FEI President Presents 150-day Report to FEI Bureau
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17/11/2006 - FEI President Presents 150-day Report to FEI Bureau
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HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
On the occasion of the FEI Bureau meeting taking place in Dubai on 17 and 18 November, HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein delivered her 150 days-in-office Report. Its objective was to present the progress made against the FEI President’s election Manifesto and its translation into policy and tangible benefits.

The Report covered the six pillars of the Manifesto

Significant developments have been achieved in many areas.

This is an interim news release which represents the general course the FEI is taking. A more detailed release on the various items presented to the Bureau will be published after the meeting.

FEI Governance
A matter of great satisfaction is the working process on the new FEI Statutes, General Regulations and Internal Regulations, which has met all the timelines. It has allowed for debate and constructive comment and criticism from the National Federations, which clearly demonstrates FEI’s desire for openness and transparency. The FEI staff have been given bigger responsibility to produce this piece of work and have displayed their professional qualities and abilities to develop the organisation.

The establishment of an FEI Athletes Committee has been included in the new Statutes and Internal Regulations.

Work is continuing on, amongst others, Integrity in Sport Strategy; monitoring of the President against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by an external auditing body; Bureau members’ job specifications; increased FEI headquarters responsibility; transparency; and accountability.

National Federations
An NF survey has been conducted by the FEI Development Department; the ensuing quantitative analysis report, linked to the development strategy, has been compiled. Provision of effective communication channels and an NF Liaison Officer is ongoing.

Development
A five-year development strategy has been written and will be presented to the Bureau. 20% of the CHF 6 million raised thus far by the FEI President, i.e. CHF 1,2 million, will be allocated to sustainable development programmes; a budget to this end is currently being produced.

Work on a youth strategy, tailor made programmes, as well as a worldwide and regional quarantine programme to ease transportation issues is ongoing. An Inter-Disciplinary and Development Conference has been proposed.

Commercial
A strategy defining FEI’s future branding and commercial activities and discussion documents on a long-term communications strategy will be presented during the Bureau Meeting. Branding horsesport is just as important as branding the FEI itself and the widening use of the "FEI at the Heart of Horsesport" strapline demonstrates the will to proceed in that direction. The FEI Headquarters are working on ways to increase value of FEI products and, thereby, add value for all stakeholders. Lifestyle and fundraising strategies are to be completed and work on tailor made revenue packages on a regional basis is about to begin.

Welfare
The Medication Control Programme is developing. The ‘Medicine Box’ concept seems to have been well accepted. There are a number of substances in the ‘Box’ and the intention is to provide reliable detection times for each of these agents. The new FEI Equine Anti Doping and Medication Control Rules, which came into effect on 1 June, provide for a Fast Track procedure for Medication Class A and B substances. As a positive consequence, time for taking judicial decisions has decreased significantly. Work on tougher stewarding at events as well as making FEI’s judicial system as transparent as possible is continuing.

International Olympic Committee
The FEI President enjoys a very good relationship with the IOC President and the position of the FEI is strengthening in that organisation. Work with the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, promotion of horsesport to major carriers of Olympic television, pro-active communication plans, and creation of a celebration of horsesport at the heart of Olympic movement is ongoing. An IOC strategy is also being developed.
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Stuttgart (GER)
CSI5*-W / CDI3* / CAI-W
15/11 - 19/11/06
Marmande (incl. Y. horses classes) (FRA)
CSI1* / CSI B Amateurs
16/11 - 19/11/06
Meppel (NED)
CSI1*
16/11 - 18/11/06
Towerlands (GBR)
CSI2*
16/11 - 19/11/06
None (ITA)
CSIOY /CSIOJ /CSIOCh /CSIP-A
17/11 - 19/11/06
Tochigi (JPN)
CSI-W
19/11 - 19/11/06
Maastricht (NED)
CSI4* /CSI1* /CDI3*-W
23/11 - 26/11/06
Queretaro (MEX)
CSI-W
26/11 - 26/11/06
Wellington, FL (USA)
CSI-W
29/11 - 03/12/06
Munich (Riders Tour) (GER)
CSI4* / CSI A Amateurs
30/11 - 03/12/06
Barcelona (ESP)
CSI1*
01/12 - 03/12/06
Paris Pte de Versailles (FRA)
CSI5*
01/12 - 03/12/06
Stockholm (SWE)
CSI3* / CDI-W / CAI-W
01/12 - 03/12/06
Hengelo (NED)
CSIY-A / CSIJ-A / CSIP-A
02/12 - 03/12/06
Geneva (SUI)
CSI-W / CAI-W
07/12 - 10/12/06
Porto (POR)
CSI3*
07/12 - 10/12/06
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