The FEI and the Italian company Gandini recently signed a four-year cooperation agreement for the marketing, publication and promotion of the FEI World Jumping Riders Rankings.

The calculation and production of the rankings will be done by the FEI. The FEI/Gandini World Jumping Riders Rankings will be published once a month. The ranking list begins on the 1st January each year with the carry over of the total number of points, which have been accumulated during the previous year until the 31 December. At the end of each month the points earned during that month are added to the list. The points from the same month the previous year are dropped from the list (see complete rules published in FEI
Press News 01/01 and Bulletin 1/2001)

A special competition, open for the best riders of the rankings, plus one wild card, will be organised at the end of each year. This ‘FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings Final’ will be organised during of one of the top-level show jumping event, selected by both the FEI and Gandini.

Gandini High Fashion Fabrics was founded in 1925 and is active in the creation and design of high-quality fabrics for the most famous couturiers of the world. Gandini supports the International Jumping Riders Club. Under
Gandini’s colour, the young Brazilian Rodrigo Pessoa became World Champion.

For further information contact:

Muriel Faienza
FEI Communications
Tel: 41 21 310 47 47
Fax: 41 21 310 47 60