International Jumping Competition
Between October 2nd – 4th
Barcelona will become the capital of the equestrian world, hosting the 109th International Jumping Competition. For the eighth year in a row, CSIO Barcelona will host the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTMFinal, the most important competition in the international equestrian calendar. Over the three days, the Olympic arena of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona will be the venue of six competitions in total. The competitions will be inclusive of the most outstanding riders in the world ranking. Three competitions will be individual, while the other three will form part of the Nations Cup Final.
A total of 22 nations will be taking part: ten from Europe, three from North America, two from South America, two from the Middle East, two from Asia/Australasia, one apiece from Africa and Eurasia, plus the host nation Spain.
The event held in February this year in Wellington (USA) will no longer be considered as a qualifier, and while events in North America and Europe that are still scheduled to take place over the next few months can be hosted as a Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™, no qualifying points will be awarded for the Final.
The three teams from North America and the ten teams from Europe Division 1 will qualify directly for the Final, while the UAE and Syria, who claimed the two top spots at the Middle East qualifier in Abu Dhabi earlier this year, will retain their places for the Final.
The qualification system for the other divisions will be based on the Longines Rankings: two teams from South America, two from Asia/Australasia, one from Africa and one from Euroasia.