Nations Cup jumping venues announced

Britain’s showjumpers will open their Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup campaign on 22 May in Rome.

Britain, which is among the 10 teams in Europe division 1, will chase points in 4 of the 8 Nations Cup venues for this division: Rome, Falsterbo (11 July), Hickstead (1 August) and Dublin (8 August). Although they can compete at the other 12 Nations Cup competitions in Europe division 1 and 2, they are not eligible to chase points.

Besides the Netherlands, Ukraine and Germany, Britain will face France in Rome — the only venue at which they will be up against the defending champions.

The top 7 teams in division 1 qualify for the Furusiyya Final, which will take place in Barcelona (9-12 October).

The series starts in Lummen, Belgium on 2 May, where France will take on the host country Belgium, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Britain hosts the penultimate leg, Hickstead — facing Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium — before the team heads to Dublin for the final leg a week later.