The FEI Bureau has approved a revised points system for the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 series. The new system, which takes on board recommendations from event organisers involved in the series, has now been brought in line with other rankings and standings in Eventing.
Information on the revised points system can be found here.
HSBC has supported the HSBC FEI Classics™ series since 2008 and will be contributing US$ 1 million in prize money over the next three years, which represents the biggest pot on offer in Eventing on an annual basis.
The HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 series, which offers a prize of US$150,000 to the series champion, once again takes in the five four-star events – the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR), Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA), Luhmühlen CCI 4* presented by E.ON (GER), The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR) and Les Etoiles de Pau CCI 4* (FRA).
At the end of the season, the five riders with the highest number of points collected among the HSBC FEI Classics™ events will be awarded prize money as follows:
1st - US$ 150,000 (Series Champion)
2nd - US$ 75,000
3rd - US$ 50,000
4th - US$ 33,000
5th - US$ 25,000
HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 Calendar:
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR) - 22-25 April
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (USA) - 28 April-1 May
Luhmühlen CCI 4* presented by E.ON (GER) - 16-19 June
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR) - 1-4 September
Les Etoiles de Pau CCI 4* (FRA) - 12-16 October