CSIO***** Barcelona, Final (Barcelona, Spain)-
It was an exciting highlight at this year’s CSIO Barcelona: French rider Patrice Delaveau on Carinjo HDC won the “Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona” on Friday night. Furthermore, the event included the final stage of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™. With an outstanding performance, the French team defeated the other qualified nations and won the inaugural Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final on Sunday. The Swiss watch brand Longines was the official timekeeper of the event and the title partner of the Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona.
It was an exciting week-end at this year’s CSIO Barcelona: During 4 days, the spectators attended extraordinary performances of the world’s best riders and horses topped by a first highlight on Friday night presented by the Swiss watch brand: The Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona. After many breath-taking and exciting moments, Patrice Delaveau (FRA) on Carinjo HDC won the competition. Michael Whitaker finished second with his mare Elie van de Kolmen while Beezie Madden on Cortes ‘C’ reached the third place.
The event was rounded off with another highlight on Sunday: the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final. Longines was the official timekeeper of the competition and attended the victory of the French team. With their outstanding performance they defeated the team from Brazil (2nd) and Ireland (3rd).
A total of 18 nations were represented at the final leg of the series in Barcelona: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA. There were three competitions during the Furusiyya Final - the first on Friday, 27th September in which all teams competed over one round, the second on Saturday 28th for the teams not having finished within the top eight on the previous day and the third in which the leading eight nations battled it out for the brand new Furusiyya trophy on Sunday, 29th September.
The Official Watch of this year’s show jumping event in Barcelona was the new Conquest Classic line which is dedicated to Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports. True to the brand’s values of elegance, tradition and performance, this new collection of models, all fitted with self-winding calibres, is at the same time totally contemporary and perfectly timeless.