In less than a month of the Satos International Grand Prix again Starting today, the Madrid Country Club is hosting another major weekend, with seven events and 220,000 euros in prizes, with the Nations Cup scheduled for Saturday afternoon. of the Longines EEF Series, as most relevant: it belongs to the second division of the European Federation’s team competition and in which Spain appears with the possibility of qualifying for the semifinals in Deauville (France) in June. With ten countries fighting for the five places for the final in Warsaw (Poland) in September, where only the first will achieve promotion to the first division. It has been 14 years since the Cup passed through Madrid,
After the draw of the competition by country, with teams of five riders, on Saturday from 4:30 p.m. Spain will start in fifth position and will compete with Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, the United States, Mexico and Chile. Carolo López-Quesada has decided that the Spanish team will be formed Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, Manuel Fernández, Mariano Martínez Bastida, Santiago Níuñez and the horsewoman Carmen García-Torres, 23 years old and debutant in the absolute national team.
In the format of the Nations Cup event, four riders per country jump under the two-race scale and in each one the worst result is discarded, so only three runs of each lap are counted. In the event of equal points in first place, there would be a tiebreaker: one pairing would take to the track per country to decide the final order of the best.
In the Clud de Campo stables there are registered for the weekend 190 horses from 86 riders of thirteen nationalities, and the competition closes on Sunday afternoon with the Caser Award after the selection of the best classified in the Nations Cup and the Suzuki Award events.