FEI confirms Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking for 2024 and the top 10 Nations on the list!
The FEI’s new flagship Series gets underway in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 8 February 2024 and here are the 10 teams...
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The FEI has published the Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking, for 2024 which features the ten teams that are qualified for the FEI’s new flagship Series which gets underway in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 8 February 2024.
No stranger to podiums and with great depth of talent, the top ten teams on the Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking include Ireland – in frontrunner position – followed by USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Brazil.
These ten teams have now been invited to confirm their participation in the inaugural Longines League of Nations™ season which will see the world’s best Jumping teams compete against each other at four qualifiers in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Ocala (USA), St. Gallen (SUI) and Rotterdam (NED), in order to secure one of the coveted spots at the Longines League of Nations™ Final in Barcelona (ESP) where the best eight nations will battle for the title.
"The Longines League of Nations is all about the team, and working together to achieve something greater than any individual performance,” said FEI President Ingmar De Vos.
“To be in the top ten of the Longines League of Nations Qualification Ranking is in itself a huge achievement, and I want to congratulate all the individuals that have contributed to their nation’s ranking – from the athletes, the owners, the grooms, the Chefs d’Equipe, the support teams, the trainers and of course the National Federations, because that was a big team effort!
“We are really excited and working closely with the Organisers to provide the very best platform to showcase the very best sport from the very best nations, and we are looking forward to working closely with the ten nations that will be part of the Longines League of Nations Series in 2024.
“And lastly, I want to thank our Top Partner Longines for their incredible support and commitment to this historic Series and everything that it stands for in our community.”
Longines League of Nations™ 2024 Series calendar
8 - 11 February: Abu Dhabi (UAE)
19 - 23 March: Ocala, FL (USA)
30 May - 2 June: St. Gallen (SUI)
20 - 23 June: Rotterdam (NED)
3 - 6 October: Barcelona (ESP) - Final
Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking for 2024 season (top ten nations and points)
1. Ireland (IRL) – 13834 pts
2. United States of America (USA) – 13532 pts
3. France (FRA) – 12890 pts
4. Germany (GER) – 12876 pts
5. Switzerland (SUI) – 12514 pts
6. Great Britain (GBR) – 12045 pts
7. Netherlands (NED) – 11957 pts
8. Belgium (BEL) – 11552 pts
9. Sweden (SWE) – 10237 pts
10. Brazil (BRA) – 9289 pts
The full Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking (Nations 1-21) can be seen here.
About the Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking
The Longines League of Nations™ Qualification Ranking was created to establish an annual Team Ranking and is part of the Longines League of Nations™ Rules. The Qualification Ranking used for qualification for the Longines League of Nations™ is calculated based on the combined points of each NF’s 6 best Athletes of which at least 1 must be an U25 Athlete on the Longines Ranking.
For the inaugural 2024 Season, the Qualification Ranking was established based upon the regular monthly Longines Ranking that was published after the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2023.
As from 2024, the Longines League of Nations™ Ranking will be based upon the regular monthly Longines Ranking that is published after the conclusion of the LLN Final of the respective season. The winning team from the Longines League of Nations™ Series is automatically qualified for the following season.
For more details on the qualification system for the teams, refer to the Longines League of Nations™ Rules here.