The FEI Ranking: How Significant Is It?

The FEI keeps a list of the individuals & pas de deux sorted by points which was updated yesterday. The teams aren’t ranked. What counts are the placings at 4 CVI’s (out of 16) plus the World Championships during one civil year. The World Cup isn’t included. In the lead are Jacques Ferrari, Joanne Eccles & Pia Engelberty + Torben Jacobs. I agree with the first ranks but for example Nicolas Andreani is only placed 5th because he participated in Saumur in July where he couldn’t earn that much points for his second place like in other competitions. And I would have never expected Julian Wilfling on rank 6. In the women top ten are three Britons & three Germans. In the World Championships it were only two. So, how does it work? If you take part in the right CVI’s you get a better rank? It has no influence on wins or titles. It is only an overview of the current vaulters.

What is your opinion? Is it a step in the right direction, because we have enough international competitions & participants now or isn’t it significant for the international stage? Is there something like this in your country, too?

Adele Feuerstein

I am Adele Feuerstein the founder of the blog. I used to vault & train teams in Germany. Now I am only an observer & love to share my knowledge about international vaulting with you.

3 thoughts on “The FEI Ranking: How Significant Is It?

  • September 25, 2014 at 12:21 PM


    Yes, a lot depends on the CVI-s. I think this is rigth, because not all competitors have the possibility to compete in WCh or ECh.
    The ranking list now has more importance than 2-3 yars ago, because the top 10 can compete in the World Cup, and, in addition, there are (at least in 2014 there was 1) CVI-s where the organizers invites only the top vaulters, naturally according the FEI ranking list.

    • September 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Ahh ok, that was my mistake. I forgot that it is the qualification for the World Cup. But do all qualified vaulters take part in the World Cup?
      With invitations you mean the CHIO Aachen?

  • September 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    I’m with you on this. We are from the USA so it’s hard to compete in CVIs with many participants. For example at CVI gilroy. Cassidy and kimmy won PDD but only received a few points because only two participated. After a fifth at WEG they are only ranked 7 th. I’m not sure how to change this. Maybe by using actual scores.

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