Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping: Seven teams at series second qualifier in Wellington (USA) 

27 Feb 2013

The second qualifier of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2013 will take place at the Wellington CSIO 4* in the USA this Friday 1 March attracting a field of seven teams.

The starting order, which was determined by a draw held at Wellington last night, will be as follows:

  1. Canada
  2. Mexico
  3. Ireland
  4. Germany
  5. USA
  6. Colombia
  7. Venezuela

Friday’s competition will begin at 19.00 EST (local time in Wellington, GMT -5 hours) and will be broadcast live on FEI TV, the FEI’s official online video platform.

The comprehensive online press kit, which contains the series’ calendar, competition schedule, simplified rules, list of entries and links to the riders' biographies can be viewed in the FEI Press Kit zone www.feipresskits.org. The document can also be downloaded in PDF format. Environmentally-conscious media wishing only to print selected sections of the press kit can choose the “page selection” option in their PDF software.

"Furusiyya" (Arabic: فروسيه) this single Arabic word conveys so much, embracing the idea of horsemanship, chivalry, and equestrian knowledge in general. The term is a derivation of faris, or horseman and faras, a horse.

Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping series.

Longine has been based at Saint-Imier (SUI) since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations.

Longines’ passion for equestrian sports began in 1878, when a timepiece was made with a horse and jockey engraved on the watch face. Over the years, the brand has built strong and long-lasting links with equestrian sports. In 1926, for the first time, the brand was involved as timekeeper for the Official International Equestrian Competition of Geneva. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrianism includes Jumping, Endurance and flat racing.

Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of horlogical products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 130 countries.

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