The FEI has confirmed the 2019 Eventing Nations Cup calendar with seven events, the lowest number of competitions on the schedule since 2013.
After three years of hosting a Nations Cup in the U.S., a leg will not return to Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, as organizers cited the burden of transporting international horses to the States.
The following events have been confirmed for 2019:
May 26-23, 2019 – Houghton Hall CCIO4*-NC-S (GBR)
June 5-9, 2019 – Pratoni Del Vivaro CCIO4*-NC-S (ITL)
June 26-30, 2019 – Strzegom CCIO4*-NC-S (POL)
July 24-28, 2019 – Cappoquin (Camphire) CCIO4*-NC-S (IRL)
Aug. 7-11, 2019 – Haras du Pin CCIO4*-NC-S (FRA)
Sept. 19-22, 2019 – Waregem CCIO4*-NC-S (BEL)
Oct. 10-13, 2019 – Boekelo CCIO4*-NC-L (NED)
Germany and Great Britain are the only two nations to ever win the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series since it launched in 2012. Great Britain took the series title last year.
Erik Duvander, USEF Performance Director for Eventing, confirmed that the U.S. will send a team to the Nations Cup finale at Boekelo, as well as Aachen on July 18-20, 2019. While Aachen has not been designated as a Nations Cup leg for a second consecutive year, the event will still host a CCIO4*-S team competition.