In the past the formula for the World Cup jumping at Vlaanderens Kerstjumping-Memorial Eric Wauters involved many qualifications and a lot of counting. This year all these qualifications are symplified and much more transparent and clear for the riders as well as the audience !This year the CSI-W A & B group has been replaced by the CSI5*-W and the CSI3*, two separate groups with their own classes. The 6 best riders of the CSI3* of Class III & V qualify for the CSI5*-W Grand Prix Topsport Vlaanderen on Saturday evening and the 18 best riders of these two qualifiers go the final CSI5*-W class on Sunday, The Carlsberg ? Stad Mechelen Trophy. All 40 World Cup riders are the riders who will participate in the Rolex FEI World Cup presented by Land Rover on Sundayafternoon 30 December.
Copyright pictures: Dirk Caremans