World Cup Points Are Earned
Gladstone, NJAugust 12, 2003There are two Show Jumping
World Cup leagues in the United States - East Coast League and
West Coast League. The record of the points earned by riders (not
horse-and-rider combinations) at CSI-W competitions in these leagues
is maintained by the United States Equestrian Team (USET).
In general, riders qualify for the Final in the league in which
they live. Points may only be earned during the time period of
a riders home league.
Foreign riders competing in one of the U.S leagues may qualify
for the Final from one of the U.S. Leagues, as long as they reside
in the United States and gain at least as many points as the lowest-placed
competitor qualified for the Final in the league in which they
live. This rule applies to Canadian riders living, and competing
in World Cup qualifying classes, in the U.S. as well as to riders
from other countries.
U.S. and foreign riders wishing to qualify for the Final in a
league other than the one in which they live must notify the U.S.
Equestrian Team in writing about the change before they compete
in their first World Cup qualifier of that season. If the USET
does not receive this notification before a riders first
class, any points the rider earns will be credited to them in
the league in which he or she lives.
East Coast riders are eligible to earn full points in West Coast
qualifiers up to and including the sixth-placed World Cup placing,
but no points will be awarded to East Coast riders after the sixth-placed
World Cup competitor. These cross-over points will
be counted for a maximum of three competitions. West Coast riders
are eligible to earn full points in East Coast qualifiers no matter
where they place, as long as the class takes place during the
same period as the West Coast League.
Riders who plan to earn points in their home leagues do not need
to notify the USET.
For more information, call Sally Ike, USET Director of Show Jumping
Activities, at (908) 234-1251
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization
that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest
possible standard to represent our country in major international
competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships.
To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development
of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides
the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest
potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908)
234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org