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Australian Florida Nations Cup team rejected

The conditions were great on day two of the jumping in Rio - Photo Credit Eric Knoll

 

By Equestrian Life

Australia will be without a team at the CDIO3* Nations Cup at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival after the Australian equestrian federation rejected riders’ requests to form a team.

Three US based Australian riders hoped to form a team for the event - which is the only Nations Cup competition outside of Europe. The Sports Director of the Global Festival sent an invitation to EA, however a decision was made by the federation and its dressage committee for Australia not to participate.

The reason for the team’s rejection was because some combinations hoping to compete did not meet Australia’s national selection criteria. Instead, EA has requested that two riders compete individually in the CDIO3*.

A minimum of three and a maximum of four combinations (which can include a mix of Big Tour and Small Tour horses) can make up a team at the Wellington Nations Cup.

As in years gone by, Australian riders competing at the Nations Cup event would have covered their own costs.

 

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