La Baule, France – June 07, 2024 – The “Coupe des Nations Barrière“, the highlight of the Jumping International de la Baule — Officiel de France, welcomes Japan among the ten teams that will try to succeed Belgium. Now coached by the Dutchman Rob Ehrens, the Japanese have taken over from the Italian team, who backed out. Japan is bang in the middle of its run-up to the Valkenswaard show (Netherlands) on 18 July, where they will seek qualification for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The “Coupe des Nations Barrière”, promises Sport with a capital S, with the presence of the best European teams (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), the best South American team, Brazil, and now also the best Asian team, Japan.
Platinium Sellier Legends’ Trophy presented by Military Equestrian Sports: Lesley McNaught jumps in for Jos Lansink
After sustaining an injury a few days ago, the Belgian Jos Lansink has had to withdraw from the Platinium Sellier Legends’ Trophy presented by Military Equestrian Sports, a charity event contested in the final four format (Saturday, 10 June at 7 pm). He will be replaced by the Swiss rider Lesley McNaught, who shone in the biggest shows in the world in the 1990s, first on Pirol IV and then on Dulf. Her major achievements include a silver medal in the team event in the 2000 Olympics and two European team titles in 1993 and 1995.
On the track of the François André Stadium, she will come up against Éric Navet, Frédéric Cottier and Markus Fuchs, three distinguished riders who have marked the history of the Jumping de La Baule and equestrian sports.
Source: Press Release from Jumping International de la Baule
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