CSI5*-W Jumping Verona: the list of participants confirmed ahead of FEI World Cup.
The list of participants for the Italian stage of the FEI World Cup in Verona has been confirmed and it includes the European Champion Roger-Yves Bost and the vice World Champion Patrice Delaveau. From Great Britain, we have the ex no. 2 in the world rankings Ben Maher and 2 members of the Whitaker family: Michael and the younger William.
Germany’s riding stars will also be present with Ludger Beerbaum, Daniel Deusser, Hans-Dieter Dreher, Marcus Ehning and Meredith Michaels Beerbaum all intent on going for glory. The hosts Italy will be fielding a lengthy list of riders: Roberto Arioldi, Giorgia Matilde Bianchi, Filippo Bologni, Piergiorgio Bucci, Andrea Campagnaro, Simone Coata, Lorenzo De Luca, Massimiliano Ferrario, Francesco Franco, Juan Carlos Garcia, Emanuele Gaudiano, Giulia Martinengo Marquet, Luca Maria Moneta, Luigi Polesello and Roberto Previtali.
Switzerland will be represented by the recently crowned national champion Martin Fuchs, Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat, Jane Richard Phillips, Pius Schwizer and Janika Sprunger. Malin Baryard Johnsson and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson will be flying the flag for Sweden. Kent Farrington is USA’s sole representative.
A total of 134 horses and 49 riders will be present. 17 nations will be represented and there is plenty of TV coverage dedicated to this prestigious event. For those residing in Italy they can follow it all on Rai Sport 2 (channel 228 on Sky and 59 on digital terrestrial):
Friday 7th November: Selleria Equipe Prize at 15.30.
Saturday 8th November: Small Miasuki GP at 15.10.
Sunday 9th November: Longines FEI World Cup GP from 14.30.
Please see here for more information: http://www.jumpingverona.it/en/star-studded_line-up_for_jumping_verona_2014