Produced in collaboration with Amanda Curtis and White Grifiin:

In 2022, we began our sustainability journey with a strong commitment to ensuring a future for equestrianism in Europe and maintaining a social license for our sport.

Utilising our strategic framework, we outlined the overarching mechanism for change:

Responsibility for Environmental Sustainability will be held at Board level, with ownership of all activity driven from the President, reflecting the significant importance we place on this area.

In addition, a Sustainability Lead has been nominated within the Board to drive activities towards our goal with the wider team and across the Membership.

A Sustainability Working Group has been formed in order to generate ideas and drive activities through the organisation. This includes a dedicated lead for all EEF Events.

Activites to date:

We have delivered three core tools in 2022 and 2023 that will enable the EEF and its Members to commence the process of change:

  • The Green Policy

This policy provides a clear summary of the EEF's target areas within environmental sustainability and applies to activities throughout the Federation and out to its Members.

  • The Green Code of Conduct

This document shares the environmental vision and priorities with the event organisers of all EEF events, in order to continually improve the environmental and social impact of our events.

  • The Carbon Footprint of the Professional Horse (CFH)

This tool offers for the first time a standardised approach for calculating the carbon footprint for a professional sport horse, through an easy-to-use tool called 'Hoofprint'.

In order to achieve our vision, we will focus our efforts in two directions, our own operations and supporting our Members with developing their strategies and operational changes. Using our Green policy to inform our actions, we will work to create a new standard for equestrianism in Europe.



Download the full strategy document below: