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FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2021


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CCIO4*-NC-S  Houghton Hall (GBR)

27 - 30 May 2021


CCIO4*-NC-S  Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA)


10 - 13 June 2021

CCIO4*-NC-S  Strzegom (POL)

24 - 27 June 2021


CCIO4*-NC-S  Le Pin au Haras (FRA)

12 - 15 August 2021


CCIO4*-NC-S  Arville (BEL)

19 - 22 August 2021


CCIO4*-NC-S  Bromont (CAN)


18 - 19 September 2021 (new dates)


CCIO4*-NC-S  Waregem (BEL)


09 - 13 September 2021


CCIO4*-NC-S  Ballindenisk (IRL)


21 - 25 April 2021


CCIO4*-NC-L  Boekelo (NED)

07 - 10 October 2021



FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2019


Team Sweden (Hanna Berg; Viktoria Carlerbäck; Anna Nilsson) take the 2019 Nations Cup Series win at Boekelo


In the thrilling finale to the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2019 series at Boekelo, The Netherlands, Team Germany posted their fourth win of the season while league leaders Sweden held on to take the series title.

The new Olympic format led to plenty of head-scratching during the four-day fixture at which the German team took command at the outset and never flinched. Without a drop score, the multi-medalled Sandra Auffarth (Let’s Dance 73), Michael Jung (fischerRocana FST) and Ingrid Klimke (SAP Asha P) put just 78.10 penalty points on the board after Dressage, with Auffarth also leading the individual rankings on her mark of 24.90.

And with a hat-trick of Cross-Country zeros, this phenomenal threesome looked all but unassailable going into the final Jumping phase.


      Germany wins the final leg at Boekelo


However there was plenty of movement below them as the cross-country course designed by Adrian Ditcham played its part. Australia climbed from sixth to second thanks to brilliant clear runs inside the time by Chris Burton (Clever Louis) and Kevin McNab (Fernhill Tabasco), and the Belgians rocketed up from seventh to third, thanks in no small part to a great performance from Lara de Liedekerke-Meier (Alpaga d’Arville) and just 3.6 time penalties for Constantin van Rijckevorsel (Beat It).

With a two-phase tally of 117.50 they were lying just over three points behind Australia and just ahead of the Japanese who were in fourth going into the final day, while the Swiss also made serious headway when soaring up from 12th to fifth, their running total of 125.90 leaving them just eight points adrift of their Belgian rivals as the action resumed

The team partnerships were last to go, and the Belgians dropped down the leaderboard when adding 30.80 to their tally. However despite the addition of just 0.40 for pathfinder Caroline Gerber (Tresor de Chignan CH) for going over the time, the Swiss also lost their grip when putting 30.00 more on the board. Robin Godel (Grandeur de Lully CH) collected 13.20 on his tour of the 12-fence track while Tiziana Realini (Toubleu de Rueire), who had produced one of those precious cross-country clears, posted 16.4 to bring their team total of 155.9, leaving the Swiss just behind their Belgian rivals in seventh place at the end of the day.


2019 saw seven events hosting legs of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series

The only non-European leg, at The Plains, USA, was dropped with all seven competitions taking place in Europe. The first leg was at Houghton Hall in England in May with the Series final at the ever popular Boekelo in Holland in October


CCIO4*-NC-S  Houghton Hall (GBR)

23 - 26 May 2019

CCIO4*-NC-S  Pratoni Del Vivaro (ITA)

5 - 9 June 2019

CCIO4*-NC-S  Strzegom (POL)

26 - 30 June 2019

CCIO4*-NC-S  Camphire Cappoquin (IRL)

24 - 28 July 2019

CCIO4*-NC-S  Le Haras du Pin (FRA)

7 - 11 August 2019

CCIO4*-NC-S  Waregem (BEL)

19 - 22 September 2019

CCIO4*-NC-L  Boekelo (NED)

10 - 13 October 2019



FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2018



Event Date
CICO 3* Vairano (ITA)                 20 - 22 April 2018
CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR)   25 - 27 May 2018
CICO 3* Strzegom (POL)          29 June - 1 July 2018
CICO 3* The Plains (USA)        6 - 8 July 2018
CICO 3* Le Haras du Pin (FRA) 11 - 15 August 2018
CICO 3* Millstreet (IRL) 24 - 26 August 2018
CICO 3* Waregem (BEL) 21 - 23 September 2018
CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED) 11 - 14 October 2018


Great Britain won the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2018, taking overall victory in the final series leg at Boekelo (NED).  Great Britain crept ahead of France to win the series on a total of 570 points, France finished in second place with 540 points and Germany third with 420 points. 

The 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing was contested over eight events, seven across Europe plus The Plains (USA) as the world’s only team eventing series. Great Britain contested seven out of the eight legs with wins in The Plains (USA) and Waregem (BEL) as well as runner-up spots in Strzegom (POL), Millstreet (IRE) and Boekolo (NED).

France headed up the points table leading into the final leg at Boekelo but the experienced British team of Alexander Bragg riding Shannondale Percy (11th), Laura Collett and London 52 (2nd), Pippa Funnell and Maybach (14th) and Izzy Taylor riding Direct Cassino (32nd) overtook the French team at Beokelo, who finished in seventh place when their star performer during the week, Astier Nicolas’ Alertamalib'Or, in fifth place after the cross country, was withdrawn before the second horse inspection

Laura Collett was best of the Brits putting in an outstanding performance across the phases to finish in individual second place behind Germany’s Julia Krajewski. Alexander Bragg and Shannondale Percy finished in 11th, Pippa Funnell and Maybach in 14th and Izzy Taylor and Direct Cassino in 32nd.

Team results from the final series leg at Military Boekelo (NED)

  1. Germany 94.00 points
  2. Great Britain 99.90 points
  3. Sweden 107.70 points

 Final 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing standings

  1. Great Britain 570
  2. France 540
  3. Germany 420

View the full 2018 Nations Cup Standings here


FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2017


Germany has won the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing for the fourth time since the series began in 2012. A fine performance for second place behind New Zealand at the final leg this weekend at Boekelo (NED) took Germany 80 points ahead of Great Britain on the series leader board, with France finishing in third overall.

FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing is contested over nine events across Europe plus The Plains (USA), and is the world’s only team Eventing series.

Germany contested seven out of nine legs of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, scoring a remarkable five wins: at Strzegom (POL), Houghton Hall (GBR), Wiener Neustadt (AUT), on home ground at Aachen (GER) and at Waregem (BEL). The team was also third at Haras du Pin (FRA).

Britain, twice winners of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, travelled out to the US leg at The Plains as well as all eight European legs. Their seven best scores included five runner-up spots (at Strzegom, Houghton Hall, Tattersalls, Haras du Pin and Waregem) and they had a 10-point advantage over Germany going into the final leg. However, Boekelo proved a disappointing weekend with the horses and riders facing tough weather conditions: Laura Collett was eliminated for a cross country fall and both Tom McEwen and Matt Heath had to withdraw before jumping.

France, always enthusiastic supporters of FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, which aims to give team experience to a wide range of riders, contested five legs and won two, at Tattersalls (IRL) and the home leg at Haras du Pin.

“A total of 18 nations took part this year, which is very exciting for the development of the sport,” says Catrin Norinder, FEI Director Eventing and Olympic. “We have seen countries field teams for the first time, including Austria, Hungary the Czech Republic, and there have been great performances from some of the world’s top athletes alongside many new names making their team debuts. This year we also welcomed a new venue, Wiener Neustadt in Austria, which attracted eight teams.”

“This is a valuable series in terms of offering team experience to a wide range of athletes and we’re thrilled that so many have taken up the challenge.”

The final event of the series at Boekelo saw Team New Zealand lead throughout to triumph out of 11 starting nations, with Tim Price also taking the individual honours on Cekatinka. German Olympian Andreas Dibowski led his three less experienced team mates to a close second place, just 4.4 penalties behind, and Australia finished in third, with Christopher Burton and Cooley Lands the only combination to finish inside the time across country.


Final Standings 2017

CICO 3* Fontainebleau (FRA) (Cancelled)

 22 - 26 March

CICO 3* Montelibretti (ITA)

 22 - 23 April

CICO 3* Strzegom (POL)

 17 - 21 May

CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR)

 25 - 28 May

CICO 3* Tattersalls (IRL)

 31 May - 4 June

CICO 3* Wiener Neustadt (AUT)

 30 June - 2 July

CICO 3* The Plains (USA)

 8 - 9 July

CICO 3* Aachen (GER)

 19 - 23 July

CICO3* Haras le Pin (Addition)

10 -13 August

CICO 3* Waregem (BEL)

 22 - 24 September

CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)

 5 - 8 October


FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2016



In 2016 Germany won a third FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing title in five years, beating Great Britain, the winners of the ninth and final leg at Boekelo (NED), by 20 points.

The two countries have been close rivals since the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing started in 2012, with Britain heading the final leaderboard in 2013 and 2015, and both teams have scored three wins each this season.

Germany could only manage fourth place at Boekelo but the best seven scores in the series count and, therefore, Britain, which has contested eight out of nine legs this year, including the new competition at The Plains (USA), had to drop their lowest score: 55 points for a sixth place at Fontainebleau (FRA).

France, which has also shown great consistency over seven legs of the 2016 Nations Cup™ Eventing season and won at Vairano (ITA) last month, finished third in the table. The Netherlands, which has contested five legs, was fourth, and Australia, which scored a memorable win in Aachen (GER), was fifth.

Britain was third after Dressage at Boekelo but soared into a clear lead with three brilliant cross-country performances, all inside the optimum time of 10 minutes 50 seconds.

“Yet again, the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing has provided a brilliant and exciting competition to follow and it’s great that so many teams are using it to bring on up-and-coming riders to prepare for championships,” said Catrin Norinder, the FEI’s Director of Eventing and Olympic.

“There has been much to celebrate, look forward to providing another great season in 2017.”



FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2016 Final standings

1 Germany 620 points

2 Great Britain 600

3 France 535

4 Netherlands 345

5 Australia 305

6 Ireland 290

7 Italy 275

8 USA 255

9 Sweden 230

10 New Zealand 220

9 Belgium 215

12 Switzerland 125

13 Norway 90

14 Canada 90


The 2016 FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series saw nine events on the calendar including a new venue for Italy and the addition of an American leg


FRA CICO 3* Fontainebleau 23-25 March 2016

IRL CICO3* Ballindenisk 22-24 April 2016

GBR CICO 3* Houghton Hall 26-29 May 2016

POL CICO 3* Strzegom 24-26 June 2016

USA CICO 3* The Plains, VA 8-10 July 2016

GER CICO 3* Aachen 14-17 July 2016

ITA CICO 3* Vairano, Milano 16-18 September 2016

BEL CICO 3* Waregem 22-25 September 2016

NED CCIO 3* Boekelo 06-09 October 2016

Click here to see the new rules for 2016


FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2015



Click here to view the 2015 Series Results


CICO 3* Fontainebleau (FRA)

19 - 22 March 2015

CICO 3* Ballindenisk (IRL)

24 - 26 April 2015

CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR)

28 - 31 May 2015

CICO 3* Strzegom (POL)

25 - 28 June 2015

CICO 3* Aachen (GER)

11 - 14 August 2015

CICO 3* Montelibretti (ITA)

17 - 20 September 2015

CICO 3* Waregem (BEL)

24 - 27 September 2015

CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)

08 - 11 October 2015


The FEI’s team Eventing series, the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing, is open to all nations fielding one team composed of 3 or 4 riders at each leg, and runs under FEI Eventing rules at CICO and CCIO 3* level with riders accumulating points under a dedicated system. The teams will be composed of 3 or 4 riders from the same nation with the 3 best results of each team will be taken into account for the team classification. There is no limit to the number of Nation’s Cup events that Athletes / Horses can compete in

In 2015 a new rule has been applied whereby a minimum of three teams must entered and compete at each Event of the Series in order to validate the Event as a Nations Cup (to be finalised by the entry date)

Click here to view the results of the FEI Nations Cup 2014. To view our  Nations Cup eventing coverage, place your cursor on the FEI Nations Cup Eventing menu item in the top Menu bar and it will bring up a list of events. You can then click on the link to view all articles available for each event to date


      Germany was victorious as the overall champions in 2015



FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2014

Following two successful trial years of this new series team competition in 2012 and 2013, the FEI Bureau has approved its continuation in 2014.

The FEI Nations Cup series events in 2014 are;

CICO 3* Fontainebleau (FRA)

19 - 23  March 2014

CICO 3* Ballindenisk (IRL)

10 - 14 April 2014

CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR)

22 - 25 May 2014

CICO 3* Strzegom (POL)

26 - 29 June 2014

CICO 3* Aachen (GER)

15 - 20 July 2014

CICO 3* Malmö (SWE)

1 - 3 August 2014

CICO 3* Montelibretti (ITA)

19 - 21 September 2014

CICO 3* Waregem (BEL)

25 - 28 September 2014

CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)

9 - 12 October 2014


To view our 2014 Nations Cup eventing coverage, place your cursor on the FEI Nations Cup Eventing menu item in the top Menu bar and it will bring up a list of events. You can then click on the link to view all articles available for each event to date

In 2012 Germany won the inaugural FEI Nations Cup Eventing series but a squad of young British riders pipped them at the post for the overall series title in 2013. The winner of the series is decided by the accumulation of points obtained in each Nations Cup Competition with the best five results out of the six events counting towards the Final classification; Great Britain just beat Germany by one point with their five best scores totalling 51 compared to Germany’s 50




FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series 2013


Germany wins inaugural FEI Nations Cup series 2012

      Germany won the inaugural FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ series 2012


Following a first successful trial year in 2012 of the Eventing Nations Cup™ series the FEI Bureau have approved another trial year in 2013. The team competition, open to all nations, at CIO- Short and Long level runs under CIO*** FEI rules for eventing and seven nations are organising a leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series in 2013

They are;

CICO 3* Fontainebleau FRA 21 - 24 March 2013

CICO 3* Houghton Hall GBR 23 - 25 May 2013

CICO 3* Strzegom POL 30 May - 2 June 2013

CICO 3* Aachen GER 25 -30 June 2013

CICO 3* Montelibretti ITA 21 - 23 September 2013

CICO 3* Waregem BEL 26 - 29 September 2013

CICO 3* Boekelo NED 10 -13 October 2013



FEI Nations Cup 2012

The brand new six-leg series, which will take place on a trial basis in 2012, is open to all nations fielding one team composed of 3 or 4 riders at each leg. The FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2012 will be run under FEI Eventing rules at CICO and CCIO 3* level and riders will accumulate points under a dedicated system created for the new series.


       Australia's Sammi Birch competing at Boekelo 2012


 Mike Etherington-Smith, Chief Executive of British Eventing, is working closely with the FEI Eventing Committee on developing this news series. “This exciting new idea for a Team Competition at 3* level, which is open to all nations, has taken some time to pull together. We all very much hope that it will capture the interest and imagination of National Federations, riders, Organising Committees, sponsors and the media,” he explained.

“The FEI Nations Cup Eventing series is also seen as an exciting opportunity for riders to gain valuable team experience, and for National Federations to use it to improve performance as well as adding an interesting dimension to the sport.”

This year 6 nations are organising a leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series

  • CICO 3* Fontainebleau, France 22 -25 March 2012
  • CICO 3* Houghton Hall, England 24  - 27 May 2012
  • CICO 3* Strzegom-W., Poland 1 - 3 June 2012
  • CICO 3* Aachen, Germany 3 -8 July 2012
  • CICO 3* Montelibretti, Italy 21 - 23 September 2012
  • CICO 3* Boekelo, Netherlands 11 - 14 October 2012