This partnership agreement will see these two organisations continue to work closely together to support the development of equestrian sport internationally. FEI President Ingmar De Vos said:
“It is really good to be able to formalise the partnership between the FEI and the Jumping Owners Club through this Memorandum of Understanding. We believe it’s important to recognise the fundamental role of the horse owners, highlighting their dedication and contributions to our sport. We are delighted to welcome Christian Baillet, President of the Jumping Owners Club, today to the FEI Headquarters to sign the MOU in order to further cement our relationship and continue to support the development of equestrian sport.
With a mutual commitment to enrich the relationship between our two organisations, we look forward to a greater sharing of information and best practice across our sport. Both organisations have a reputation for the delivery of high standards, through the exchanging of expertise. From our experience in these fields we can not only learn from each other, but further develop our strong and sustainable collaboration.”
Christian Baillet, President of the Jumping Owners Club said:
“As the president of the International Jumping Owners Club, I am glad to see that owners are being recognised by the Sport’s Governing Body, allowing the JOC to become the official voice of horses owners in the world.
This memorandum of understanding will enable us to take a more active part in the development of the sport we are all so passionate about, while always putting our horses’ welfare in absolute priority.
I would like to thank FEI President, Mr Ingmar De Vos and his team for their support over the years. We look forward to a continued and successful collaboration.”
Jumping Owners Club (JOC): http://www.jumpingownersclub.com