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FEI Nations Cup Top League and Promotional League on FEI TV

Lausanne (SUI), 11 May 2011 – Friday 13 May will definitely be a lucky day for all FEI TV viewers. The opening stages of both the FEI Nations Cup Top League and Promotional League taking place at La Baule (FRA) and Linz (AUT) respectively will be broadcast on FEI TV. This will amount to over six hours of LIVE coverage starting at 11.20 GMT and ending at 17.30 GMT.

Festivities will begin with the broadcast from Linz where 17 teams – Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and host nation Austria – will be fighting for the Promotional League precious points. Coverage will continue with the world’s top eight Jumping teams competing at La Baule.

The exact timetable is as follows:
FEI Nations Cup Promotional League, Linz (AUT):
11.20 GMT – 14.10 GMT (13.20 CEST – 16.10 CEST)

FEI Nations Cup Top League, La Baule (FRA):
14.15 GMT – 17.30 GMT (16.15 CEST – 19.30 CEST)
First round, first horse in the arena at 14.20 GMT; second round, first horse in the arena at 15.55 GMT; prize giving at 17.15 GMT.

Visit now the FEI YouTube channel for an exciting free season preview and tune in on FEI TV on Friday for six hours of top class sport.

Media contacts:

Grania Willis
Director Media Relations
+41 78 750 61 42

Malina Gueorguiev
Manager Media Relations
+41 78 750 61 33

The Super-Eight Line Up for the FEI Nations Cup 2011 Season

Lausanne (SUI), 10 May 2011 – The FEI Nations Cup Top League series this year reverts to the eight-leg, eight-team format that was originally established in 2003, and next Friday the 2011 season is set to kick off at La Baule in France.

The most enduring of all FEI disciplines, Nations Cup jumping has stirred the hearts and souls of competitors and spectators alike for more than a century now, and the air of excitement and expectation ahead of the new season is tangible.

Visiting many of the most prestigious venues on the international equestrian circuit, the FEI Nations Cup has a cachet all of its own. It is always an honour to be selected to represent your country, and riders proudly fly their national flags in this annual battle for supremacy. But it’s not just about which country fields the strongest sides, this series is also a test of the leadership skills of the all-important Chefs d’Equipe, and a test of the character, courage and determination of the competitors who must ride the waves of the fluctuating fortunes that always accompany competitions of this calibre.

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FEI Nations Cup 2011 Series Goes Ahead

Lausanne (SUI), 20 April 2011 – The FEI Nations Cup 2011 series will go ahead with its prize money unchanged from last year. The agreement with series title sponsor Meydan came to an end in 2010 and the Dubai-based company has chosen to refocus its cooperation with the FEI and is currently negotiating terms to move into an exciting new partnership in Endurance.

Whilst negotiations with potential partners for the FEI Nations Cup Top League are still ongoing, the FEI has guaranteed that prize money to the athletes and funding for the Organising Committees is safeguarded.

“The FEI Nations Cup is our top product and the FEI is delighted to announce that the 2011 series will go ahead with its prize money maintained at the 2010 level,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said. “We are happy that discussions are ongoing with several partners for the series.

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Meydan FEI Nations Cup 2010 – Competition Report, Round 8, Dublin

(L to R - Front) FEI Director of Jumping John Roche, Dutch Chef d'Equipe Rob Ehrens, The President of Ireland Mrs Mary MCAleese, President of the Royal Dublin Society Dr Tony Scott and Mr Paul McAuley, General Manager Emirate Equestrian Centre for Meydan. (Back) team members Eric Van der Vleuten, Harrie Smolders, Jur Vrieling and Marc Houtzager. Photo Credit: Tony Parkes.

FEI TV – For all the action from the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup series and much more go to www.feitv.org.


Dublin (IRL), 6 August 2010 – In a thrilling conclusion to the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup, the team from The Netherlands put up a tremendous fight to win the last round in Dublin today where the French were crowned series champions for the second successive year.  The Dutch came to the Irish fixture knowing that only victory would guarantee them a place amongst the elite nations in 2011 and, inspired by their Chef d’Equipe Rob Ehrens, and ably assisted by the only two double-clear rounds of the competition from Eric Van der Vleuten and Marc Houtzager, they succeeded in their mission in the finest of style when finishing on a four-fault total.

The French arrived knowing they already had the series title in their grasp, but that didn’t take any of the fight out of them.  Chef d’Equipe Laurent Elias said yesterday, “We come to Dublin to win, just like everywhere else.  We had a great start to the season with three victories and we know we are the champions again, but we have a great team here and we want to win this Aga Khan Cup and finish off our great season in the best way,” he added.

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