FEI, EquiRatings Partner on Data, Risk Analysis Initiatives

The two organizations will work together on risk management initiatives for eventing and endurance.

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The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has signed a four-year agreement with Irish equestrian data science company EquiRatings, which will see the two organizations working together on risk management initiatives for eventing and endurance.

EquiRatings will work with the FEI’s extensive database which, alongside competition and veterinary data, has been collating statistics on fences, falls, injuries, and other information related to risk management in international eventing competition for the last 10 years.

As part of the FEI’s ongoing eventing risk management work, EquiRatings will initially focus on implementing its Quality Index (ERQI) at all eventing levels, starting with the four-star level. The ERQI is an index which helps assess the risk of horse falls in the cross-country phase and has proved to be an accurate indicator at national level. EquiRatings and the FEI will work on specific projects at the request of the FEI Eventing Committee and the FEI Risk Management Steering Group.

The FEI and EquiRatings will further collaborate on horse welfare and data analysis projects in endurance, formalizing exploratory work between the parties over the last 12 months. Initially this will include developing data analysis and predictive analysis tools to measure and manage risk for both human and equine athletes

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