The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2020 in Barcelona (ESP) has been cancelled. The cancellation is a joint decision taken by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Spanish National Federation (Real Federación Hípica Española) and the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (RCPB), longtime host of the FEI Nations Cup™ Final. The Barcelona Final was scheduled to be held October 2-4.
“We have looked at every scenario, including potentially running the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final without spectators, but the combination of the situation in Catalonia and the ongoing international travel restrictions has meant that unfortunately, this year’s Final cannot go ahead in Barcelona. The risks are simply too great,” said FEI President Ingmar De Vos.
The European Equestrian Federation (EEF) announced in April that, due to the global pandemic, the launch of the Longines EEF Series had been postponed to 2021. As a result, there will be no promotion and relegation this year, thus Nations Cup Division 1 will start with the same 10 teams for the 2021 season – Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.