Eight Teams Line Out at Fifth Europe Division 1 Qualifier in Rotterdam (NED)

Lausanne (SUI), 19 June 2014 – The fifth qualifier of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2014 Europe Division 1 will take place in Rotterdam (NED), tomorrow, 20 June, attracting a field of eight teams.

The starting order, which was determined by a draw held in Rotterdam today, will be as follows:

  1. Ireland
  2. Brazil
  3. France
  4. Great Britain
  5. Germany
  6. Switzerland
  7. USA
  8. Netherlands

Five teams – France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the home side The Netherlands – will be eligible for Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping points in Europe Division 1. France leads the standings in this Division after four events. The detailed standings are available here.

Friday’s competition will begin at 15.45 CEST (local time in The Netherlands, GMT+2 hours) and will be broadcast live on FEI TV, the FEI’s official online video platform.

The FEI is providing a wide range of online information resources in connection with the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping.

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“Furusiyya” (Arabic: فروسيه) this single Arabic word conveys so much, embracing the idea of horsemanship, chivalry, and equestrian knowledge in general. The term is a derivation of faris, or horseman and faras, a horse.

Longines is the Official Timekeeper of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping series.

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier (SUI) since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations.

Longines’ passion for equestrian sports began in 1878, when a timepiece was made with a horse and jockey engraved on the watch face. Over the years, the brand has built strong and long-lasting links with equestrian sports. In 1926, for the first time, the brand was involved as timekeeper for the Official International Equestrian Competition of Geneva. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrianism includes Jumping, Endurance and flat racing.

Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 130 countries.

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Malina Gueorguiev
Manager Press Relations
malina.gueorguiev@fei.org
+41 78 750 61 33

Denise Devillaire
Manager Press Relations
Denise.devillaire@fei.org
+41 78 750 61 57

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