Athlete representatives on their respective FEI technical committees have been elected in five disciplines in the first round of online voting.
They are Anna Paprocka Campanella, of Italy, in dressage; Bartolomiej Kwiatek, of Poland, in driving; Valerie Kanavy, of the United States, in endurance; Lukas Klouda, of the Czech Republic, in vaulting; and Gennaro Lendi, of Italy, in reining.
Elections in jumping, eventing, and para-equestrian will proceed to a second and final round, which will take place from June 16 to July 16.
The candidates for the final ballot are:
- Jumping: Rodrigo Pessoa, of Brazil, and Geir Gulliksen, of Norway.
- Eventing: Karen O’Connor, of the United States, and Daisy Berkeley, of Britain.
- Para-Equestrian: Yonathan Dresler, of Israel, and Laurentia Tan, of Singapore.
Only 4 percent of athletes eligible to vote took part, with the FEI providing the following breakdown:
- Jumping – 52 voted/2,399 eligible to vote
- Dressage – 58/632
- Eventing – 62/3,271
- Driving – 45/461
- Endurance – 169/3,337
- Vaulting – 26/229
- Para-Equestrian – 16/258
- Reining – 3/268
The term in office of the athlete representative on the relevant technical committee will start at the same time as those of the other committee members – the Monday following the FEI General Assembly, which this year will be held in December.