Try getting your head around this. Four Star used to be the top. That was it. The biggest and the best and there was only a handful of them around the world, one of them down here in the southern hemisphere. Now we’re calling that Five Star. Same heights, same level of difficulty, new name – so your retired Four Star horse just got an upgrade without even having to get out of bed!
However, the World Championships and the Olympics – which are the pinnacle of the sport, right? Well they’re not going to be Five Star but kind of a mix of Five Star and Four Star as far as anyone can decipher. So the crème de la crème, but also not quite.