And another question - I saw when I googled Thomas Edison that he has won some big GPs in the U.S., but does that make him a "top international jumper"? Don't get angry, I am just asking as I am not sure what your requirements are for that category. To me, a top international jumper is one that shows up near the top of the international rankings. The latest WBSFH rankings show Thomas Edison listed in 769th place for show jumpers.
In an non-Olympic year, how feasible is it for even our Olympians to earn enough points to achieve a ranking near the top without spending most of the year in Europe? How many of our top professionals who have US based clients can afford to do that?
I am very interested to hear your thoughts.