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FEI athlete elections: The voting phase for the 2018-2022 athlete representatives open

Tuesday, 31 July 2018
IJRC Corner

Rodrigo Pessoa’s term as current FEI Athlete Representative for the discipline of jumping is about to come to an end, and the voting phase for the 2018-2022 Athlete Representative is now open.

The IJRC urges all riders to vote, so that the Athlete Representative will represent and reflect the international jumping community in the best possible way.

The IJRC would like to express its gratitude to its board member Rodrigo Pessoa for all the precious work he has done until now as FEI Athlete Representatives, as this position is really important providing a voice to the jumping community within the global decision-making process.

The FEI Athlete Representative is part of the FEI Jumping Committee, the highest authority for international show jumping, put together to discuss all subjects that is currently in play in the international jumping world. The FEI Athlete Representative is also part of the FEI Athletes Committee, which is formed by representatives across all FEI disciplines.


The names of the new candidates up for election to become FEI Athlete Representative were announced on the 8th of May:

  • The IJRC presents the candidature of Mrs Lisen Bratt Fredricson (SWE)
  • The Irish National Federation presents the candidature of Mr Cian O’Connor (IRL)
  • The other two candidacies are: Mr Sanjay BAGAI (IND) and Mr Nicolas Pizarro Suarez (MEX)

The election for online voting has just opened, and remains so until 23 September 2018 23:59 CEST (17:59 Tryon, NC time) and the result of the election will most likely be announced to the public on 24 September.

Eligibility Criteria for voting:

As indicated on the FEI website, the Eligibility Criteria for the online voting are:

  • To be 18 years old on July 28th;
  • To have either competed in one of the last two senior FEI World Championships or Olympic Games or Paralympic Games in the discipline for which the voter wants to vote.

Voting process:

  • In order to vote, you will need to fill in a registration form so the FEI can confirm you meet the eligibility requirements. Please note you will be asked to upload an ID picture.
  • Within 72 hours of submitting your registration, you will receive from FEI an email with your username, password and a link to cast your vote.

You will find at the link below the candidates for the Athletes Representative positions in each of the FEI disciplines, and the link to click to vote. 

Press release from the IJRC

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