FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Rules, Results & Standings 2023

Rules, Results & Standings

The overall Eventing Nations Cup™ Classification rules will be adapted for 2023 as follows (FEI Board November 2022).

The final classification will be calculated as follows:

  • If 10 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 9 results.
  • If 9 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 8 results.
  • If 8 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 7 results.
  • If 7 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 6 results.
  • If 6 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 5 results.
  • If 5 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 4 results.
  • If 4 events are held, a nation can count a maximum of 3 results.

If less than three (3) Events take place: the team results for the CCIOs organised will be included to count for the following year’s FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2024 classification.

FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series™ - 2023 classification to be provided after the first Event. 

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Point System

The final classification of the Series will be made by accumulation of the points obtained in each FEI Nations Cup Eventing Competition according to the points scale below.

Placing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 100 90 80 70 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 20 20

In case of a tie in the final classification, the tie will be decided in favor of the nation that has participated in a greater number of Events.
If the tie remains, for competitions that count according to the paragraph above, the individual final scores (total penalty points) of the best three (3) team members will be added.
1000 penalty points would be awarded to any Athlete not having completed the Competition.
The tie will be decided in favor of the Team with the lower of such totals.

Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification - Eventing

The highest placed team according to the final team classification of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series 2023, excluding teams/NOCs already qualified, will be allocated a place for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Participation / Entries / Draws of Nations Starting Order

Minimum participation: A minimum of three (3) teams must be presented at the Horse Inspection and compete in the XC at each Event of the Series in order to validate the Event as a FEI Eventing Nations CupTM

Team: The Teams will be composed of three (3) or four (4) Athletes from the same Nation. The three (3) best results of each Team will be taken into account for the Team classification.

Individuals: There is no limit to the number of FEI Nations Cup Eventing Events that Athletes / Horses can compete in.

FEI Rules for Eventing relating to Team competitions (CIO) will apply, they can be consulted here.

Individual Ranking Points: Athletes will be allocated Individual points for the FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings for each Event (CCIO4*) of the Series as per the current Ranking Rules.

Prize-Money / Expenses / Entry Fees

The FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Organising Committees will not be required to offer a minimum prizemoney amount to teams for the 2023 Eventing Nations Cup™ season.

OCs are welcome to offer accommodation and meal vouchers. There are no minimum requirements.

Normal entry fees will apply. It is recommended that no additional entry fee be charged for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Competition. If charged, the prize money must reflect the additional Team entry fee.

Prize Giving Ceremony

Prize giving ceremony protocol: Short Format competitions (dismounted) Long Format competitions (mounted)