Modifications to Show Jumping Guidelines, Protocols and Criteria Effective January 1, 2012


Lexington, KY - The following modifications have been made in red/bold/italics to the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List Guidelines, Protocols for U.S. Riders Wishing to Compete Abroad, and Criteria to Compete in Foreign CSIOs and CSIs for Ch-P-J-Y-U25 Show Jumping and are effective January 1, 2012. 

Modifications to the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List Guidelines
Primary Number Points: In order to address the lack of differentiation in the lower Class Values, the Primary Number points have been expanded from 100 to 300. The Primary Number Points for each class are determined as follows: If the

  • 1st ranked horse/rider combination competes, 100 300 points are added;
  • 2nd ranked horse/rider combination competes, 99 299 points are added;
  • 3rd ranked horse/rider combination competes, 98 298 points are added;
  • 4th ranked horse/rider combination competes, 97 297 points are added;

And so on to:

  • 96th296th ranked horse/rider combination, who, if they compete, add 5 points.
  • All horse/rider combination ranked below 96th 296th, if they compete, add 5 points;

World Cup Qualifiers: Athlete/horse combinations finishing the first round of a North American World Cup Qualifier with a score of 4 faults or less will no longer receive a minimum Class Value of 3. 

The actual Class Value will be used for all World Cup Qualifiers outside including North America.

Riders are encouraged to review the modifications to the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List here: http://www.usef.org/documents/highPerformance/showJumping/RankingListGuidelines.pdf 

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 red/bold/italics and are effective January 1, 2012:

Minimum Criteria to Compete Abroad: The rider and horse need not be ranked on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping RankingList For a CSIO*s, CSI*s, or CSIAm.

Waivers: If a rider does not meet the criteria noted in IV. A.2, under extraordinary circumstances the Show Jumping Credentials Committee may grant waivers to the criteria (see below for CSIO5*s, CSI5*s, CSIO4*s and CSI4*s as well as Canada and Mexico).For such consideration, the rider shall comply with USEF GR828 and provide the following information at the time his application is submitted:

  • Document the extraordinary circumstances
  • Submit a detailed proven competitive record of the horse/rider combination demonstrating ability to compete at the level required for the event applied for.

More scrutiny will be exercised by the Credentials Committee for waiver requests for a CSIO5* and CSI5* when a rider is ranked outside 1st -75th on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List as published five weeks before the event in question.

More scrutiny will be exercised by the Credentials Committee for waiver requests for a CSIO4* and CSI4* when a rider is ranked outside 1st -100th on the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List as published five weeks before the event in question.

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.

Modifications to Criteria to Compete in Foreign CSIOs and CSIs for Ch-P-J-Y-U25 Show Jumping
The following Minimum Criteria to Compete Abroad has been added:
For CSIU25 or a CSIOU25, riders must have competed in a jumper class at 1.45 meters or higher completing the course with 4 faults or less within the previous 12 months of the date of the nominated entries of the competition for which they are applying. 

Riders are encouraged to review the Modifications to Criteria to Compete in Foreign CSIOs and CSIs for Ch-P-J-Y-U25 ShowJumping here: http://www.usef.org/documents/highPerformance/showJumping/CHPJY_U25CriteriaToCompeteAbroad.pdf




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