The Busto Arsizio Fei Nations Cup Youth gets underway

Team Italia FEI Nations Cup Youth cerimonia di apertura - Etrea Sport Horses di Busto Arsizio - 15 maggio 2024 - M. Fusetti

National flags and fireworks have accompanied the future generation of showjumping stars during the inaugural ceremony of the Italian leg of the Fei Nations Cup Youth which will be held in Busto Arsizio this week on the Etrea Sport Horses premises.

Busto Arsizio (VA, ITA) – On Wednesday the 15th of May the curtain has been offically raised on the highly competitive showjumping International competition for Ponies, Juniors, Children and Young Riders,  the Fei Nations Cup Youth, hosted in Busto Arsizio on the famous showground called Etrea Sport Horses
Riders from 12 Nations have been warmly welcomed by the international Equestrian Federation – Federation Equestre Internationale – FEI – , the Italian Equestrian Federation (FISE), the Organising Committee and the Etrea family. 

The first day of what is guaranteed to develop into an exciting week of high level showjumping has been dedicated to the vet inspection and to the Opening Ceremony. The Clarissa arena has literally come to life when the riders of all age groups escorted by their national tecnical staff have started to pour into the ring. The cheers, the laughter and joyful enthusiasm of both the athletes and their mentors, the music, the colors of the many national flags and the great fireworks made for the best atmosphere we could have wished for and turned the ceremony into a true party.

The bell will ring for the first class and the first competitor tomorrow (Thursday, 16th of May) and from that moment on everyone will mean business. Friday’s schedule features the first real highlight of the event. On the 17th of May the Young Rider, Junior and Children Nations Cup classes will be held. The Pony Nations Cup will take centre stage on Saturday the 18th while most of the other riders and horses will have an easy time ahead of Sunday’s sportive efforts.

The 19th will be a busy day at the office with 4 Grand Prixs (Pony, Children, Junior and Young Rider) on the agenda and a strong field of athletes battling for individual honors.
The Busto Arsizio Youth International Showjumping event will provide a spectacular showcase of  young talents and celebrate the passion, commitment and dedication the riders and their families put into this fantastic sport and, last buy not least, the extraordinary horses that carry our youth to international glory.

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