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Highlights from the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Sweden

Thursday, 20 July 2023
CSIO5* Falsterbo Horse Show 2023

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Sweden saw the Swiss team take the top honours after strong performances from Steve Guerdat and Dynamix de Belheme, Elian Baumann and Little Lumpi E, Janika Sprunger and Orelie as well as Martin Fuchs and Conner Jei to finish on a total score of four faults. 

All over, the Swiss had an amazing weekend with Steve Guerdat and Easy Star de Talma winning the derby on Saturday, followed by Martin Fuchs and Conner Jei's victory in the Longines Grand Prix on Sunday. 

As we look back on the Nations Cup, the first photo sums up what Falsterbo is all about: Good riding, a full house, and young equestrians coming from all over Sweden to help out during the show.

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ A hug from USA's Alise Oken for Gelvera after a clear in the first round. The third-placed US team also consisted of Natalie Dean and Acota M, Alessandra Volpi and Berlinda as well as Karl Cook and Kalinka van Zorgvliet.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ This pair was on fire in Falsterbo and here they are celebrating a double clear in the Nations Cup - Kars Bonhof and Hernandez TN.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ Despite a double clear from Kevin Staut and Dialou Blue PS, the French team finished 8th and last.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Both Natalie Dean and Acota M seemed very happy after their double clear for Team USA.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Samuel Hutton and Oak Grove's Laith jumping the last fence of the course to secure a clear in the second round for Great Britain, that finished in the runner-up position.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. As all of Steve Guerdat's horses, Dynamix de Belheme took a snack-break on her way out of the ring.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. It was a family affair for the Brits, with two Charles family-members riding on the team. Here Sienna Charles and Stardust is congratulated by Sienna's brother and Stardust's previous rider Harry.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Elian Baumann and Little Lumpi E waiting to return for the second round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. It was a full house for the Nations Cup and the atmosphere was electric.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. With a total of 12 faults, the Belgian team had to settle for the 5th place.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Robert Whitaker and Vermento made a strong comeback after eight faults in the first round, and jumped clear the second time out – just as all the British riders.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. All smiles! Abdel Said jumped his first Nations Cup for Belgium and here he leaves the ring after a clear round with Obama van Ostaayen.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. When you have the very last fence down... That is what happened to Janika Sprunger and Orelie in the second round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The Swedes didn't have their best day and had to settle for 7th place on home soil. Here Marcus Westergren and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson watching their team-mate Petronella Andersson.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Double clear for Harry Charles and Casquo Blue!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Janika Sprunger watching her team-mate Martin Fuchs and Conner Jei, jumping the deciding round as anchors.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The further into the round, the less Janika dared to watch...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. ...but there was nothing to be nervous about. Once again, Martin Fuchs and Conner Jei secured the victory for Switzerland with a double clear round.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. A moment between Georgia and Casquo Blue.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Time for a family photo!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The winning team!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. This must have become a very special photo! The two siblings Sienna and Harry Charles on their way to the prize giving for the British team, with Robert Whitaker documenting it.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Sean Vard gets a well deserved snack for Conner Jei!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Lolie and Little Lumpi E taking it all in.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. There is always time for a photo! Here Sean Vard helping the British team out...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. ... Janika taking a photo of Emelie and Orelie...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. ... and Martin Fuchs posing for Daniel Etter.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. And there is definitely always time for a cuddle!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. You might not see them in the ring, but this group is just as big part of the victory as the riders and horses: Swiss Chef d'Equipe Daniel Etter, Steve's groom Emma, Elian's groom Lolie, Martin's groom Sean and Janika's groom Emelie.

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