What is the CCI****?
English and French are the official languages of the
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing
body of the sport, and the concise and descriptive French term for this
competition is Concours Complet d'Equitation or, complete equestrian
competition. The use of acronyms is universal today, and throughout the
world an international Three-Day Event is known as a CCI (concours
complet internationale). To indicate the level of difficulty, the FEI
uses asterisks or "stars" on a scale of one to four stars. The four
star CCI is the highest level of competition in the sport.
The four star designation is reserved for the quadrennial World Championships and Olympic Games, and the annual Badminton and Burghley Three-Day Events in England, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and Adelaide in Australia.