Great Britain to open, Slovakia to close
23.04.2021 - EEF Press Release
Friday, April 23 2021
Draw of the starting order for the Longines EEF Nations Cup Gorla
The first leg of the Longines EEF Series was officially opened with day one of the CSIO3*. The draw of the starting order in the late afternoon was also the first official act of the long-awaited Longines EEF Nations Cup Gorla.
Chefs d’Equipe from the eleven participating teams watched as the draw for the starting order took place this afternoon. The first team to enter the arena tomorrow will be Great Britain, followed, in order, by Argentina, France, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. Italy, the host nation, will be tenth, with Slovakia taking the final round.
- Great Britain
- Czech Republic
The Longines EEF Nations Cup Gorla is scheduled for 11:30 and will be transmitted via Live Streaming from both the EEF and the FISE websites.
EUROPEAN EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION
The EEF (European Equestrian Federation) was founded in 2009 with the aim of addressing the issues of the equestrian sports at a European level. Formally established in February 2010 with the adhesion of 27 National Federations (NF), including Italy, the EEF began to work with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to increase the influence of European nations within the FEI which, at the 2018 General Assembly, unified the FEI I and II groups within the EEF Group. 2015 saw the start of a partnership between the European Equestrian Federation and Longines - the title sponsor, timekeeper and official clock provider of the Longines EEF Series. The EEF currently includes and represents 38 European National Federations.
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Based in Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832, the watchmaking company Longines wields expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships, and as partner of international sports federations, Longines has built strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sport over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watch manufacturer. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.
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LONGINES EEF SERIES
The Longines EEF Series is a show jumping Nations Cup circuit created by the European Equestrian Federation which replaced the FEI Nations Cup Europe Division 2. Launched last year, but postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19, it is divided into four European regional areas - North, South, Central and West - including the 42 National Federations whichform part of the EEF Group of the FEI. The Longines EEF Series includes a qualifying CSIO3 *, two semi-finals and a final, scheduled at the Warsaw CSIO4*. The winner will be admitted to compete at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup (that is, Division 1) in 2022.
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25 July 2021, 11:00 (CEST)