Sep 27, 2023 - 06:00
With over 100 years of history, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) has lived through the most significant moments in equestrian sports. With different disciplines that go from jumping to dressage or driving, FEI now wants to reflect on the best moments of the people that form part of it.
The icons on equestrian sports that have participated for many years in FEI competitions are now the protagonists of this show. Each episode focuses on a different rider to find out their lifestyle and the preparation they go through to become the best in their field.
What makes someone become the best in their area? Find it out on FEI Icons.
One of the most successful dressage riders in history, Isabell Werth has already won 10 Olympic medals. She has won five team gold medals with the German team as well as the individual title in 1996. With a computer game in her name, she is a legend in the equestrian industry. Let's look back on her career that spans 30 years.
In episode 2 we are focussing on one of the most revered names in the world of showjumping today, two-time Olympic silver medalist, Peder Fredricson. Born in Södertälje, Sweden, he has won two olympic silver medals: on in team jumping at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a second one in individual jumping at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In this episode we focus on one of the most iconic names in the equestrian world, German eventer Ingrid Klimke. With her horse Abraxxas, she won two gold medals in team eventing at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Despite never thinking she would have a career with horses, now she is an extremely successful rider.
Next Broadcast: Sep 26, 21:00 30 min.
Charlotte Dujardin is a british dressage rider, equestrian and writer. She is probably the most successful British dressage rider in history, holder of three Dressage world records and winning major titles in international competitions with only 35 years. She is the Olympic dressage champion at London 2012 and Rio 2016. In this episode, we find out what drives her towards success.
Next Broadcast: Sep 26, 21:30 30 min.
In this episode we focus on one of the most iconic name in the sport of carriage driving, the Australian Boyd Exell. Fascinated by horses from a very young age, he moved to the United Kingdom to develop this early talent, and soon he became the first Athlete in history of the sport to compete in three different World Championships: horse singles, horse pairs and four in hand.
FEI Icons is a series looking back at the careers of some of the most successful and influential equestrian athletes of the 21st century. In this episode, we are focussing on the Swiss sensation, Martin Fuchs, who at only 27 years old had already propelled himself to the top of the Show jumping world. Discover his story.
The FEI disciplines - Jumping, Dressage, Para-Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining have been coming together since 1990. In this special edition of FEI Icons, we go back to September 2018 when the USA hosted the 8th FEI World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre, in North Carolina.
We can only be as good as the horse we are riding. The rider and the horse need to feel a connection, a sort of partnership for both to be near a perfect level. Then, incredible things happen. In this special episode we relive the biggest moments of some of the greatest horses in the history of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing.
Team jumping competitions started in 1909, and in 1929 FEI created the Nations Cup. Since, the sport has evolved to become a dynamic competition. In this episode, we will look back at some of most iconic wins in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup. Watch how it has evolved from its military background to the electrifying sport we watch today.