The General Assembly of the European Horse Network (EHN) was held on 8 December 2020 by videoconference. By introductory remarks, the MEP Hilde Vautmans, President of the horse group in the European Parliament, recalled the latest events of the EHN and the consequences of the covid on the equine sector. On the occasion of this General Assembly, a webinar dedicated to the Animal Health Regulation and Brexit was presented by Göran Akertröm, member of the IHSC Taskforce for Brexit and EU Animal Health Law and FEI veterinarian. After an update on the projects that could be financed by the European Union and news on European issues (veterinary regulations, animal welfare platform...), the General Assembly was officially held with the activity and financial reports 2020, the new organisation of the association's secretariat and the election of the bureau, priorities 2021.
FITE has been a member of the EHN Bureau since 2018 and has asked for a new mandate. At this General Assembly, 12 members elected, including FITE represented by its president Frédéric Bouix, this time for a 3-year mandate (since the adoption of the new statutes). This status enables FITE to benefit from a strengthened positioning and to be recognised as an international equestrian organisation at European level. With its 13 NETOs from EU member countries out of 24, FITE has a mission to represent their interests and to represent stakeholders in equestrian tourism and leisure riding on the European stage.