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The new edition of the rules of the Nations Cup events was highly anticipated, because it changed the whole system radically. We have studied the new rules regarding Division 2 in detail and will do our best to give a gist in a few basic theses:
The Second Division includes all European CSIO3*/4* Events and all European CSIO5* Events selected by the FEI and not chosen for Division 1 providing they meet the following minimum criteria and any additional requirements as established by the FEI.
Those teams that did not make it (or declined to participate) for Division 1 in the region of Europe are included in Division 2.
Title of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ competition
It is obligatory for Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Competitions to be called: Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™.
Teams of the Division can participate in all events, but get points just for 4 or 5 competitions (depending on the total number of the events) for which they made an application in advance. The team doesn’t gain any points during the rest of the events in the frames of the Division.
Criteria for Division 2 Events
The FEI has the right to nominate one or more wild card teams for each three, four and five-starCSIO event in all Regional qualifiers outside European Division 1 in order to ensure that all teams have equal opportunity to qualify for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final.
Requests for wild cards must be made at least nine weeks before the Event in question is due to commence. Wild cards are allocated by the FEI eight weeks before each Event is due to take place. Requests for wild cards are co-coordinated by the FEI Director of Jumping.
New rules can be downloaded here.