A group representing jumping officials is the second to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FEI.
The International Show Jumping Officials Club was a former FEI Associate Member. It was formed in 1998 and brings together over 270 Judges, Course Designers and Stewards from 60 countries. The International Equestrian Organisers Alliance was the first to sign a MOU with the FEI, in August of 2013. The MOU concept was introduced after the removal of the Associate Member status from the FEI Statutes at the 2012 FEI General Assembly.
Working closely with the FEI, National Federations and Organising Committees of international Jumping events, the independent organisation has representatives in more than 60 countries and offers members the opportunity to share experiences, improve knowledge of Jumping and other disciplines and exchange ideas to help develop the sport.
“The International Show Jumping Officials Club (ISJC) has been a valuable asset for the Jumping world for the last 15 years”, said Ingmar De Vos, FEI Secretary General. “As we continue to experience rapid global growth of Jumping, we look forward to many more years of collaboration with the ISJC and its expanding membership”.
“The ISJC unites our officials in a worldwide network, and ensures they are well-prepared to meet the challenges of today’s fast-growing sport at both international and national level,” said ISJC President Stephan Ellenbruch, of Germany.
“We supply our members with the tools to perform their demanding roles with the professionalism that all amateur and professional athletes in our sport expect and deserve. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with the FEI is another milestone in the development of the ISJC, and this alliance will certainly benefit our members and all those connected with show jumping as we head into a bright future for equestrian sport”.