BB | Eventing – 141 athletes from 10 nations with 156 horses will compete in three international eventing competitions from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July at the Horse Trials Wr. Neustadt. During this three day event there will for the first time in history be held an FEI Nations Cup Eventing in Austria.
Each nation may only host one Nations Cup Event per year and 2017 Austria got the commitment. Eight teams from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Great Britain will be part of the CICO3* Wr. Neustadt. After three legs, Great Britain is currently in the lead ahead of Germany.
Each team consists of three to four riders. Three riders count for the result of the nation. The overall result consists of the results of the three parts dressage, cross-country and jumping.
For Austria seven riders were nominated. The definite team of four will be announced next week:
Margit APPELT (NÖ) – Space Jet
Charlotte DOBRETSBERGER (NÖ) – Vally K
Rebecca GEROLD (ST) – Galileo 5
Andreas GRAFENHOFER (OÖ) – Constantin 2
Richard MÜHLBÖCK (OÖ) – Domina 215
Manfred RUST (S) – Hugo Holiday 2
Lea SIEGL (OÖ) – Fighting Line
Event for the whole familiy with picnic and agility
On Saturday, the 1st of July, beside the highly appreciated cross-country, there will also take place a family program with picnic (from 11 am), agility for dogs of all sizes and breeds (about 12 pm – registration on the spot) and a lounge evening from 9 pm with DJ Philipp Linzer.
More information will soon be available on the facebook page Horse Trials Wiener Neustadt.
2017 there are Nations Cup Eventing legs: in Poland, UK, Ireland, Austria, the USA, Germany, France and Belgium before the final in October in Boekelo (NED). The best seven nations are allowed to compete in the final.
In 2016 Germany beat Germany and France in the final.
In 2017 three rounds already have taken place. With two victories in Poland and the United Kingdom, Germany is currently second (200) behind the UK, with three second places and 270 points so far. France ranks third with 100 points.
FEI NATIONS Cup Eventing ranking after three legs:
1. Großbritannien 270
2. Deutschland 200
3. Frankreich 100
4. Irland 80
4. USA 80
4. SWE 80
7. Neuseeland 70
7. Italien 70
9. Niederlande 60
FEI NATIONS Cup Eventing 2017
1. ITA CICO 3* Montelibretti 22-23 April 2017 cancelled
2. POL CICO 3* Strzegom 17-21 May 2017
3. GBR CICO 3* Houghton Hall 25-28 May 2017
4. IRL CICO 3* Tattersalls 31 May – 4 June 2017
5. AUT CICO 3* Wiener Neustadt 30 June – 2 July 2017
6. USA CICO 3* The Plains 8-9 July 2017
7. GER CICO 3* Aachen 19-23 July 2017
8. FRA CICO 3* Le Haras du Pin 10-13 August 2017
9. BEL CICO 3* Waregem 22-24 September 2017
10. NED CCIO 3* Boekelo 5-8 October 2017
This article was written by EQUSTRIAN WORLDWIDE – EQWO.net on behalf of the Horse Trials Wr. Neustadt.