Approves Modifications to Show Jumping Computer List
Made In Determining Value of European Classes
NJJanuary 10, 2003As requested by U.S. show jumping
riders, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) has approved
modifications to its weekly Show Jumping Computer List that will
include a new method for determining the value of Grand Prix classes
held in Europe.
Previously, all European classes had a pre-assigned value based
on the FEI computer list; class value was not affected by the
caliber of competitors in the class. With the modifications, the
value of all classes, regardless of location, will be based on
the current ranking of horse-and-rider combinations competing
in the class, with only the top 50 finishers in the class to count.
USET conducted tests of the new system throughout 2002. The test
lists were reviewed by the USET Active Riders, Owners and Show
Jumping Committees, and a recommendation was made to the USET
Executive Committee to implement the new system.
USET Show Jumping Computer Ranking List is used to select teams
and or/individuals to represent the U.S. at CSIO and CSI competitions
where more riders indicate a desire to compete than the organizer
can accommodate and for which there are no separate selection
procedures, as is the case with World Championships, Olympic and
Pan Am Games and select other events.
complete show jumping selection procedure is posted on the USET
website at www.uset.org. For
more information, please contact Sally Ike, USET Director of Show
Jumping Activities, at (908) 234-1251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization
that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest
possible standard to represent our country in major international
competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships.
To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development
of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides
the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest
potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908)
234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org