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 Competition is currently divided into ten geographical Zones. It offers the following categories of one age group:
• Category A : 1.20-1.30 m
• Category B : 1.10-1.20 m
• Category C: 1.00-1.10 m
The FEI Jumping World Challenge offers an Individual classification per Country, per geographical Zone and per Category.
The FEI Jumping World Challenge offers a Team classification per geographical Zone.
In All Fairness:
The riders of the FEI Jumping World Challenge are competing over the same courses using the same arena size (65 x 45 m) and designed by a Course Designer appointed by the FEI.
Development of the Sport
The FEI Jumping World Challenge also serves as an educational purpose by linking the competition with the coaching. The technical aspects of the courses are in correlation with the Levels 1 and 2 of the FEI Coach Education System, which is implemented in the same NFs that participate in the FEI Jumping World Challenge.
The FEI Jumping World Challenge is held between the 1 January and the 31 December.