1.1.1. Regional Qualifier not taking place
In the event that only one RQ takes place in a Region (instead of two), for whatever reason, the teams of the Region will qualify for the respective Semi-Final according to their classification in the RQ that has taken place.
In the event no RQ takes place in a Region, for whatever reason, the teams in the Region will qualify for the respective Semi-Final through the Nations Cup Ranking commencing with the first Nations Cup competition following the FEI Nations Cup™ Final of the previous year until two weeks prior to the respective Semi-Final of the current year.
Teams in the EEF Series may take part in CSIOs outside their own Region but may not earn points for their Region standings at these Events.
1.2. EEF Series Semi-Finals (SFs)
The Semi-Final is a CSIO3*, where the Nations Cup competition is reserved for the top ten (10) teams (five from each Region) qualified according to the respective Region standings above, as follows:
- Top 5 teams from Regions South & Central qualify for EEF Series Semi-Final 1
- Top 5 teams from Regions North & West qualify for EEF Series Semi-Final 2
- The home team in a SF, if not qualified as above, has the right to participate in the
Nations Cup competition of said SF as 11th team, without being eligible for qualification
for the Final.
The top five (5) placed eligible teams in the Nations Cup competition at each Semi-Final, respectively, qualify for the EEF Series Final.
SFs take place between June 27th and July 11th of the current year and there must be at least one (1) free week between the last RQ in any Region and its respective SF, as above.