According to the Hoefslag online the FEI has carried out their threat to suspend all officials who work for the Global Champions League from FEI events. In December 2015, a letter went to all officials, in which they were warned that they would get a six months ban if they took action in events that were not approved by the FEI. Stewards, course designers, officials – they all were supposed to be banned from national and international events. The ban doesn’t hold for people who only work during the Global Champions Tour, but not at the Global Champions League.
At first the FEI also wanted to ban the riders for other FEI events if they attended the GCL, but a Belgian court didn’t allow this.