HSBC FEI Classics™
The HSBC FEI Classics™ is a series uniting the top end of the international Eventing circuit, namely the five four-star Eventing competitions currently on the calendar.
HSBC has supported the FEI Classics™ series since 2008 and will be contributing US$ 1 million over the next three years, making this the biggest prize pot on offer in the sport of Eventing on an annual basis.
|STANDINGS & TOP FIVE RIDERS OF SEASON 2013|
|Standings after four events can be consulted here (pdf) 06.05.2013|
|CALENDAR OF SEASON 2013|
|1. 24 - 28 October 2012||Les Etoiles de Pau (FRA)|
|2. 22 - 25 November 2012||Australian International 3 Day Event, Adelaide (AUS)|
|3. 25 - 28 April 2013||Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event (USA)|
|4. 03 - 06 May 2013||Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (GBR)|
|5. 13 - 16 June 2013||Luhmuhlen CCI**** presented by DHL paket (GER)|
|6. 05 - 08 September 2013||Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR)|
The HSBC FEI Classics™ 2013 will once again run on a points-based system, whereby the top ten placed riders at each event receive points. At the end of the season, the five riders at the top of the leaderboard claim the lion's share of the prize money:
1st US$ 150,000 (Series Champion)
2nd US$ 75,000
3rd US$ 50,000
4th US$ 33,000
5th US$ 25,000
|Points will be awarded to the top 25 % of starters at each event (as per prize-money principles and regular Eventing ranking rules) as follows :|
|1.||15 points||6.||5 points|
|2.||12 points||7.||4 points|
|3.||10 points||8.||3 points|
|4.||8 points||9.||2 points|
|5.||6 points||10.||1 point|
- Riders will earn points with their best single performance at each event (rider must have achieved a Minimum Eligibility Result at the event).
- In case of equality of points, points accumulated over fewer events will determine a better placing than points gained over more events.
- If there is still equality of placing from points awarded at a single event, the best placed rider is the competitor whose placing is achieved in the event with the most starters.
- If there is still equality of placing in the case of riders awarded points in several events, the rider whose points have been accumulated from the events with the highest collective number of starters will be the best placed rider.
* If there is still a tie, the best placed rider is the competitor with the lowest total of penalty points at the specific event (=differentiating score); if a rider is awarded points in several events, the best score will count as differential.
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Online Photo Catalogue
Photographs of the winning riders in high and low resolution can be downloaded from the online FEI Photo Catalogue. There is no reproduction fee, but please credit photographer (full name) & FEI (credit will appear under each photo). Usage is strictly for editorial purposes. Click here