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Sweet Swiss Victory at FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Opener

Monday, May 16, 2022
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FEI NATIONS CUP

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Team Switzerland, under the direction of Chef d’Equipe Dominik Burger, won first place at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ opener at Pratoni del Vivaro on Sunday, pipping Team France, who went home with the silver.

The team from Sweden held onto their Day 2 third-place position to join Switzerland and France on the podium at the prize giving.

In Individual competition, Switzerland’s Robin Godel and Grandeur du Lully CH went home with the spoils. They ended their campaign in Italy on 26.4 points, only 0.4 points above their Day 1 dressage score, clinching the Team victory for the Swiss.

Germany’s Ingrid Klimke and EQUISTRO’s Siena Just Do It took Individual second place with 27.9 points. Nicolas Touzaint of France moved up in the jumping segment to snag third place with Absolut Gold HDC, happy with their 29.4 points that helped France take a top three spot.

Test Event

FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Pratoni

The weekend’s competition at Pratoni was a test event for the FEI World Championships in Eventing to be held there in September. The stunning bucolic venue outside Rome was picture perfect for the May event and is sure to be amazing for the WEG as well.

Phase 1 of the Pratoni competition saw 63 athletes line up to take a turn around the dressage arena, 35 of whom represented nine Nations Cup teams. At the end of the dressage segment, Team Germany were in the lead on 78.7 total points, followed by France on 82.3 points and New Zealand on 87.5.

Teams from Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, and Italy rounded out the field, in that order.

Eager to catch more thrilling Eventing and other hot equestrian competition this summer? FEI TV is the place to watch, with plenty of Nations Cup action to come, as well as the FEI World Championships this Summer. Stay tuned for all the excitement and be sure to keep an eye on FEI.org for news, athlete interviews, and more.

To see more from the Pratoni Test Event - Visit the FEI coverage here