The teams for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona, in Ocala, Florida this coming Friday have been announced. After relocating in 2015, the Ocala event is the only official United States qualifier for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final held in Barcelona, Spain later this year.
“The world’s top equestrian athletes will converge in Ocala for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “The field of riders is impressive and the prize purse is remarkable. Knowing the horse sport enthusiasts of Marion County, the crowd will be electric. It’s going to be a historic afternoon of show jumping.”
The teams are as follows:
Canada |Chef d’Équipe Mark Laskin
Colombia | Chef d’Équipe Marcel Delestre
Juan Pablo Betancourt
Ireland | Chef d’Équipe Robert Splaine
Mexico | Chef d’Équipe Henri Prudent
Luis Alejandro Plascencia
United States of America | Chef d’Équipe Robert Ridland
Venezuela | Chef d’Équipe Leo Paoli
The starting order for the six nations is determined by a draw to take place Tuesday, February 10, following the FEI Jog. On February 12, immediately following the $34,000 Thursday Prix, each Chef d’Équipe will declare the order in which he wants his team members to compete.
Source: Press release from the HITS Media Team
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