The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup series will return to the United States in 2022 after a year away and, for the first time, the competition will be on the West Coast, the U.S. Equestrian Federation and Fédération Equestre International announced Monday.
The series qualifier will take place May 10-15 at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, California.
“Blenheim EquiSports is very excited to be hosting the U.S. leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup in 2022,” Stephanie Lightner of Blenheim EquiSports said in a press release. “It has been our goal to bring international caliber show jumping back to San Juan Capistrano and Southern California, and highlighting the Nations Cup will be the pinnacle of our competition calendar next year.”
The U.S. leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup series was last held in 2020 in Wellington, Florida. The COVID-19 pandemic halted plans for a 2021 edition. As the only qualifier for the series held on U.S. soil, the return of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA will serve as an opportunity for teams from North/Central America and Caribbean to earn points towards qualification for the annual final competition held in Barcelona, Spain, in late September.
Additional details will be released over the next several months, including information on ticket sales, hospitality offerings, and further competition opportunities.