The Ultimate Guide to the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Finals – Leipzig CSI 5*-W

Leipzig, Germany – April 07, 2022 – Lucky Jumping fans get three days of competition at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Finals. Today’s Table C 1.60-metre competition on April 7th will see 36 qualified athletes from 19 countries vying to advance to the last big day of competition.

The Jumping course on Day 1 will test both speed and handiness to give everyone a chance at moving forward. Day 2 on Friday, April 8th, will feature a Table A course with a maximum obstacle height of 1.55 metres and a jump off if a tiebreaker is needed.

Athletes will be trying to go clear here, without any four-point penalties for knocking down a rail, as scores will be converted to points and carried over to determine the order of the start list on the last day. Riders can be eliminated for a double refusal by the horse at any jump or for parting company with their horse, which means that’s the end of the road for them.

It will all come down to what is sure to be a thrilling finale on Day 3, Sunday, April 10. Two rounds of Jumping will be held, with the possibility of a jump off to see who is the champion.

Will 2019’s title holder Steve Guerdat of Switzerland hang onto his number-one position, or will another Jumping athlete hear their national anthem at the prize giving? There are many challengers who have a real shot at the championship title, but two are looking for a world record.

Both Guerdat and Marcus Ehning of Germany have each won the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Finals three times and would love to be the first to claim a fourth victory. Catch all the action and see history in the making this week on FEI TV!

Source: FEI – Fédération Equestre International

Photo: © FEI / Liz Gregg