Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021

Team Ireland celebrate win Longines FEI Nations Cup Final 2019 - Barcelona

Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021

  • Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 Europe Division 1 Team Allocations Confirmed

Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 series have been confirmed, giving equestrian sports fans something really positive to look forward to next season following a year of significant disruption to the worldwide sporting calendar.

Team Ireland celebrate win Longines FEI Nations Cup Final 2019 - Barcelona
Team Ireland celebrate their win on podium at Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP). (L to R) Paul O’Shea, Peter Moloney, Chef d’Equipe Rodrigo Pessoa, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor. (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

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.

Europe Division 1 will start with the same 10 teams for the 2021 season, which will see the event celebrate 112 years of competition. Defending champions Ireland will compete alongside Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup

Each team can earn qualifying points at its allocated four of the seven Europe Division 1 events. The seven best-ranked teams will qualify for the Final, which takes place in Barcelona (ESP) in October 2021 at the Real Club de Polo. Combined divisions will see up to 18 teams battle it out to hold the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup trophy aloft!

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The Division 1 opening qualifier takes place in La Baule (FRA) in May 2021.

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 2021 series can be viewed here.

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