Changes to the FEI World Cup USA League presented in Miami.
Next season’s calendar for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North America League has recently been presented in Miami, the same setting which will host the start of the new Longines Global Champions Tour season at the start of April.
The three ambassadors are a mixture of experienced professionals and young talents: Beezie Madden (the most successful US horsewoman of all time and the only female athlete currently in the top-10 of the Longines ranking), Jessica Springsteen (winner of the American Gold Cup) and Hannah Selleck (gold medal winner in the individual and team event in the young rider category and regarded as the rising star of US show-jumping).
However as of next season the two leagues, the North-Western America League and North-Eastern America League, will be joined together and for a total of 14 World Cup legs. This new and larger division represents the ideal opportunity to increase the prestige and appeal of the American competition and as a result the visibility and fame of the US athletes on an international scale.
Longines has been confirmed as the official partner which will be providing the state of the art means to ensure all events run smoothly such as the precision timing and data entry for every one of the 14 legs. To mark this change and ahead of the imminent World Cup final in Las Vegas, the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping trophy will be on display at the Morays boutique in Miami before being moved to Las Vegas for the final.
Starting to look ahead to next season, and with the changes to the American calendar in mind, the date of the World Cup final (which will be held in Gothenburg and at the same time as the Dressage World Cup) will be brought forward to the month of March.
Photo – Beezie Madden & Cortes C’