The International Eventing Officials Club (IEOC) was formed in 1998 by Dr Bernd Springorum (GER) and Frederik Obel (DEN), supported by Jean Mitchell MBE (IRL), to give a voice to Eventing Officials, providing a vital link between them and the FEI.
The organisation has over 800 members around the world.
All FEI listed Eventing Officials (Judges, Course Designers, Technical Delegates, Stewards, Veterinarians) are entitled to be Members of the IEOC.
Membership is extended to retired FEI Eventing Officials and representatives of the Organising Committees of all FEI Events.
There is no membership fee. Members are asked to pay a voluntary subscription fee which will be used for the running costs of the Club.
Organisers and riders are welcome to attend all IEOC meetings.
Since the formation of the IEOC, the number of competitions at all levels has grown rapidly. As eventing continues to expand, the role of the International Eventing Officials Club and its members is key to the FEI, National Federations and Eventing Organisers.
"The IEOC, which is free for our members, is firmly focused on developing eventing at every level internationally”, IEOC Chairman, Andy Griffiths (GBR).
Our Statutes were approved at the 21st Annual General Meeting on 2nd September 2022 at Burghley Horse Trials.
Memorandum of Understanding with the FEI
The FEI and IEOC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in February 2014. This was renewed in 2018.
The MOU gives the IEOC a voice within the FEI on all matters relating to Eventing officials, and thus helps the sport develop from the input of officials on the ground.
Under the MOU, the IEOC Board has the opportunity to put forward to the Eventing Committee meeting any questions or topics felt important for discussion and decision. The IEOC will in turn circulate to all its members the relevant actions agreed by the Committee.
The Board oversee and manage the Club’s activities and transactions on behalf of the Members
Andy Griffiths (GBR)
David Lee (IRL)
Michelle Debenham (AUS)
Wayne Copping (AUS)
Sue Stewart (GBR)
Sue O'Brien (NZL)
Revised September 2022