The Danish team chasing a double victory

At the international show jumping and dressage show, Equitour Aalborg sponsored by ECCO a leg of the prestigious international team tournament, FEI Nations Cup is conducted in show jumping as well as dressage. The Danish teams are determined to repeat their success from last year winning the team competition in both disciplines

Last year the Danish riders were immodest enough to secure the victory in both of the international team competitions, FEI Nations Cup in dressage and show jumping. Again this year, prominent international profiles dominate the starting lists, and therefore the Danes need to target very focused on a top placing.

Show jumpers in great shape

The Danish show jumping riders compete in 2nd division, and they need to earn points at Equitour Aalborg in the Titan Containers CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup on Saturday afternoon 26 May. Denmark is in the same group as Norway, Poland, Finland and Luxemburg. From this group the two best nations qualify for the league finale in Budapest in August. The following nations take part in the Titan Containers FEI Nations Cup at Equitour: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Poland, South Africa and Denmark.

Danish team trainer Bo K. Møller has expressed his satisfaction with the good shape the horses and riders displayed in the first classes Thursday. The Danish team consist of: Zascha Nygaard Andreasen, Martin Dinesen Neergaard, Thomas Sandgaard and Andreas Schou whilst Michael Aabo is 5th rider. The TV channel Eurosport will broadcast directly from this major event. The first part of the Nations Cup will be transmitted directly on Eurosport Player as from 16.00 pm whilst the second and final round will be livestreamed on Zibra Sport in Denmark and abroad, whilst the Danes must watch round two on Eurosport.

Blue Hors FEI Nations Cup in dressage

In 2013, the first FEI Nations Cup in dressage. This cup consists of seven competitions from May through August which have kicked off in Wellington, Florida in March and continues in Europe in Compiègne, Uggerhalne, Rotterdam, Falsterbo, Aachen and Hickstead. After the first to competitions Sweden has taken the lead ahead of Denmark. At Equitour Aalborg both Sweden and Denmark are competing, and also the current No. 3 in the cup, the Netherlands is represented by a strong team. Finland will be competing in FEI Nations Cup for the first time this year.

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