• FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Isabell Werth (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Number 1: Isabell Werth (GER) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

  • Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Harrie Smolders (NED) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

    Longines Rankings Show Jumping Number 1: Harrie Smolders (NED) Photo: Hippo Foto/Dirk Caremans

  • 1
  • 2
In the qualification process for Olympic Games, the rule is that the host nation does not need to qualify (all athletes must fulfil MERs). It would be better if host nation riders have to go through the same qualifying process as all equestrians.

With a double kick off in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Ocala (USA), the 2018 season of the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ is about to start. New title partner Longines pledged its support to the world’s biggest and most historic team Jumping series, celebrating 109 years in 2018, in a long-term agreement at the Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg last August. Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli stated;  “It is a real pleasure for us to be part of this amazing series as Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch. We are really proud of the strong partnership we have established with the FEI since 2013.” With several innovations that will make this year’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ extra special, the series will culminate at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP) this October for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2018 Final. “Last year’s Final was a thriller and, even after all these years, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ continues to be the very best of our sport. You do not find sport like this anywhere else.” said 2017 winning Dutch team chef Rob Ehrens.

Preview

For your digital version

Advertisement