Lausanne, Switzerland – December 15, 2022 – The allocation of teams for Europe Division 1 events in the 2023 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series have been confirmed this week.
Europe Division 1 will start with 8 teams for the 2023 season – defending champions Belgium, along with Ireland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Each team can earn qualifying points at its allocated four of the six Europe Division 1 events. The seven best-ranked teams will qualify for the Final, which takes place in Barcelona (ESP) from the 28th of September to the 1st of October, 2023. The Division 1 opening qualifier takes place in St. Gallen (SUI) from the 1st of June, to the 4th, 2023.
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 season calendar for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2023 series can be viewed here.
Photo caption: Olivier Philippaerts, Peter Weinberg (Chef d’Equipe), Jérôme Guery, Koen Vereecke, Gregory Wathelet and Gilles Thomas from Team Belgium celebrates the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 Final at Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP). (FEI/Richard Juilliart)
About the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series
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 114 years of team competition in 2023, 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 Communications for FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale
Photo: © FEI / Richard Juilliart