FEI, Show Jumping Officials Sign Memorandum of Understanding

FEI, Show Jumping Officials Sign Memorandum of Understanding

ISJC President Stephan Ellenbruch (left) and FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos celebrate the signing of the ISJC's memorandum of understanding.

Photo: Carlo Stuppia/FEI

The International Show Jumping Officials Club (ISJC) has become the second of the former Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Associate Members to sign a memorandum of understanding with the FEI.

The ISJC was formed in 1998 and brings together over 270 judges, course designers, and stewards from 60 countries.

Working closely with the FEI, national federations and organizing committees of international jumping events, the independent organization 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 has been a valuable asset for the Jumping world for the last fifteen years,” said FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos. “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.”

Added ISJC President Stephan Ellenbruch, “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.

“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,” Ellenbruch continued. “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”.

The International Equestrian Organizers Alliance was the first former associate member to sign a memorandum of understanding in August 2013

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