Defending champions from Belgium top first-round nail-biter: Team Belgium, winners in 2015 and again last year, looked supremely confident when topping today’s first round of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2019 Final at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain. But the battle between the seven countries fighting for the single qualifying spot on offer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games proved equally as intriguing during an afternoon filled with thrills and surprises.

After a record-setting 2019, the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) is gearing up to bring fans even more action in 2020. The much-anticipated schedule starts at a breakneck pace with 24 first-half events and visits to six new markets.

As one of two riders to deliver a flawless performance across the two days of competition inside Cross Insurance Arena, Alan de Souza (Taubate, Brazil) captured his second PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event win of the 2019 season Saturday evening, victorious at the Portland Chute Out in Portland, Maine.

Forty-six horse and rider combinations took part in the CSI4* Grand Prix on this last Sunday of September. Eleven combinations managed to qualify for the jump-off on the 1m55 course designed by Louis Konickx, boasting sixteen jumping efforts. Although France was the most represented nation in the jump-off, Italy ended up being victorious, thanks to Piergiorgio Bucci’s wonderful performance with Driandria.

At the fourth-ever PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour event in Portland, Maine, Ramon de Lima (Rio Branco, Brazil) rode supreme Friday evening inside Cross Insurance Arena, recording the high-marked ride of the night to win Round 1 of the Portland Chute Out.

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