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|1 Comment

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.

EQUUS Film Festival NYC Names Edge Brewing Barcelona 2015 Presenting Sponsor

New York, NY (October 5, 2015) Organizer and founder Lisa Diersen is proud to introduce Edge Brewing Barcelona as Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 EQUUS Film Festival at the Village East Cinema (home of the Tribeca Film Festival) in lower Manhattan November 20-21.

Rated Top New Brewer in the World in 2014 by RateBeer.com and Presenting Sponsor for 2015 and 2016 of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ in Ocala, FL, Edge Brewing Barcelona donates 100% of its profits from its Edge Equestrian – Craft Beer Line to equine-based charities that are saving horses and improving lives. Edge Equestrian serves under the motto, “Saving Horses One Beer at a Time” because each pull of the tap gives back in some way to support the horse community.

“Our film festival fits their business philosophy. Our vision for equestrian community involvement and development are the same,” said Diersen. “They are a very excited new sponsor and ready to jump into the thick of it. Our hopes are to move forward with an even greater partnership in years to come.”

Diersen also announced that EQUUS Film Festival will host the World Premier of The Caravan Film directed by Margot McMaster and photographed by Douglas Munor of HDTV Productions, Inc. of Calgary, Canada and based on the true story of a 2500-mile drive across America. Also joining more than 100 horse-themed screenings is the critically acclaimed Unbranded, chronicling the real-life Mexico to Canada trek by a handful of horsemen and the mustangs they choose as partners.

Edge Brewing Barcelona was established in Barcelona, Spain in 2013 by two Americans so eager to join the craft beer revolution in Europe that they brought a brewery with them. Combining finely engineered American brewing equipment, the best ingredients available and years of brewing experience, Edge Brewing Barcelona makes fresh, genuine, American craft beer for an international market while calling one of the world’s most exciting cities and edgy Poble Nou district home.

By | October 19th, 2015|Press Release|1 Comment

About: EQUUS Film Festival

As home to the storytellers of the horse world, the EQUUS Film Festival, November 20-21 at the Village East Cinema (home to the Tribeca Film Festival) is the first event of its kind dedicated to equestrian-themed film, fine art and authors, EQUUS Magazine Directors Panels, pop-up artist, filmmaker and literary gallery, Li’l Herc ™ Kids Fest sponsored by Suzanne Kopp-Moskow with free Saturday morning family films and fun, plus Sunday tours of the Clinton Park Carriage Horses Stable, a Manhattan Saddlery sponsored Thursday evening VIP Party and special Sunday shopping hours. Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen as the world’s premier showcase for domestic and international films, documentaries and shorts, EQUUS Film Festival will present more than 100 films from around the world and has doubled its Winnie Award categories to 28, including Equestrian Art Film, Commercial, Director, Documentary, International, Music Video, Series, People’s Choice and Best of Festival. Find tickets and learn more at www.equusfilmfestival.net and join nearly 10,000 Facebook fans on www.facebook.com/EquusFilmFestivalNYC.