Masterlist from Longines EEF Series, Gorla (ITA)

20.04.2021 - EEF Press Release

Tuesday, April 20 2021

Entries from fourteen nations at the CSIO3* of Gorla Minore, Italy, witness the great demand for the return to play


With Brazil and Ireland entering individual riders, the number of nations represented at the Longines EEF Series CSIO3* at Gorla Minore, Varese, Italy from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April has now reached fourteen.

The majority of the 127 competing horses are already stabled at the Equieffe Equestrian Centre, since many took part in the CSI3*, held last week.  That event concluded with the Grand Prix victory of the Italian champion, Piergiorgio Bucci. The remaining horses are expected today.

The 73 competitors entered for the CSIO3* include some of Europe’s most promising young stars. Each nation must now present a team with at least one Under-25 representative; but the Federations have additionally seized the opportunity to develop Amazons and upcoming riders provided by the Longines EEF Series Events.

The line-up is notable. Guido Klatte Jr. from Germany, an Under-25 athete, has already earned a place in the First Team. German rider Richard Vogel and British rider Georgia Tame are also names to watch along with Sanne Thijssen from the Netherlands, who will be representing her country with her father Leon. Two young Italian riders, who have already shown great promise, are the Under-25 Guido Franchi, and the Under-21 Giacomo Casadei, the current Olympic Youth Champion.
In this first leg of the Longines EEF Series, the latest recruits to the European equestrian scene will compete alongside Show Jumping legend John Whitaker of Great Britain and other riders of vast international experience. They include José María Larocca from Argentina, Hans-Dieter Dreher  from Germany, Laura Renwick from Great Britain, Shane Breen and Billy Twomey from Ireland, Wout-Jan Van Der Schans from the Netherlands and Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya.

The host country is strongly represented with a total of sixteen Italian riders. Headed by Chef d’Equipe Marco Porro, the team consists of Antonio Alfonso, Piergiorgio Bucci, Emanuele Camilli, Antonio Garofalo and Guido Franchi (Under-25).

The Event commences with the CSIO3*, next Friday. The Longines EEF Nations Cup will take place on Saturday (from 11.30am) with riders from Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Italy. The Grand Prix will conclude the Event on Sunday (from 3pm).

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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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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 the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup (that is, Division 1) in 2022.
The CSIO at Gorla Minore will take place behind closed doors in compliance with the government regulations in force for international sporting competitions in Italy,aimed at containing the COVID-19 epidemic.
Entrance Passes to the Equieffe Equestrian Center, and movement inside the facility, will therefore be extremely limited and reserved for those who have a proven and immediate necessity.

Luca Paparelli / FISE +39.339.6609530
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