Teams from Four Nations to Compete at Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Qualifier at Spruce Meadows

Lausanne (SUI), 11 June 2013 – The 11th qualifier of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2013 takes place at the Spruce Meadows CSIO 5* in Calgary (CAN) this Thursday 13 June attracting a field of seven teams representing Canada, Ireland, Mexico and the United States.

Canada, Mexico, and the USA have entered two teams each, but only one team per nation is eligible for Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping points. These teams are Canada One, Mexico Team 1 Azteca, and USA Stars Team. The standings after one event in the North America, Central America and Caribbean division are available here.

The starting order, which was determined by a draw held at Spruce Meadows today, will be as follows:

  1. Canada Two
  2. USA Stars*
  3. Canada One*
  4. USA Stripes
  5. Mexico Team 1 Azteca*
  6. Mexico Team 2 Maya
  7. Ireland

* competing for Nations Cup points

Thursday’s competition will begin at 12.00 MDT (local time in Calgary, GMT-6 hours) and will be broadcast live on FEI TV, 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.

Dedicated webpage

Our dedicated webpage gives you access to useful information, including the calendar, latest results, updated standings, rules and news from the series.

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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.

Media contacts:

At Spruce Meadows:

Jennifer Wood
Press Officer
info@jenniferwoodmedia.com
jennifer@jenniferwoodmedia.com
+1 803 240 74 88

At FEI:

Grania Willis
Director Press Relations
Email: grania.willis@fei.org
Tel: +41 787 506 142

Malina Gueorguiev
Manager Media Relations
Email: malina.gueorguiev@fei.org
Tel: +41 787 506 133

At Revolution Sports + Entertainment:

Tim Welland
tim@revolutionsports.co.uk
+44 7787 780 036

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