All about the rankings

How are they calculated?

  • WBFSH Rankings

    The rankings are managed by the WBFSH General Manager, Nadine Brandtner, and are calculated using validated FEI results in cooperation with the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). Only horses registered at birth into a WFBSH member studbook are eligible to appear in the rankings.

    The point allocations for the WBFSH breeders' ranking in jumping, dressage and eventing work the same as for the well-known FEI RIDER RANKINGS. But unlike the FEI Rider Ranking, which is dynamic, the WBFSH rankings run on a 12-month fixed cycle, with points restarting at zero when the new ranking cycle begins on the 1st October every year. For the stallion rankings the points of each progeny in the final WBFSH Breeder Ranking are added to give the sire his total number of points and rank.

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  • Nadine Brandtner

    Nadine Brandtner WBFSH General Manager

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    • Jumping
    • Dressage
    • Eventing
      • Jumping

        Competitions are divided into groups, mostly based on their prize money and type of competition. Each group has its own scale of points. The higher and more difficult the competition, the more points a horse can accumulate. The group allocation of a competition is known in the competition schedule and can be found in the FEI database in the results of a horse under “point group”. Only the first 16 placed horses of a class during a competition can earn points.

        For special competitions, such as the Olympic Games, bonus points can be earned.

        In jumping, all points accumulated by a horse from October 1st to September 30th are added to attain the final points for the horse.

        The studbook rankings are calculated by adding the points of the best 6 horses of a studbook. This is the same as for dressage and eventing.

        More information on the point allocation for the FEI RIDER RANKING JUMPING can be found by visiting the FEI website. Go to the link for Longines Ranking Rules of the current year and refer to pages 3-5.

        The point allocation from these FEI rules is also used for the calculation of the WBFSH studbook rankings.

        FEI Jumping Rider Rules

      • Dressage

        The Dressage Rankings are based on percentages scored in international competitions under FEI rules. Grand Prix level results from international CDI3/4/5*/CDI-W events are included in the calculation of the Horse/Breeder rankings.

        Bonus points are awarded for special competitions such as the Olympic Games and World Cup.

        The scores obtained in a maximum of 8 tests per year will count.

        The studbook rankings are calculated by adding the points of the best 6 horses of a studbook. This is the same as for jumping and eventing.

        More information on the point allocation for the FEI RIDER RANKING can be found on the FEI website. Go to the FEI Dressage World Ranking List Rules.

        The point allocation from these FEI rules is also used for the calculation of the WBFSH studbook rankings.

        FEI Dressage Rider Rules

      • Eventing

        Points are awarded in relation to the star rating of the individual event and a set of points allocations has been devised that rewards the horse according to the status of the qualifying event and its finishing position. A horse must complete and achieve the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) in the event in order to receive points. A horse's best six scores over the season count towards its position in the ranking.

        The studbook rankings are calculated by adding the points of the best 6 horses of a studbook. This is the same as for dressage and jumping.

        More information on the point allocation for the FEI RIDER RANKING can be found on the FEI website. Go to the link for Eventing Ranking Rules of the current year.

        The point allocation from these FEI rules is also used for the calculation of the WBFSH studbook rankings.

        FEI Eventing Rider Rules