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CSIO 5* of France: 8 teams for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

Tuesday 8 April 2014, by Célia

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Sponsored by the Saudi Equestrian Fund Furusiyya since 2013, the prestigious FEI Nations Cup series has begun in February in Al Ain (UAE). With 20 legs in this year’s calendar, the world’s top best riders of show jumping are back on the road and competing world wide for these precious points in order to qualify for the world finale in Barcelona (9th-12th October).

After Lummen (BEL) 2nd May, the Longines Jumping International of La Baule (CSIO 5* of France) will set the second big moment of the European Division 1 of this elite series.
Winners of the 2013 finale, the French will come with a strong team to La Baule, chosen among other events to win points. Big favorites of the Nations Cup but also for the FEI Alltech™ World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, the French led by national coach Philippe Guerdat will once again thrill the faithful and numerous public in the stadium François André.

Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland will also take part in the race for points of La Baule.

Brazil, the Netherlands and Great-Britain will join the competition.

Free entry during the 4 days Accreditation and information on : www.labaule-cheval.com

About the race for points: the French Nations Cup in 2014

The French team will compete in the CSIO 5* of Lummen (BEL, 30th April - 5th May), of La Baule (FRA, 15th-18th May), of Rome (ITA, 18th-22nd June), in order to try and qualify for the world’s finale.

About the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup of La Baule
Class with two rounds with identical courses . On the 4 team members, only the points of the best 3 couples are taken into account. The winning team is the one that will finish with the least or no penalty points, after the 2 rounds.
In case of tired entries after the 2nd round, the jump-off settles the winner.

About the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series
40 countries competing in 2013. The teams of the European Division 1 need to participate in 4 legs of the circuit in order to qualify for the finale. 18 teams will compete in the finale (19 team if the country organizing the finale isn’t qualified) :
9 for Europe (7 in Division 1 and 2 in Division 2), 1 team for Africa and 2 teams for each of the following regions: North America, Central America and the Carribeans / South America / Middle East / Asia and Australasia.

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