by the FEI President It is my pleasure to welcome you to Rotterdam for the fourteenth Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping qualifier of the 2016 season. Three years ago the new format for this
historic series was put in place, dividing the world into six qualifying regions. This has
allowed more riders from more countries to participate and in turn has broadened the audience of this prestigious series.
This season Rotterdam once again hosts
one of nineteen qualifiers in a global series with all teams fighting for a spot in
the Final taking place at the iconic Real Club de Polo in Barcelona in September. For those competing who have also qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games
this promises to be an emotional year as Rio 2016 falls between the penultimate and last qualifying leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping.
The support of Furusiyya and especially HRH Prince Faisal for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping, cannot be over stated and has been essential in the development and restructuring of this world class series.
Our gratitude also goes out to Longines, Top Partner of the FEI and Official Time-
keeper of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping series, for their continued
commitment to the series and the ideals for which it stands. On behalf of the
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) I wish every success to those athletes competing here, I would also like to extend our appreciation to the event
organisers, officials, media, volunteers and spectators for all their invaluable contributions for what promises to be an exhilarating event. Ingmar De Vos, FEI President 5
CHIO programmaboek 2016