FEI Driving World Challenge

The aim of the FEI World Challenge series is to offer athletes who, under normal circumstances, cannot take part in international competitions due to various factors (travel cost and distances for example), the opportunity to compete internationally without having to leave their own country. These "hybrid" competitions are meant as a bridge between the National and first International  level of competition and are meant to help NFs develop the various disciplines in their country. FEI World Challenges exist in Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Vaulting, Driving and Para Dressage.

The FEI Driving World Challenge is open to Single Horse and Single Pony Turnouts and is based on ONE DAY Event format and is available in the following three Categories:

  • Category A : 1x Dressage Test + 1x Cones Course + 1x Short Marthon (total 3 Competitions)
  • Category B : 1x Combined Dressage/Cones test + 1x Combined Marathon (total 2 Competitons)
  • Category C:  1x Combined Dressage/Cones test (total 1 Competiton)

Age of Athletes is of 12 years old and above for all Categories.

The FEI Driving World Challenge offers an Individual classification per Category (National and World rankings).
In All Fairness:
The athletes of the FEI Driving World Challenge are competing over the same tests and courses in each respective Category using the same arena size (80 x 40 m) and over the same specific technical requirements (number of obstacles, time, penalties, etc.).
Development of the Sport
The FEI Driving World Challenge also serves as an educational purpose for all actors involved in the development of the discipline (Officials, Coaches, Organisers) providing experience through competition opportunity. The format of the competitions has been developed to offer athletes a progression from an Introduction level to the discipline of Driving (Category C) with a focus on enjoyement and safety to the level just below CAI1* (Category A).
The FEI Driving World Challenge is held between the 1 January and the 31 December.