The Longines CSIO St. Gallen (3-6 June) will host this year’s first FEI Nations Cup™ competition after the long enforced break due to the Corona virus. As there were no nations cups last year and several CSIOs have been cancelled this season, the FEI has decided to increase the number of starting places in St. Gallen from eight to ten.
As Sweden’s nations cup at Falsterbo, Great Britain’s nations cup in Hickstead and Ireland’s nations cup leg in Dublin have already been cancelled for this year due to the pandemic, the FEI wants to offer more starting places at the competitions that can take place and distribute the places as evenly as possible.
This means that France’s originally entered team in St. Gallen will be replaced by Italy and that in addition to Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland, Egypt and Norway will also be competing for victory at the 25th nations cup in Switzerland.
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