French forge ahead at FEI Eventing Nations Cup season opener

Benjamin MASSIE (FRA) FIGARO FONROY, FEI Nations CUP™ Montelibretti Italy 2024 Copyright ©FEI/Massimo Argenziano

FEI Eventing Nations Cup™, opening leg. Written by Eleanore Kelly Slick, quick cross-country performances gave France the winning edge in the opening leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup. Taking place in the beautiful Italian setting of Montelibretti, five nations came forward but it was France who took a decisive victory over Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Australia. They finished on an overall team score of 122.70 ahead of home nation Italy on 144.50 whilst Team Switzerland wound up in close third on 145.30.  Benjamin Massie led his team to victory…

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Germany win by a whisker at Belgian leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup

Gold medalists - Team Germany - Calvin Bockmann; Julia Krajewski; Libussa Lubbeke; Emma Brusseau at the prizegiving for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2023 - Arville (BEL) Copyright Photo: FEI/Libby Law Photography

FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2023 Arville (BEL), written by Eleanore Kelly In a nail-biting cross-country finish, Germany claimed The FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ in Arville (BEL) by just 0.3 of a penalty over home side Belgium. Their victory was massively helped by a strong performance from Julia Krajewski, the individual gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics. The 34 year old was also the individual winner of the CCIO4* competition, after jumping a super double clear on her impressive nine-year-old Holsteiner stallion, Nickel 21. The Germans performed well as a team,…

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Dutch edge closer to Olympic Qualification with Eventing Nations Cup Win 

Janneke Boonzaaijer (BEL) rides ACSI Chanp de Tailleur during the Cross Country at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2023 - Strzegom (POL) / FEI - Libby Law

FEI Eventing Nations Cup, Strzegom – by Eleanor Kelly A demanding cross-country test shook up the order at the fourth leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™, which took place at Strzegom (POL) this weekend. Strong performances in this phase meant that The Netherlands walked away as the worthy winners. Despite having one rider eliminated on the cross-country, the Dutch finished on a final score of 133.8 with their other three riders finishing inside the top ten riders. Team USA were runners-up on 142.8, whilst Belgium finished in third on…

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