The FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series celebrated its 11th year in 2023, having started as a Trial Series in 2012, when six countries hosted a leg, and the inaugural team title was taken by Germany.
Find out more about the past winners and history of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series below.
The Series is open to all nations fielding one team composed of 3 or 4 riders at each leg and is run under FEI Eventing rules at CICO4* level, with nations accumulating points under a dedicated system for the Series.
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Calendar 2024
Montelibretti (ITA) CCIO4*-NC-S: 14th – 17th March 2024
Haras de Jardy (FRA) CCIO4*-NC-S: Dates TBC
Chatsworth (GBR) CCIO4*-NC-S: 17th – 19th May 2024
Millstreet (IRL) CCIO4*-NC-S: 30th May – 2nd June 2024
Avenches (SUI) CCIO4*-NC-S: 6th – 9th June 2024
Strzegom (POL) CCIO4*-NC-S: 20th – 23rd June 2024
Bromont (CAN) CCIO4*-NC-S: TBC August 2024
Arville (BEL) CCIO4*-NC-S: 15th – 18th August 2024
Boekelo (NED) CCIO4*-NC-L: 10th – 13th October 2024
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2023
Belgium finished the season as the overall winners of the 2023 Eventing Nations Cup Series after a concerted effort all year. They started with a win at Montelibretti and secured points at every leg throughout the year, including finishing on the podium in third place at the final at Boekelo.
Their strategy to secure qualification for Paris 2024 Olympic Games through the Nations Cup Series turned out to be a ‘belt and braces’ approach when they secured their Paris team ticket at the 2023 FEI European Championships, but the same tactic paid off handsomely for Team Italy.
Italy had also targeted the FEI Eventing Nations Cup as a way of qualifying for Paris and, as the third placed nation on the 2023 Nations Cup Series leaderboard (Belgium first on 680 points, France second on 480 and Italy close behind on 475) and the top country without a Paris berth, they took the prized ticket at the Boekelo final.
FEI Eventing Nations Cup Calendar 2023
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Montelibretti (ITA) CCIO4*-S: 9-12 March 2023
Chatsworth (GBR) CCIO4*-S: 12-14 May 2023
Millstreet (IRL) CCIO4*-S: 1-4 June 2023
Strzegom (POL) CCIO4*-S: 22-25 June 2023
Haras de Jardy (FRA) CCIO4*-S: 13-16 July 2023
Avenches (SUI) CCIO4*-S: 20-23 July 2023
Arville (BEL) CCIO4*-S: 17-20 August 2023
Bromont (CAN) CCIO4*-S: 11 - 13 August 2023 (Withdrawn)
Boekelo (NED) CCIO4*-L: 5-8 October 2023
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2022
While the British all-female team - Laura Collett, Ros Canter, Sarah Bullimore and Kirsty Chabert - led throughout the three phases of the final leg of the 2022 FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Boekelo (NED) to win on a score of 95.7 ahead of New Zealand (101.1) and France (110.1), it was Germany that finished as overall Champions of the 2022 FEI Eventing Nations Cup Series on a final score of 450 points.
Italy took overall second place on 415 points, and Sweden third place on 375 points in the 2022 Series.
This year’s Nations Cup Series has proved popular, attracting 16 nations from around the world to compete at a total of eight events staged in Europe and Canada, with Bromont a new addition to the calendar. Ballendenisk (IRE) did go ahead but, with only two teams competing, it did not count for Series points
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Calendar 2022
Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA): 11th – 15th May
Houghton Hall (GBR): 25th – 29th May
Strzegom (POL): 22nd – 26th June
Avenches (SUI): 21st – 24th July
Haras Le Pin (FRA): 11th – 14th August
Arville (BEL): 18th – 21st August
Bromont (CAN): 18th – 21st August
Moscow Region (RUS) Cancelled: 8th – 11th September
Ballindenisk (IRE) Not counted as Nations Cup: 21st - 25th September
Boekelo (NED) Series Final: 6th – 9th October
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2021
It was another a year of ups and downs on the FEI Eventing Nations Cup calendar with nine events originally scheduled but only five taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions and cancellations.
Great Britain won the final leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Boekelo, with the USA placing second and Germany third but the 2021 Series win once again went to Sweden.
Sweden won the overall 2021 FEI Eventing Nations Cup Championship Series, repeating their victory from 2019 , on a total of 285 points, having competed at four of the five events.
Germany took second place on 240 points, having competed at three of the four events and Belgium took third on 230 points, also having competed at three events.
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2021
CCIO4*-NC-S Houghton Hall (GBR): 27 - 30 May 2021
CCIO4*-NC-S Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) Cancelled: 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) Cancelled: 18 - 19 September 2021
CCIO4*-NC-S Waregem (BEL) Cancelled: 9 - 13 September 2021
CCIO4*-NC-S Ballindenisk (IRL) Cancelled: 21-25 April 2021
CCIO4*-NC-L Boekelo (NED) Series Final: 7 - 10 October 2021
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2020
Due to Covid pandemic related cancellations during 2020, only three legs of the FEI Nations Cup were successfully run in the 2020 season.
Team Italy posted a runaway win at the third and last leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2020 series on home ground at Montelibretti, but the overall title went to The Netherlands.
In the lead after the first two legs at Le Pin au Haras (FRA) and Strzegom (POL) in August, the Netherlands took the title after a consistent performance in all three legs.
Tim Lips (Eclips), Janneke Boonzaauer (ACSI Champ de Tailleur), Elaine Pen (Divali) and Laura Hoogeveen (Wicro Quibus NOP) flew the Dutch flag when runners-up behind French winners Thibaut Vallette, Thomas Carlile, Christopher Six and Karim Florent Laghouag at the opening leg at Le Pin au Haras.
And when Germany’s Ingrid Klimke, Andreas Dibowski, Beeke Jankowski and Heike Jahncke came out on top in Strzegom later in August then Hoogeveen was joined by Merel Blom (Ceda NOP), Jordy Wilken (Burry Spirit) and Raf Kooremans (Dimitri NOP) to fill second spot.
Their total of 180 points couldn’t be bettered at Montelibretti, and the final standings at the end of the abbreviated FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2020 series were:
1. Netherlands - 180 points
2. Italy - 170 points
3. Poland - 160 points
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2020
CCIO4*-NC-S Le Pin au Haras (FRA): 12th - 16th August
CCIO4*-NC-S Strzegom (POL): 27th - 30th August
CCIO4*-NC-S Montelibretti (ITA): 22nd - 25th October
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2019
In the thrilling finale to the FEI Eventing Nations Cup 2019 series at Boekelo 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.
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.
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2019
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
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
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2018
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
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2017
Germany 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 was 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.
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 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 its 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), 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
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2016
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
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2015
Ireland scored their first ever win in the FEI Nations Cup Eventing in superb style at Boekelo (NED), final leg of the 2015 season, after four fine Cross Country performances over an influential track.
The USA finished second, which was also their best result since the FEI Nations Cup Eventing began in 2012. New Zealand was third and, as a result, beat Japan in this Asia-Pacific Olympic qualifier to secure their ticket to Rio 2016.
Great Britain, the only nation to contest all seven legs this year, finished fifth at Boekelo but they easily sealed their place at the head of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing final leaderboard by seven points over Germany.
Great Britain has been committed to the FEI Nations Cup Eventing since the concept started in 2012, always drawing from a pool of younger riders who have not had senior team experience. This year, they won at Ballindenisk (IRL) and Strzegom (POL) and were disappointed not to triumph on home ground at Houghton Hall (GBR) where they were beaten by Germany. They were also third at Fontainebleau (FRA) and fourth at Waregem and, by contesting all seven legs this season, were able to discard their eighth place at Aachen (GER) in the final scoresheet.
Germany have been Britain’s great rivals in the FEI Nations Cup Eventing, topping the leaderboard in 2013 and 2014. They won three times this year, in Houghton Hall, Aachen and Waregem (BEL), but missed Fontainebleau and Ballindenisk and so could not overtake Britain this time.
This is the first year Australia has played such a prominent part in the FEI Nations Cup Eventing and they have generally drawn on the same quartet of riders for the six events they contested, with their best results being second places at Fontainebleau and Strzegom.
France has been strong in the FEI Nations Cup Eventing from the start, and heroically made the long journey to Ireland for Ballindenisk. Their best result in five starts was their win on home ground at Fontainebleau. The Netherlands, fifth in the final table, competed at six out of seven events, their best result being a third place at Waregem.
FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2015
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
In 2015 a new rule was 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)
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2014
Following two successful trial years of this new series team competition in 2012 and 2013, the FEI Bureau approved its continuation in 2014, with Germany’s five wins clinching the 2014 Series
Germany, Great Britain, and France took the top three spots of the 2014 FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series.
Each contested seven out of nine legs, but Germany’s five consecutive wins at Strzegom (POL), Aachen (GER), Malmo (SWE), Montelibretti (ITA) and Waregem (BEL) made them invincible in the final reckoning with 67 points
Britain scored one win, at Ballindenisk (IRL), plus four seconds and two thirds for 63 points in total; France won the opening event on home ground at Fontainebleau (FRA) and finished on 55 points
New Zealand secured fourth place overall with just three outings: two wins, at Houghton Hall (GBR) and Boekelo (NED), and fourth place at Aachen (GER).
A total of 15 nations took part in this year’s FEI Nations Cup Eventing.
The FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2014
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
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series 2013
Following a first successful trial year in 2012 of the Eventing Nations Cup series the FEI Bureau approved another trial year in 2013.
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
The FEI Nations Cup Calendar 2013
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 Eventing Series 2012
A brand new six-leg series, which took place on a trial basis in 2012, was open to all nations fielding one team composed of 3 or 4 riders at each leg. The FEI Nations Cup Eventing 2012 was 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.
Mike Etherington-Smith, Chief Executive of British Eventing, worked closely with the FEI Eventing Committee on developing this new 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.”
Six nations organised a leg of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing series in the inaugural year
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