FEI PRESS RELEASE
Lausanne (SUI), 15 December 2022
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2023 Europe Division 1 team allocations confirmed
The allocation of teams for Europe Division 1 events in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2023 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 28 September to 1 October 2023. The Division 1 opening qualifier takes place in St. Gallen (SUI) from 1 to 4 June 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!
About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org
The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.
The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sorts of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance and Vaulting.
The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para Dressage and Para Driving.
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