Judges

  • Bo Derek

    Chair of the Jury of the FEI Awards

    Raised on the sun-drenched beaches of Southern California, Bo Derek took her first modelling job at the age of 15 with the hope of buying a new surfboard. She first entered the public consciousness with her breakout role in the hit film “10”, when her natural beauty and cornrow hairstyle started a global fashion craze. Bo Derek continues to work in film and television and supports several animal, conservation and aid organisations.

  • Ingmar De Vos

    FEI President

    Ingmar De Vos, holds degrees in political science, business administration and international and European law, and started his career as an advisor to the Belgian Senate. He joined the Belgian Equestrian Federation as managing director in 1990, and held the additional role of Secretary General from 1997 to 2011.

    During his time at the Belgian National Federation, Ingmar De Vos was chef de mission for the Belgian Equestrian Team at all FEI World Equestrian Games™ from 1990 to 2010 and at several Olympic Games. He was also Secretary General of the European Equestrian Federation from 2010, the year the organisation was formed, until 2011, when he joined the FEI. After three years as FEI Secretary General, Ingmar was elected as FEI President in December 2014.

  • Carmen Barrera

    Chair of FEI Regional Group V (South America)

    Carmen Barrera is a former Eventer and Jumper. She holds a master degree in Sport Management and has held the position of President of the Equestrian Federation in El Salvador since 2004. Carmen became involved with the FEI in 2007 as Deputy Chair for Group V and later became Group Chair for Central America & the Caribbean in 2011. She recently got elected as President of the Pan American Equestrian Confederation (PAEC) and has supported the organisation of several Regional and Continental Games in the Americas.

  • Ulf Helgstrand

    President of the Danish Equestrian Federation and Vice President of the European Equestrian Federation

    Ulf Helgstrand has served as President of the Danish Equestrian Federation since 2003. He was board member and Vice President of the Danish Warmblood Association for 10 years and currently serves as Vice President and charter member of the European Equestrian Federation. Helgstrand is a former Dressage rider and has run a stud with several approved Dressage stallions since 1991.