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Mar. 21, 2012, 08:14 PM
Does anyone know how many actual 1.60 meter (and up) jumping classes there are in North America? And what and where would they be? I'm assuming that Spruce Meadows has some. But what about in the US?

I was surprised to read that the Wellington Nation's Cup was only 1.50 meters.

I do wish The Chronicle would publish the class height in its GP show jumping coverage. For some odd reason, I have a feeling that 1.6 meter classes in the US are few and far between.

Those ubiquitious national $25k GPs--at what height do they run?

S A McKee
Mar. 21, 2012, 08:33 PM
Those ubiquitious national $25k GPs--at what height do they run?

Please check the rulebook for 25K classes.
There are several standards: Regional, National and International.
Regional is 4'3" 1.3M with at least 2 obstacles at 4'9" 1.45M
National is 4'7" 1.4M with at least 2 obstacles at 4'11' 1.5M
International is 4'9" 1.45M, 2 at 5' 1.5M and an additional fence at 5'3" 1.6M

Heights for FEI events are in the FEI rules on that website.

Thursday GP is often a 25K class run at Regional standard. The standard used is listed in the prize list.

If you look at the standings for the GP lists and click on the shows you'll see the height or standard or the FEI * rating.

Mar. 21, 2012, 09:19 PM
Calgary has two 5* Nations Cups, which are the 1.60m max ones. Wellington's is a 4*, 1.50m max. There's a chart on the FEI site that shows the Nation's Cup schedule and competition ratings.

Mar. 21, 2012, 09:33 PM
Actually Spruce Meadows only has one Nations cup class at the Masters. They do have quite a few 1.60m classes, including the CN Grand Prix which is set just about as big as anything in the world.

Mar. 22, 2012, 11:40 AM
Spruce Meadows has quite a lot, including some spec'd at upto 1.7m :eek: I've listed them for you below:

- ATB Financial Cup - 1.6m
- Spectra Energy Cup - 1.6m

Canada One:
- Great West Life Cup - 1.6m
- Royal Bank Cup - 1.6m
- Esso Challange - 1.6m

North American
- Sunlife Reach For the Sun Cup - 1.6m
- D Line Cup - 1.6m
- Queen Elizabeth II - 1.6m
- Cenovus Derby - 1.6m

- Finning Cup - 1.3m to 1.7m
- Akita Drilling Cup - 1.6m
- Cana cup - 1.3m to 1.7m
- Encana cup - 1.3m to 1.7m
- Nations Cup - 1.3 to 1.7m
- CN International - 1.3m to 1.7m

Mar. 22, 2012, 02:59 PM
Thanks, S A McKee. It's possible to dig most of the information out from those categories with the procedure you outlined, but it's rather like pulling teeth. I've had good luck with the prize lists that are online, but I can't seem to find them online for the HITS shows. One could spend a couple of weeks just digging for the 1.60 meter classes in the US.

WEF has 6 1.60 jumper classes over the 2012 12 weeks.

Mar. 22, 2012, 04:09 PM
For HITS... go to the prizelist here: http://www.hitsshows.com/pdf/FLPrizeList_12.pdf

Then, it is usually the last two classes listed under special classes week-by-week. I think most are NS.