Association Internationale des Etudiants Cavaliers

World University Equestrian Federation

Founded in Saumur, France in 1984, AIEC quickly became an international organisation regrouping members from all 5 continents. Since its registration as a non-profit organisation in 1988, thousands of international student riders have enjoyed the unique experiences of AIECs Student Riding Nations Cup competitions all over the world.

AIEC is based on the principles of equality and recognition of each other between the member associations, with no consideration for colour, race, or political opinion. The members agree that their riders will compete without prejudice against all riders of other members in all competitions to which they are sent.

The purpose of AIEC is to:

  • Support, develop, and coordinate international university equestrian sports,
  • Develop and improve the cooperation and understanding between the national associations of university equestrian sports,
  • Foster international understanding,
  • Make university equestrian sports known and to help gain the necessary recognition on regional, national, and international levels.
  • Regulate the international university equestrian sports competitions under unique rules, in accordance with the technical rules of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).