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Get prepared for the final!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Will Marcus Ehning be able to win the final for a fourth time? Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.With just a few days to go to the big Rolex FEI World Cup final it is time to look into the rules. The riders that have qualified for the final don't bring their points from the qualifications in the different leagues - everyone starts the final on scratch. The riders can choose to ride one or two horses in the final, but only one horse in each class.

The first round in the final is on Thursday, and it is a speed class where faults are changed into extra seconds. The winner in this class gets one more point than the amount of riders in the class. The second placed rider get two points less than the winner, the third placed three points less and so on.

The second round in the final, that takes place on Friday, is a class with a jump-off. The points will be counted in the same way as for the first round. After the two first rounds of the final the points are recounted into faults, so the rider with most points gets zero penalties and the rest of the riders get penalties in an increasing scale.

The third and last round of the final takes place on Sunday, and it is a class over two rounds. Not everybody gets to ride the two last rounds; the riders with the most penalties from the first to rounds aren´t allowed to start in the two last rounds of the final. And only 50% of the riders from Sunday's first round will qualify for the second round.

If two riders ends up on the same amount of faults after all the rounds are jumped, there will be a jump-off and the rider who wins this also wins the Rolex FEI World Cup!

To read more about the final - click here!

To see the rules - click here.

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