Jumping at WEG – All you need to know
The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) are now underway and in less than a week the Jumping competition will begin.
Australian Jumping will be following each day of the competition as our Australian Jumping Team take on the world, in what promises to be a thrilling 4 days of competition. Below we have outlined what you need to know about the competition and the best ways to keep up with the latest news and results.
AUSTRALIAN JUMPING TEAM
Scott Keach and Fedor
Jamie Kermond and Yandoo Oaks Constellation
Billy Raymont and Oaks Redwood
Rowan Willis and Blue Movie
Both team and individual rankings are on the line. Riders will compete in a speed round, where the fastest rider with the fewest number of penalty points wins.
Wednesday Sept 19 at 11:00pm – Team & Individual First Competition – Speed (Session 1)
Thursday Sept 20 at 3:30am – Team & Individual First Competition – Speed (Session 2)
Round 2 of team and individual Jumping. This time, the fences will be even higher, and a water element will be added to the course, increasing its difficulty. The top 60 riders on Day 2 will advance within individual competition, whilst the top 10 teams will continue to Day 3. The worst of four scores will be dropped for each team, putting pressure on any teams with only three riders.
Thursday Sept 20 at 11:00pm – Team & Individual Second Competition – Round 1 (Session 1)
Friday Sept 21 at 3.30am – Team & Individual Second Competition – Round 1 (Session 2)
Day 3 features the team finals and medal ceremony. The previous days’ penalty points will be added to Day 3, and the team with the fewest total penalties will take home the gold. If there is a tie at the end of competition a jump off will decide the winner.
Saturday Sept 22 at 3.30am – Team & Individual Second Competition – Round 2
At Conclusion – Team Medal Ceremony
After a rest day, the final day of Jumping resumes on September 23 for the individual finals and medal presentation. Day 4 of Jumping is divided in two. Round A features the top 25 riders after the first two days of competition. In Round B, the top 12 jumpers from Round A compete for medals. A tie here will also result in a jump off.
Sunday 23 Sept at 11:45pm – Individual Third Competition (Round A)
Monday 24 Sept at 2:35am – Individual Third Competition (Round B)
Monday 24 Sept at 3:30am – Individual Medal Ceremony
FOLLOWING THE ACTION
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NBC Sports will be airing nearly 65 hours of 2018 FEI World Equestrian Game coverage, including a record 57 live hours, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12.
You can also watch on FEI TV