Modifications to the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List & Protocols


Gladstone, NJ - The following modifications have been made to the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List in italics and are effective January 1, 2011.

Placing Points for Multiple Horses: Currently only a rider's designated Ranking List horse receives Placing Points. All horses will now receive Placing Points, but the rider will only receive the Placing Points from his designated Ranking List horse.   

Determining Second Classes: The Ranking List Guidelines state that, except for CSIO's, a maximum of two classes will count for the Ranking List. There are many instances when there are more than two classes that meet the criteria to count. To clarify which classes should be used, the following language in italics has been added:

If there are three or more classes which meet the criteria for classes to count, the following additional criteria will be used to determine the classes to count:

1. If one class is a Grand Prix qualifier and one class is not, then the Grand Prix qualifier will be the class to count.

2. If both classes are Grand Prix qualifiers, then the Grand Prix qualifier that occurs first during the event will be the class to count.

3. If neither classes are Grand Prix qualifiers:
   a. The class with the highest fence height will be the class to count.
   b. If they are equal in height; the Jump Off class will be the class to count.
   c. If both or neither classes are Jump Off classes; the class that occurs first during the event and meets the criteria to count will be the class to count.

Riders are encouraged to review the modifications to the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List here http://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/alljumping/sjInfo.aspx.

Modifications to Protocols for U.S. Riders Wishing to Compete Abroad
The following modifications have been made to the protocols for U.S. Show Jumping riders wishing to compete abroad in italics and are effective January 1, 2011:

Minimum Criteria to Compete Abroad:  Be ranked as follows on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List as published five weeks before the event in question (Only U.S. Riders will be taken into consideration when determining a rider's ranking on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List):

For CSIO5*s and CSI5*s, riders must be ranked 1st to 25th;
For CSIO4*s and CSI4*s, riders must be ranked 1st to 40th;
For CSIO3*s, CSI3*s, and CSI-Ws, riders must be ranked 1st to 50th 75th;
For CSIO2*s and CSI2*s, riders must be ranked 1st to 75th 100th;
For a CSIO*s or CSI*s, the rider and horse need not be ranked on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping RankingList, but must have placed 1st through 10th in an open class offering US$25,000, CAN$25,000, or 20,000 Euro or more in prize money within the 12 month period prior to the event.  

Waivers: Exception: Riders wishing to compete in Canadian and Mexican CSIs and CSIOs will not need a waiver.   

Riders are encouraged to review the modifications to the protocols for U.S. Show Jumping riders wishing to compete abroad here http://www.usef.org/documents/highPerformance/showJumping/ProtocolsForCompetingAbroad.pdf.




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