Team Germany made history when becoming the very first winners in the brand new Longines League of Nations™ series at the edge-of-the-seat opening leg at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates today where Ireland finished second ahead of Sweden in third. "The new format worked really well", was the reaction.
Christian Kukuk partnering Mumbai, Jörne Sprehe with Sprehe Hot Easy, David Will and My Prins van Dorperheide and Christian Ahlmann with Blueberry posted a final score of eight faults, overtaking the leading Irish who had to settle for runner-up spot when completing on a total of 12.
Hussam Zummit, Head of the Showjumping Department at the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation congratulated the German team on such a victory and went on to add that months of planning have paid off, with a successful show for all, while Mohammed Al Nakhi, Director of the Showjumping Committee added, “I think the new format worked really well, and kept us all on the edge of our seats until the very end. We’re looking forward to working with the FEI again for the 2025 series and will be back bigger, and better.”
Source: Press release