Germany wins the FIRST LONGINES FEI JUMPING NATIONS CUP, Spain in final for the first time

Andre Thieme c Nacho Olano

The Spanish team will compete for the first time in the of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, after finishing in second position in the qualifying round held tonight at the Olympic track of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. The second round of the CSIO Barcelona brought together the 15 world best teams in a fantastic equestrian night.
Spain with Manuel Fernández Saro, Ismael García Roque, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar and Sergio Álvarez Moya captained by Carolo López-Quesada only scored three penalty points, being surpassed only by Germany, with two points, in the firt place with Daniel Deusser, Andre thieme, David Will and Christian Ahlmann captained by Otto Becker.
The other teams in the final of the Longines Nations Cup (Sunday 3 p.m.) will be the Netherlands, Brazil, Sweden, Ireland, the United States and Belgium. Norway, Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland were excluded from the Sunday final.
On the other hand, Switzerland, one of the favorites for the final triumph, having recently been proclaimed European champion, will have to confirm its place in the Longines Challenge Cup on Saturday night (9 p.m.).
Holly Smith wins the Negrita Cup

The British rider Holly Smith, riding Fruselli, won the Negrita Cup, a table A against the clock competition, which opened the 109th CSIO Barcelona edition at the Olympic track of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Smith was the fastest of the 20 participants who finished the course without penalty. The American Lillie Keenan, riding Agana Van Het Gerendal Z, placed second, followed by her compatriot Spencer Smith, with Ayade Hero Z. In fourth place finished the Brazilian rider established in the RC Polo, Pedro Veniss (Balada de Colores). The best Spanish representative was Enrique Camiruaga (Vintage), in 20th position.
The Negrita Cup has opened the 109th edition of the CSIO Barcelona, which has been sold out for the Saturday and Sunday sessions. The oldest international sporting event in Spain is back after a year of absence forced by the pandemic. Tomorrow, Saturday, the Copa de SM La Reina – Trofeo Segura Viudas (2 pm) and the Longines Challenge Cup (9 pm), in which the last seven classified in tonight’s qualifying round will compete. 


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