Dec. 5, 2021
By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
Canada’s choice course of for the 2022 world championships begins Jan. 1 for a group of three or 4 rider and horse combos to qualify by June 19 for the occasion in Herning, Denmark in August.
The standards requires candidates for the group to finish a minimal of 4 Grand Prix (one is usually a brief Grand Prix utilized in World Cup qualifiers) and three Grand Prix Specials in CDIs ranked 3* to five*, World Cup and Nations Cup competitions. One Grand Prix and one Particular should be attained after April 1, in response to the procedures which were distributed to riders and others. Candidates for the group must declare by Jan. 31.
Grand Prix outcomes will rely for 60% of the ultimate qualifying, and the Specials make up 40%. One Grand Prix and one Particular end result could be discarded.
“For Canada to ensure the choice of a full group for the 2022 World Championships the ultimate rating common for the group should be 70% or increased,” Equestrian Canada standards states, with the purpose of ending within the high eight nations.
Every nation can subject groups as much as 4 combos, one a drop rating, not like the Olympics that this yr was restricted to a few pairs with no drop rating.
The FEI–the Worldwide Equestrian Federation that makes the principles for the championships–set a minimal eligibility results of 66% for combos to qualify for the championships Aug. 6-14.
The very best ranked mixture robotically earns a begin in Herning, whereas the ultimate two or three pairs and as much as two reserves will likely be chosen after a overview of performances by Canada’s dressage excessive efficiency advisory group.
The group, the federation stated, will likely be chosen no later than June 30. Chosen group combos and alternates will likely be required to attend a championship quarantine staging camp anticipated to be held between July 15 and Aug. 5.
Riders in search of choice may embody Lindsay Kellock, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Naïma Moreira Laliberté and Chris von Martels who went to Tokyo on Canada’s squad for the Olympics and are Canada’s high ranked on the world standings, in addition to a number of others.
Most alternatives to earn qualifying scores are in america starting Jan. 12 with the primary of seven weeks of CDIs on the International Dressage Competition in Wellington, Florida and one in Thermal, California by the tip of March. Three occasions in California, one in Tryon, North Carolina and three in Ontario wrap up the second interval from April 1 to June 19. Different occasions at qualifying ranges could also be added to the calendar.
Within the two most up-to-date world championships, Canada positioned ninth out of 24 nations in Normandy in 2014 and 11th out of 15 groups in Tryon in 2018.