Plans for the New Olympic Eventing Format to be Finalised

Today the FEI Eventing Committee will finally decide on the new Olympic eventing format. Last week, top rider and representants of the 23 leading eventing nations have met in London in order to agree upon the future of the Olympic Games eventing competitions. According to Horse&Hound, the British were the only nation to put forward detailed responses to the new format proposed by the FEI. At short notice, a further six nations have also provided formal feedback, which will be taken into account by the Eventing Kommittee. These six nations were New Zealand, Australia, Germany, the US and France. Until the end there were two points of major disagreement, namely the question if a team in the future will consist of four riders or of three riders without a discard score and the if the showjumping round which determines the individual rating should be held before the team round instead of after it, as is the case right now.
Now it will not be long until it is clear which changes to eventing competitions at the Olympic Games will be made in the future.