USA wins the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Europe Division 2 in Bratislava
Last Modified:Saturday, 03 August 2013 10:53
Megan Nusz riding Dynamo for the winning US team. Photo by Milina Imrichova-Strihovska/FEI.USA won the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Europe Division 2 in Bratislava, Slovakia on Friday. This was the eighth leg of the series, and the competition had 13 competing nations in it. The American team shared a zero score with Brazil at the halfway stage of the Nations Cup, but when both pathfinder Catherine Pasmore on Bonanza van Paemel and third rider Megan Nusz on Dynamo produced double-clear performances anchor rider Kirsten Coe didn’t even have to jump the second round as the four fault result belonging to Quentin Judge was all they had to count and would be good enough for the win.
Switzerland still in the lead of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe division 1
Last Modified:Friday, 02 August 2013 20:31
Werner Muff and Lanthago competing for Switzerland at Hickstead. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Switzerland is still in the lead of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe division 1. The Swiss team has collected a total of 320 points. France is second at 318.67 points, while Holland is third on 309 points. The next leg of the series takes place in Dublin the coming weekend, and it is the bottom four teams that can obtain points at that event. Six of the eight teams will get to ride the final in Barcelona. Below is the full ranking.
Shane Breen (IRL) winner of the Furusiyya Rider of the Day award in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™
Last Modified:Friday, 02 August 2013 20:14
Shane Breen. Photo by Jon Stroud/FEI. Shane Breen (IRL) has been judged as the winner of the Furusiyya Rider of the Day award at The Longines Royal International Horse Show. Breen, riding Cos I Can, rode two immaculate clear rounds, helping Ireland come 4th at Hickstead in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping.
The Furusiyya Rider of the Day award is presented to the horse & rider combination that is judged to have best displayed qualities such as harmony, partnership, balance and skill throughout their two rounds; values represented and embodied by Furusiyya. The award was judged by London 2012 Olympic Course Designer, Bob Ellis.
Germany leaves their competitors with no chance in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at Hickstead
Last Modified:Friday, 02 August 2013 19:45
Marcus Ehning and Plot Blue did it again for Germany, and were double clear. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.For yet another time this season, Germany was in a league of their own in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 1 – this time around at Hickstead. This was the penultimate stop in the league, before it moves on to the last and final leg in Dublin before the final in Barcelona. Germany’s anchor rider Ludger Beerbaum did not even have to ride the second round as the team had already won at a four penalty score when three of their riders had been in the ring – leaving the US team and the French one fighting for the next two podium places, and France also for points just like Germany did today.
The starting order for the Nations Cup at Hickstead
Last Modified:Thursday, 01 August 2013 17:34
The 18th qualifier of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe division 1 will take place at Hickstead tomorrow. The starting order, which was determined by a draw held at Hickstead today, will be as follows:
1. USA, 2. Switzerland, 3. France, 4. Ireland, 5. Ukraine, 6. Great Britain, 7. The Netherlands, 8. Germany
The teams and riders for the CSIO show in Bratislava
Last Modified:Monday, 29 July 2013 13:40
Bratislava is the host of a CSIO3*-W-NC event the coming weekend, which also features the eight leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2. The teams that can pick up points in Bratislava can be found here.