Taking into account the number of FEI Dressage World Cup™ legs, which were cancelled due to Covid-19 during the 2021/2022 season, the FEI Board accepted modifications to the qualification requirements to participate in the Final of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2022 and approved amendments to the Rules 2021/2022. The FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Rules have been updated. You will find the key modifications outlined below:
Art. 1.9: The three best results (instead of four) obtained in the qualifying count in the Western European League (WEL), Central European League (CEL), and the Pacific League (PAL).
Art. 3.4: An athlete may only participate with one horse in the Final. He/she may select the horse of his/her choice, with the restriction that the horse must have started and qualified for at least one (instead of two) Grand Prix Freestyle to Music competition in the current season and have obtained the minimum qualification criteria of 68% in at least one (instead of two) the Grand Prix Freestyle at a CDI-W.
Art. 9.4.1. An athlete may start in the Final with one horse only. […] Having scored at least 68% in the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music in one FEI Dressage World Cup™ Qualifying event (CDI-W) (and no longer on two different occasions).
Art. 220.127.116.11 stating “For athletes not belonging to one of the recognised Leagues, one of the above results may be obtained at a CDI3*/CDI4/CDI5*/CDIO” has been deleted.< Art. 18.104.22.168 5.2.3 If more starting places are available, these will be allocated to the athlete/horse combination(s) with the highest ranking (as a combination) on the February of the current year FEI Dressage World Ranking List, and who have participated in at least one (and no longer two) CDI-W.