FEI confirms Team GB will contest this year’s Nations Cup

  • Ten teams — including Great Britain — will jump in the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup series, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has confirmed.

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday overturned the FEI’s decision to demote Team GB from showjumping’s super league.

    The decision followed seven months of wrangling between the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and the FEI.

    BEF chief executive Andrew Finding said: “We are delighted that our team will now be able to compete in the FEI Top Level Nations Cup series in 2010.

    “Our wish is to achieve success on the field of play and I am sure our riders will compete with vigour and determination to prove their credentials.”

    The other two teams demoted from the top tier — Italy and Belgium — did not challenge the FEI decision and remain in the promotional league for 2010.

    The Nations Cup series starts at La Baule, France on 14 May.

    The ten teams competing will be: France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and the USA.

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