EEF Board videoconference 09.03.2021

Theo Ploegmakers President
Armagan Özgörkey Vice President
Ulf Helgstrand Vice President
Eleonora Ottaviani Board Member & Athletes Representative
Nayla Stoessel Board Member
Quentin Simonet Board Member
George Dimaras Board Member
Soenke Lauterbach Board Member
Carina Mayer Secretary General
Ronan Murphy Chair of the EEF EU Committee
Alan Andabaka Chair of the BEC
Hanfried Haring EEF Honorary President
Meeting EEF Board videoconference
Date 09 March 2021
Time 15h00 – 17h00
Location Videoconference
Chair Theo Ploegmakers
Minutes Carina Mayer

For Decision:

1.1 Balkan Driving Championships 2021

The Board approves the dates of 17-18 July 2021 for the Balkan Driving Championships to be held in Zagreb (CRO).


For Discussion:

2.1 EHV-1 situation

The Board is exchanging the latest updates with regards to the EHV-1 situation in Europe and around the world. A special thanks is expressed to the IJRC and the NFs of FRA and GER for their immediate crisis response. The Board feels that restarting with international competitions in early April might be too early. It has been noted that several OCs are now submitting FEI draft schedules to their respective NF in which they state that only horses that are vaccinated against Herpes will be allowed to enter the show. This is almost impossible because there is currently not enough Herpes vaccine available so that many horses would be excluded from competitions

2.2 FEI Elections & Appointments

The EEF Communication working group is tasked to address this subject and to put a proposal forward to the Board.


For Information:

3.1 FEI Nations Cup Jumping Division 1

GD presents the two different proposals of the EEF Jumping Working Group with regards to the future key elements of the NC Division 1. A meeting between the FEI and Division 1 OCs is schedule for March 22nd after which the EEF Board will decide whether the EEF proposals shall be sent out to EEF members for their feedback.


4.1 Longines EEF Series 2021

EO raises the question whether the Nations Cup competition and the Grand Prix shall always be run on the same week day in the 2021 season. No decision is made but the rules shall be checked in detail to see whether this is already covered there.