Mannheim, Germany – May 03, 2023 – After a young French team topped the podium and Bulgaria clinched the crucial 100 points at the Longines EEF Series South Regional qualifier in Gorla (Italy) last week, we now head to Mannheim (Germany) for our first Central Regional qualifier on May 7th.
Hosts Germany will be fielding a team alongside Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Hungary, Switzerland, and Slovakia. All teams, except Spain, Sweden and France, are battling it out for the all-important qualifier points to gain entry to the Ebreichsdorf (Austria) Central/South semi-final.
The event has attracted a hugely talented entry list with the current Longines FEI World Number 1 Henrik Von Eckermann (SWE) lining up for team Sweden, who also bring Peder Fredricson (SWE) forward making them one to watch.
Show president Peter Hofmann is looking forward to the strong competition ahead and welcoming the Longines EEF Series back to Mannheim.
“I am very proud that after the great premiere of the Longines EEF Nations’ Cup last year, the Maimarkt-Show in Mannheim was again selected by the EEF to host the CSIO*** and was furthermore nominated for 2024 and 2025.”
Don’t forget to catch all of the action on ClipMyHorse.TV and follow us on Instagram for updates as the competition heats up. The full schedule is online and the entry list is available here. Follow all the results with Longines timing.
The Longines EEF Series is a Nations Cup Competition that is designed to develop horses and riders through consistent exposure to quality events and team format competition, replacing the previously known Division 2 Nations Cup series. Run across 3* and 4*, the events focus on growing the breadth and depth of talent to bring more combinations to the highest level, from all nations in Europe. The EEF strongly believes that we can help safeguard the future of the sport by providing continuous development, which the Longines EEF Series works to provide.
Source: Press Release from Longines EEF series
Photo: © Yadel Möhler
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