Greetings from Ingmar De Vos, President of FEI

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On behalf of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, I am delighted to welcome you to the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ qualifier here in Budapest. This series has provided 110 years of unwavering edge of the seat action, delivering top class sport to spectators around the world and consistently holding in the highest regard the unique values to which equestrian sport adheres.

This qualifier is imperative as the Division 2 final and I am delighted to be in attendance to witness first-hand the immeasurable talent, bravery and skill shown throughout the series.

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ is much loved around the world. At its core is the central value of teamwork which is inherent to the equestrian landscape at all levels. To compete at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™, is by participation an honour and celebration of horsemanship, collaboration, determination and passion.

This year we have been treated to thirteen exhilarating qualifiers worldwide – Ocala (USA) set the series off before heading to Abu Dhabi (UAE), Coapexpan (MEX), Samorin (SVK), La Baule (FRA), Langley (CAN), St Gallen (SUI), Sopot (POL), Rotterdam (NED), Falsterbo (SWE), Hickstead (GBR), Dublin (IRL) with Budapest (HUN) signalling the end of a thrilling roster of competition.

I look forward to sharing in the crowd’s excitement here in Budapest as we are treated to a spectacle of camaraderie, team-work and exceptional top class sport. The pressure is on and by the time the competition concludes we will know which national teams have made it to the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final in Barcelona this October.

This year we are thrilled to confirm a new agreement with our Top Partner Longines who are now the Title Partner of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™. Their continued support of Equestrianism and our shared vision for the future, means together we will ensure this series, steeped in history, continues to deliver cutting edge competitive sport.

On behalf of the Fédération Equestre Internationale I want to thank all those who have dedicated their time, commitment and support to the successful running of the series allowing people around the world to engage first-hand with FEI Jumping. I want to thank all the athletes who continue to captivate audiences with incredible displays of athleticism, inspiring the next generation of Equestrians.

Ingmar De Vos, FEI President

 

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