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About The Series

North American League Kicks Off Third Year

The calendar is complete for the 14 competitions that make up the 2017–2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League series. The action begins in early August in Canada as riders vie for a spot in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, April 4–10, 2018, in Paris, France. Fourteen North American League riders will qualify: seven from the Eastern League, three from the Western League and two each from Canada and Mexico. The North American League is one of 16 that participate in the worldwide FEI World Cup™ Jumping series.

Each venue that hosts a Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifier will also hold two additional classes that will be live-streamed for free on HorseNetwork.com. The individual qualifiers will also be available for free for U.S. and Canadian residents on HorseNetwork.com, and on the subscription-based FEI TV at www.feitv.org. (For more information on the World Cup go to FEI.org.)

New: Fans can participate in Practical Horseman’s travel sweepstakes reward program, beginning August 2017 and continuing through January 2018, for a chance to win a trip to the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final. An entry form is available at www.practicalhorsemanmag.com/paris-travel-sweepstakes. Those who upload a photo of themselves at a North American League competition earn bonus entries.

Eastern League Schedule

  • Aug. 6/2:30 p.m. Eastern Time—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont, Quebec, Canada; part of the International Bromont, Aug. 2–6; www.internationalbromont.org/en/

  • Sept. 17/2 p.m. ET—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping New York; part of the American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm, North Salem, NY, Sept. 12–17; www.theamericangoldcup.com

  • Oct. 28/9 p.m. ET—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington, D.C.; part of the Washington International Horse Show, Oct. 24–29; www.wihs.org

  • Nov. 4/8 p.m. ET—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington, Kentucky; part of the CP National Horse Show, Oct. 31–Nov. 5, www.nhs.org

  • Nov. 8/9 p.m. ET—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto, Ontario, Canada; part of The Royal Horse Show, Nov. 6–11; www.royalfair.org/horseshow.html

  • Feb. 4, 2018/12 p.m. ET—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington, Florida; part of the Palm Beach Masters, Feb. 1–4; www.palmbeachmasters.com

  • March 18/1:30 p.m. ET—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Ocala, Florida; part of the Live Oak International, March 15–18; www.liveoakinternational.com

Western League Schedule

  • Aug. 27/2 p.m. Pacific Time—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Langley, British Columbia, Canada; part of the Summer Fort Festival at Thunderbird Show Park, Aug. 23–27; www.tbird.ca

  • Oct. 7/7:25 p.m. PT—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Sacramento, California; part of the Sacramento International Horse Show, Oct. 4–8; www.westpalmsevents.com/shows/sacramento/

  • Oct. 21/3:15 p.m. PT—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar, California; part of the Del Mar International Horse Show, Oct. 18–22; www.westpalmsevents.com/shows/del-mar/

  • Oct. 28/7:30 p.m. Mountain Time—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary, Alberta, Canada; part of the Royal West, Oct. 24–29; www.royalwest.org

  • Nov. 18/8:15 p.m. PT—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Las Vegas, Nevada; part of the Las Vegas National, Nov. 14–19; www.showpark.com

  • Jan. 27, 2018/3 p.m. Central Time—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Guadalajara, Mexico; part of the Triple Copa Scappino, Jan. 24–28; www.thewonderbrand.com/eqm/micrositio/
  • Feb. 10/3 p.m. PT—Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal, California; part of HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, Feb. 6–11; www.hitsshows.com