The organizers of the Palm Beach Masters announced today they will no longer operate the Palm Beach Masters Series going forward due to ongoing and unforeseen lasting impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Palm Beach Masters Series has hosted the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Wellington since 2016 and has served as home to the U.S. leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series since 2019.

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Team Sweden posted their second victory in the long and distinguished history of the Nations Cup at CSIO Rome Piazza di Siena today. On an afternoon that produced plenty of drama, the single double-clear of the entire competition came from their pathfinders Henrik von Eckermann and his brilliant mare, Toveks May Lou, as they topped the leaderboard in the Intesa Sanpaolo Nations Cup with a final score of eight faults.

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In a spectacular start to the Europe Division 1 series, Switzerland pipped reigning series champions Belgium in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France 2019 at La Baule (FRA) today where the host nation lined up third. Clear rounds are key to success, and there were plenty who managed to leave all the poles in place on the track set by crack French course designer Frederic Cottier despite a testing time-allowed of 75 seconds. But double-clears are even better, and when the Swiss posted two of the the five recorded this afternoon, thanks to superb efforts from team pathfinder Niklaus Rutschi (53) and anchorman Steve Guerdat (36), they beat the Belgians by a single penalty point.

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New Zealand make it an historic double in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Syria qualify for Final!
Only seconds separate runner-up Egyptians from their hosts in third New Zealand claimed the honours in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of the United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi (UAE) for the second time in two years today when pinning Egypt into runner-up spot and the host-nation into third. It was another piece of Kiwi equestrian history in the making as anchorman, Daniel Meech, explained.

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At the close of Round 1 in the $230,000 CSIO5* Longings FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA at the Palm Beach Masters Series, Team USA was one of three nations sitting on a score of 8 along with Mexico and Israel.  Once the sun went down on the beautiful Deeridge Farms, it took a dramatic jump-off between America’s Beezie Madden and Great Britain’s Alexandra Thornton to determine which team would ‘jump’ to the highest step of the podium.
— By Simona Diale, International Horse Press

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Beat Mändli (SUI) may have been fastest aboard Vic de Cerisiers in the nine-horse jump-off that decided the $72,900 CSIO5* Suncast Grand Prix Qualifier, but he attributed his victory to patience.
“We let him grow up really slow. Now, he’s showing [us] it was the right thing to do,” Mändli said.

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 20:08

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2019 Final

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.

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