Ireland’s four points-scoring rounds confirmed for 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup series
- 16 December 2021, 14:37
Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022 series have been confirmed this week, with Michael Blake’s Irish Show Jumping team set to battle for points at Sopot (POL), Rotterdam (NED), Hickstead (GBR) and their home Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show next August.
The 10 teams competing in Division 1 for the 2022 season includes freshly promoted Czech Republic – taking the place of Italy who have been relegated to the EEF Series – alongside defending champions the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.
Each team can earn qualifying points at its allocated four of the six Europe Division 1 events. The seven best-ranked teams will qualify for the Final, which takes place in Barcelona (ESP) from 29 September to 2 October 2022. Ireland has a excellent recent record in the FEI Nations Cup final having taken victory in 2019 and finishing as runners-up in 2021.
The 2022 Division 1 opening qualifier takes place in St Gallen (SUI) in from June 3rd to 6th, with Ireland’s first outing taking place at Sopot in Poland from June 9th to 12th.
The allocations table indicates the venues where eligible teams will be chasing FEI Nations Cup™ points, but the starting field at these events will not be restricted to those countries alone. Other nations can also compete in legs of the series throughout the Europe Division 1 season.
Further information on the Division 1 allocations can be viewed here.
The season calendar for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 series can be viewed here.
The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by Devenish &
The Underwriting Exchange
Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Horse Sport Ireland
About the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ is equestrian sport’s most prestigious team challenge, with teams from around the world competing for one of the most coveted prizes in the Olympic discipline.
Celebrating 113 years of team competition in 2022, the Final will be held in the beautiful city of Barcelona (ESP), at the Real Club de Polo, where up to 18 teams will have the opportunity to battle it out to hold the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ trophy aloft!