Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company and the world’s second largest animal health business, has joined forces with the FEI – the global governining body for horse sport - to promote equine health and education.
The news on this brand new partnership was announced in Barcelona at the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final, just weeks after the FEI announced its long-term title partnership of the sport’s best-loved team series by the FEI’s Top Partner.
As part of a three-year commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim has become FEI Equine Health Partner and FEI Campus Partner.
FEI Campus, the successful e-learning gateway - www.feicampus.org - is free to access and is designed to give everyone involved with horses an immersive experience led by experts in their fields, with all courses and connection with tutors and peers just a click away from any device.
The agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim marks a major development for FEI Campus, which went live just three months ago. As part of this new partnership Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate with the FEI on content and courses relating to equine health.
“Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies with a long-standing track record in equine health, and is one of the few that is still family owned,” FEI Commercial Director Ralph Straus said.
“We share many values and will be drawing on over 100 years of expertise for the benefit of the global equestrian community who want to look after their horses in the best possible way with information that can be easily accessed through FEI Campus.”
Dr Erich Schött, Head of Strategic Business Unit Equine at Boehringer Ingelheim, said: “We are passionate about equine health and as the global number one in this sector, we recognise the critical importance of continual education and knowledge sharing. By working with the FEI we can share expertise globally through FEI Campus, and we are confident that this will be of enormous benefit to equine health worldwide.”
“The FEI has worked very closely with our teams to find the perfect fit for us in FEI Campus, and we are now looking forward to working hand-in-hand to provide vital equine health information for equestrians around the world.”
Since the start of 2017, the FEI has announced a total of three brand new partnerships, which includes SAP SE, the world’s largest enterprise application software company that is helping to push forward the FEI’s global fan engagement strategy for equestrian sport as the Official Analytics Sponsor of the FEI World Cup Dressage series.
To learn more about FEI Campus click here.
About Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
As the second largest animal health business in the world, Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to improving animal health. With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has products available in more than 150 markets and a global presence in 99 countries. For more information about Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, click here.
Innovative medicines for people and animals have for more than 130 years been what the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim stands for. Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the industry’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and to this day remains family-owned. Day by day, some 50,000 employees create value through innovation for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. In 2016, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of around 15.9 billion euros. With more than three billion euros, R&D expenditure corresponds to 19.6 per cent of net sales.
Social responsibility comes naturally to Boehringer Ingelheim. That is why the company is involved in social projects, such as the “Making More Health” initiative. Boehringer Ingelheim also actively promotes workforce diversity and benefits from its employees’ different experiences and skills. Furthermore, the focus is on environmental protection and sustainability in everything the company does.
About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.
The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving.