Riders will compete in a speed round, where the fastest rider with the fewest number of penalty points wins.
Day 2 on September 20 will be Round 2 of team and individual Jumping. This time, the fences will be even higher, and a water element will be added to the course, increasing its difficulty.
The top 60 riders on Day 2 will advance within individual competition, whilst the top 10 teams will continue to Day 3. The worst of four scores will be dropped for each team, putting pressure on any teams with only three riders.
September 21, Day 3 of Jumping, features the team Finals and medal ceremony. The previous days’ penalty points will be added to Day 3, and the team with the fewest total penalties will take home the gold. If there is a tie at the end of competition a jump off will decide the winner.
After a rest day, the final day of Jumping resumes on September 23 for the individual Finals and medal presentation.
Day 4 of Jumping is divided in two. Round A features the top 25 riders after the first two days of competition. In Round B, the top 12 jumpers from Round A compete for medals. A tie here will also result in a jump off.
Who is most likely to snag a coveted podium spot at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 Jumping? With dozens of nations competing, lots of teams and individual riders have a shot at glory.
Reigning WEG champions the Netherlands and Olympic winners France must be considered likely to again make a major podium, with the USA and Germany also in with a great chance. Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, and Switzerland also head to Tryon full of confidence.
An upset victory can’t be ruled out, though, and look to Spain, Italy, Qatar, and Brazil to give chase to the expected leaders, in addition to team Mexico, who had a surprise upset recently in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ in Dublin to take home the Aga Khan Trophy.