FEI World Cup dressage

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The 2022 FEI World Cup Dressage Final is set to go ahead in Leipzig, Germany on 6-10 April. This will be the first World Cup Final to take place since the 2019 final in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is taking place alongside the jumping, driving and vaulting World Cup Finals.

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The 2021 final was cancelled due to the European outbreaks of equine herpes virus or EHV-1. The final was  scheduled to go ahead in Gothenburg on 30 March-4 April 2021.

The 2020 Final, due to have been held in Las Vegas, USA, was also cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Top riders all over the world compete for one of 18 coveted places at the World Cup Final in regional leagues: the Western European League, the Central European League, the Pacific League, the North American League, with the highest ranking non-league rider offered a place and three additional starting places also allocated. The title defender is given an automatic place in the following year’s final.

At the final, each combination rides the grand prix, which determines the starting order for the grand prix freestyle to music, from which the final result is decided.

For the 2021/2022 season, the short grand prix has been introduced for use at World Cup qualifiers.

The reigning World Cup Dressage champion from 2019 is Germany’s Isabell Werth, who claimed the title three years in a row riding the Don Schufro mare Weihegold OLD, also a triple European gold medallist.

The last British winner of the World Cup dressage title was Charlotte Dujardin, who won back-to-back titles with Valegro in 2015 and 2015.