Australia Sets 2018 World Equestrian Games Selection Policy

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SYDNEY, July 3, 2017–Equestrian Australia announced Monday the selection policy of a team of four horses and riders for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in 2018 will require competing in at least three of nine events next year–three in Australia, five in Europe and one in the United States.

To be able to compete in the selection events for the Sept. 10-23 WEG, combinations must participate in so-called “threshhold” events of at least three CDI3* or higher ranked events in either Australia, Europe or North America from July 1 this year to April 30, 2018 and achieve two scores of at least 69 per cent in Grand Prix. One score must be attained in 2018. Riders, it said, are expected to compete in the Grand Prix Special and/or the Grand Prix Freestyle classes at the shows they attend.

The Dressage Selection Panel of Maryjane Crabtree as chair, Jan Smith and Connie Bookless will consider results of the three highest scores from Grand Prix at a minimum of three 2018 shows designated as selection events:

Tryon, North Carolina CDI3* April 20–23
Sydney, Australia CDI3* May 3-5
Compiegne, France CDI3*, CDIO5* May 17-20
Rosendaal, Netherlands CDI4* May 30-June 3
Wiesbaden, Germany CDI5* June 1-3
Werribee, Australia CDI-W June 8-10
Boneo, Australia (TBC) June 14-16
Fritzens, Austria CDI4* June 29-July 1
Cappeln, Germany CDI3* July 13–16

More shows may be added, the federation said.

Any combination that”contravenes the FEI Veterinary Regulations, EA Rules and Policies, including the EA or FEI Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations” will not be considered for selection, it said.

The full selection policy: 2018_WEG_Dressage_Selection_Policy_03072017.