The FEI has concluded; the rules for the overall classification that originally were set up for Global Champions Tour 2012 will be the ones to follow. Since the autumn of 2011 there has been a discussion on which percentage of the competitions should count for the overall classification in the tour.
The two last years all the competitions have counted, and the rider with the most points at the end of the tour was crowned as overall winner. This year a change has been made, due to the clash of the GCT and the Nations Cups – and only 50 % of the competitions were to count. The GCT has voiced that 70 % of the competitions should count for the overall classification, while the IJRC has supported the FEI on the 50 % rule.
The current rule is thus as follows: "Maximum fifty percent of the 2012 GCT Competitions held, rounded up to the next whole number will count for points to establish the 2012 GCT overall classification. Events on borrowed horses are excluded from this fifty percent maximum." Click here for the rules.
The Global Champions Tour starts in Doha the 5 - 7th of April and will continue over a total of 13 legs.
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