Lausanne, Switzerland – December 15, 2020 – Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series have been confirmed this week, giving equestrian sports fans something really positive to look forward to next season following a year of significant disruption to the worldwide sporting calendar.
Europe Division 1 will start with the same 10 teams for the 2021 season – defending champions Ireland, along with Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.
Each team can earn qualifying points at its allocated four of the seven Europe Division 1 events. The seven best-ranked teams will qualify for the Final, which takes place in Barcelona (ESP) in October 2021. The Division 1 opening qualifier takes place in La Baule (FRA) in May 2021.
The allocations table indicates the venues where eligible teams will be chasing FEI Nations Cup™ points, but the starting field at these events will not be restricted to those countries alone. Other nations can also compete in legs of the series throughout the Europe Division 1 season.
Further information on the Division 1 allocations can be viewed here.
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ is equestrian sport’s most prestigious team challenge, with teams from around the world competing for one of the most coveted prizes in the Olympic discipline.
Celebrating 112 years of team competition in 2021, the Final will be held in the beautiful city of Barcelona (ESP), at the Real Club de Polo, where up to 18 teams will have the opportunity to battle it out to hold the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ trophy aloft!
Source: Press release from FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale
Photo: © FEI / Christophe Taniere