In 2019, the Event Rider Masters links 6 (CCI 4* - S) competitions in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain & Ireland.
Year 4 of the series sees International expansion into Ireland.
The competition format is in accordance with the FEI Eventing Rules and will run at CCI 4*-S
The competition will take place over 2 days and normally run as follows:
Show Jumping may take place on Day 1 if the time table warrants this.
Selection of participants & Entry Process
Point system /results
The goal is to provide an ever-changing leader board to drive continued interest.
The results of the best 90% of the competitions of the series will count – for 2019 this will be 5 out of 6 legs.
For series points and in the case of event abandonment we will follow use the table below to for counting legs:
2019 ERM Series Points Number of Counting Legs
Number of ERM Legs conducted in full in 2019* | Number of ERM legs. | % of Total legs
6 5 90%
5 4 80%
4 4 100%
3 3 100%
2 1 100%
1 1 100%
*In the case of full or part abandonment of 1 or more leg, for any reason and at any stage of the ERM Leg.
For purposes of addressing any ties in winners or places in the final series rankings, the fundamental elements of the FEI Nation’s Cup rules will be applied, EXCEPT for the requirement that a tie be decided on the basis of participation in the greatest number of events, and instead using the concept that each rider should have 4 scores to count. Therefore, the tie-break rules will be:
In case of a tie for the series or a place in the series, each rider's placings in all his/her ERM legs (up to 4, and if more than 4, the best 4) will be added together. The tie will be decided in favour of the rider with the lower of such totals. This means, for example, that a rider who has placed 1st in 4 events will have a score of 4, whereas a rider who has placed 2nd in 4 events will have a score of 8, and the tie will be decided in favour of the rider with the score of 4. The concept is that each rider should have 4 scores to count, so in the event that they have only completed 3 legs they will receive points equivalent to a 30th place for the 4th effort.
As an example: If Rider x had competed in and won 3 legs they would have 90 ERM points. Rider y could have also 90 points from 3 x 3rd places plus a 15th place. Under the tie break rules Rider x would have 33 points (3 x 1 = 3 + 30 for the assumed 30th place), whereas Rider y would have 24 points (3 x 3 = 9 + 15) and therefore wins
In the event that there is still a tie, the standard FEI rules will apply, as set forth in its Eventing Rules, Chapter 7, Art 528.1.6 (see below). These rules will be applied by adding together all the scores from all the rider’s legs (up to four, as above) before the comparisons are made.
528.1.6 Final Classification Tie (Individual)
In the Event of equality between two or more Athletes, the classification is decided by
(a) The best cross-country score including penalties for faults at obstacles, time penalties
and any other penalty that the athlete may have incurred on the Cross Country Test.
(b) If there is still equality, the classification is decided in favour of the Athlete whose
cross-country time was closest to the optimum time.
(c) If there is still equality, the Athlete with the best Jumping score including penalties at
obstacles and time penalties.
(d) If there is still equality, the Athlete with the fastest time in the Jumping Test.
(e) If there is still equality, the classification will be decided in favour of the Athlete with
the best total of collective marks in the Dressage Test.
(f) If there is still equality the tie will remain in the final classification and any prize money
will be divided equally.
Provide a prize money fund of 50,000 GBP (57,000 EUR) at each of the six events in 2019.
1st - 16,000 GBP / 18,000 EUR
2nd - 12,000 GBP /13,500 EUR
3rd - 8,000 GBP / 9,500 EUR
4th - 6,000 GBP / 6,500 EUR
5th - 3,000 GBP / 3,500 EUR
6th - 2,000 GBP / 2,300 EUR
7th - 1,000 GBP / 1,450 EUR
8th - 900 GBP / 1000 EUR
9th - 600 GBP / 700 EUR
10th - 500 GBP / 550 EUR
A prize to the overall winner of the series will awarded at the 2019 Lignieres Finale. The aim is a 30,000 GBP first prize, a 15,000 GBP second prize and 5,000 GBP for third.
The ambition of the Series
The series is to be packaged specifically for television, with sophisticated commentary, innovative camera techniques and informed by statistical analysis of the kind used by other televised sports—intended to welcome and entertain new audiences as well as those already engaged with the sport.