With the qualification period for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in full swing, riders have uttered confusion about the actual definition of the Minimum Elegibility Score of two times 66% for WEG qualification.
The FEI rule reads: Athletes and Horses must have attained (as a combination) a result of at least 66% attributed by the Ground Jury and by any two different FEI 5* Dressage Judges, of a nationality other than that of the Athlete, in a Grand Prix at two different CDI3*/4*/5*/CDI-W or CDIO events during the qualification period.
Some riders have interpreted this as following: the end total has to be 66% and two 5* judges have to have given 66% or more in that ride in their individual score, but this is not correct.
In order to clarify the matter, Eurodressage contacted the FEI:
In each of the two GP results (obtained at two different CDI3*/4*/5*/CDI-W or CDIO events during the qualification period) the end result has to be 66% and in addition one 5* judge has to have given 66% in their individual score that led to the total 66% score in a Grand Prix.
The 5* judges must be different in the two different CDI3*/4*/5*/CDI-W or CDIO. If, in a GP, a Riders scores 66%, but the only 5* Judge on the panel scored 65%, this GP result will not count.
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2018 World Equestrian Games