The top of dressage and show jumping in Finland in July

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AINO NATIONS CUP FINLAND

FEI Nations Cup™ series is a team challenge where riders have a chance to gain success and FEI ranking points, and to qualify for European Championships and Tokyo Olympic games 2020. FEI Nations Cup has been held since 1909 and is the oldest and most prestigious international series for international teams. Aino Nations Cup Finland is an unique equestrian sports game due to the fact the best of show jumping and dressage will be competing side by side for success and Olympic ranking points during the same weekend and on the same arena.

This summer’s series is significant as it caters for an opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games and gain necessary ranking points. The road to the Olympics happens in two phases; national places are secured by Olympic ranking points that are gained at international competitions. Countries that gain most points, secure their place in the games. After this those riders that gained necessary high scores are invited to represent their country.

The international equestrian federation has granted Finland the Nations Cup for four successive years. At least the first two will be held at Aino, after which the location will be negotiated with Ypäjä Equine College.

Dressage CDIO**** competitions

In 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ expanded the series to include dressage, which has since then gained in popularity. During 2019 riders will compete in eight legs, out of which one will be held at Aino in the beginning of July. The CDIO**** Nations Cup series is held in Finland for the first time. We are expecting the best riders from 13 countries to attend.

Do you want to know more about the dressage Nations Cup? Read more on FEI’s page here.

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Dressage CDIO**** competitions

In 2013 FEI Nations Cup™ expanded the series to include dressage, which has since then gained in popularity. During 2019 riders will compete in eight legs, out of which one will be held at Aino in the beginning of July. The CDIO**** Nations Cup series is held in Finland for the first time. We are expecting the best riders from 13 countries to attend.

Do you want to know more about the dressage Nations Cup? Read more on FEI’s page here.

FEI Dressage
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Show Jumping CSIO** competitions

The show jumping at Aino Nations Cup Finland is held as a CSIO** competition. The show jumping Nations Cup series has been held since 1909. Nowadays the series is divided into two divisions: the super league and the 2nd division. Finland competes in the 2nd division. The show jumping Nations Cup has previously been held in Finland, in Helsinki at the Laakso stadium, at Hamina Bastioni and Ypäjä. However, it’s been ten years since the last series in Finland. At Aino Nations Cup Finland on 4 to 7 July course designer Andreas Bamberger and his assisting course designer Johanna Mikkola are responsible for designing the track.

Do you want to know more about the show jumping Nations Cup? Read more on FEI’s page here.

Show Jumping CSIO** competitions

The show jumping at Aino Nations Cup Finland is held as a CSIO** competition. The show jumping Nations Cup series has been held since 1909. Nowadays the series is divided into two divisions: the super league and the 2nd division. Finland competes in the 2nd division. The show jumping Nations Cup has previously been held in Finland, in Helsinki at the Laakso stadium, at Hamina Bastioni and Ypäjä. However, it’s been ten years since the last series in Finland. At Aino Nations Cup Finland on 4 to 7 July course designer Andreas Bamberger and his assisting course designer Johanna Mikkola are responsible for designing the track.

Do you want to know more about the show jumping Nations Cup? Read more on FEI’s page here.

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