The FEI is to reinstate Germany’s Frank Rothenberger as a championship-level show jumping course-designer. He received a one-year ban for allowing riders to practise over similar courses to those he built for the 2002 World Cup final in Leipzig prior to the event.

Each country will now be allowed to hold a maximumof two World Cup shows next season, while in each qualifier only 10 riders will go through to the jump-off.

If there are more than 10 first-round clears in any qualifier, the top 10 on time will go through. This change has been made at the request of TV companies.

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