Jumping a Grand Prix is a big deal! But did you know that some Grand Prix classes are an even bigger deal? Literally. When jumping an FEI sanctioned event, there are specific star (*) classifications given to designate both the height of the jumps and total prize money offered over the course of the week.
The bigger the “star” (*) rating, the bigger the jumps, the bigger the cash prize!
PonyApp’s FEI Grand Prix breakdown:
Two Star ( 2*)
Height: Up to 1.45m
Money: CHF 50,000–149,000 (1 CHF = $1.03)
Three Star ( 3*)
Height: Up to 1.50m
Money: CHF 150,000 to 249,999 (1 CHF = $1.03)
Four Star ( 4*)
Height: Up to 1.60m
Money: CHF 250,000 to 499,999 (1 CHF = $1.03)
Five Star ( 5*)
Money: CHF 500,000+ (1 CHF = $1.03)
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