British Squad Selected to get 2020 FEI Nations Cup Underway
The 2020 FEI Eventing Nations Cup, scheduled to kick off in April, will now get underway at Le Pin au Haras, France, from 12 – 16 August. British Eventing and British Equestrian are pleased to announce the squad that will represent Great Britain for the first event in the 2020 series.
In a change to the team announced on 7 August, David Doel will replace Laura Collett. In alphabetical order, the squad are:
Richard Coney on his own and Wendy Coney’s 12-year-old gelding Kananaskis
David Doel on Gillian Jonas' nine year old gelding Galileo Nieuwmoed
Tom McEwen and Barbara Cooper’s 15-year-old gelding Figaro van het Broekxhof
Zara Tindall on Gleadhill House Stud Ltd’s 11-year-old gelding Class Affair
“We’re excited to see the FEI Nations Cup series get underway, albeit in a shortened format,” commented British Equestrian’s Performance Director and Eventing Performance Manager, Richard Waygood. “The current COVID-19 situation does add additional challenges to sending a team to compete abroad, but we have factored these into our plans. We continue to closely monitor changes and updates to guidance and protocols in relation to travel - the safety of our riders, their support team and horses is our top priority and I’m confident everything has been done to minimise the risk during travel and the competition itself.”
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With many events cancelled due to COVID-19, this year’s Nation Cup will run with a reduced calendar. The 2020 Calendar is:
12-16 August: Le Pin au Haras (FRA)
27-30 August: Strzegom (POL)
24-27 September: Ballindenisk (IRL)
22-25 October: Montelibretti (ITA)
Cancelled or Postponed FEI Nations Cup Events:
23-26 April: Ballindenisk (IRL) - Postponed to September.
21-24 May: Houghton Hall (GBR) - Cancelled
9-14 June: Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) - Cancelled
15-18 August: Bromont (CAN) - Postponed to September. Dates TBC
10-13 September: Waregem (BEL) - Cancelled
1-4 October: Boekelo (NED) - Cancelled
More details on the FEI Nations Cup series can be found HERE.