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2015 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping™ Final, Barcelona, Spain

 

The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final took place in Barcelona, Spain this past September 24-27, 2015. The final was hosted at the Real Club Polo de Barcelona where the event will be hosted again next year due to its great success. The Nations Cup involved 45 countries from 6 regions, and only the best 19 amongst them qualified at the final in which there was a further distinction between 1st and 2nd final round.

The first round of 19 teams took place on Thursday, were the winning team of the first round was Belgium. This team went to Barcelona as the absolute favorite as they had manage to win the overall season. The 8 teams who got the ticket for the final was Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, the United States, the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland.Besides the great success of competing in the big Final was the prize money of 1.5 million euro.

By | October 28th, 2015|Press Release|0 Comments

About: Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™

Originally launched in 1909, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping is the oldest and most prestigious team Jumping competition in the world. In 2013 the historic series was given a new, more global format which divided the world into six regions; Europe (Division 1 and 2), North & Central America, South America, Middle East, Asia/Australia and Africa. From these regions teams are able to qualify for the world final. Reflecting a huge growth in popularity for the sport around the world, the new structure of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping embraces more countries than ever before, who will compete head to head in a competition which pits the traditional powerhouses of the sport against teams from developing nations. After resounding success in its inaugural 2013 series the new format has gone from strength to strength over the last few years bringing us to the 2015 season.

2015 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, Ocala, FL

 

Ten consecutive USEF-rated shows offer exhibitors an extensive range of Hunter/Jumper classes and over $3 million in prize money. HITS Ocala culminates each March with the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix. Added to the upcoming 2015-2016 show schedule are two new USEF-rated shows – the Ocala Holiday Series – in mid-December, making HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida, a prime winter destination.

HITS moved to Post Time Farm in 2002, where exhibitors take advantage of 450 lush acres with 52 miles of four-board fence. In 2014, a new Grand Prix stadium was built, and in February 2015, HITS Ocala was pleased to host the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona. Looking ahead to 2016, HITS Ocala will debut a $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during Week VI and pending approval, the FEI Nations Cup will return to Post Time Farm mid-circuit.

By | October 27th, 2015|Press Release|0 Comments

About: HITS, Inc.

HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since then, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter-jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.

HITS produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California, Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and Canadian Pacific $1 Million Grand Prix CSI-5* in Saugerties, New York – all forming the Triple Crown of Show Jumping. The HITS Championship also hosts the Vetera Vaccines $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix, as well as the crown jewels of the hunter discipline with the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final.