Ireland’s show jumping manager Robert Splaine has announced his squad for the much-anticipated Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona that will take place in Spain next Thursday (September 22nd).
The five, from which Splaine will eventually name a team of four, is:
Shane Breen and Golden Hawk
Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global
Anthony Condon and Aristio
Darragh Kenny and Go Easy De Muze
Denis Lynch and All Star
The final, which will take place at the Real Club de Polo, is worth 1.5million euro in total prize money, and the rules of the competition are as follows:
Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final: 1st round – 22nd September
All 19 nations participate in the first round competition.
The top 8 nations qualify for the final, the rest (11 teams) move on to the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final – Longines Challenge Cup.
Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final: Longines Challenge Cup – 23rd September
The nations who finished 9th – 19th participate.
First round not against the clock with a second round jump off against the clock in case of equal penalties.
Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final: Final Competition – 24th September
The Final is open to nations placed 1st -8th in the 1st round competition.
First round not against the clock with a jump-off against the clock in case of equal penalties for the first place.
The nation that clinches 1st place in this competition will be crowned winners of the 2016 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Final
In 2015, Ireland finished fifth in the Final, with Belgium taking the coveted trophy.