Her Royal Highness Princess Haya of Jordan, President of the FEI, yesterday wrote to the FEI Dressage Committee and asked for their resignations. The reasons behind this step are well outlined in the attached letter from Her Royal Highness.
The FEI Dressage Committee member includes the chair Mariette Withages, judges Dieter Schüle, Vincenzo Truppa and Minako Furuoka, Spanish chef d'equipe Bobby Bobadilla and rider Monica Theodorescu.
The International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC) welcomes the proposed change in the composition of the Dressage Committee to reflect all the stakeholders in the sport: riders; trainers; judges; chef d’équipes; organisers; as well as the breadth of experience offered by wider regional involvement.
The Committee has been seen to work in isolation, not fully representing the interests of the Dressage community as a whole.
An interim solution is being discussed within the FEI in order to ensure the sound management of the sport whilst reviewing the strategic direction of Dressage. The names of the interim committee and their mandate will follow.
Letter from Princess Haya, published exclusively on Eurodressage: