Fired Up

16 September 2016

This may not be what you'd expect to see at an FEI equestrian event, but guess what?

This was one of the amazing shows that made up 3 days of spectacular entertainment and world-class equestrian sports at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final last year in Barcelona.


If you've never been to an equestrian event before, then this could be the one to kick off your impending horsey obsession.  Set in the vibrant, energetic city of Barcelona, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final is the ultimate showdown of the best Jumpers on the planet, and what a show they put on.


The experience will be nothing short of electrifying, and if you need a crash course on what this is all about, take a look through a few images from last year’s extravaganza, as well as a few bite-sized pieces of info as a taster of what's to come.  

As well as this, you have the chance to win some great prizes courtesy of Longines and Ariat - just by posting your best images to our social media spaces.  Check out the info HERE.

To kick off, check out the trailer for this year...



To highlight the trust and teamwork that’s needed in equestrian sports, we decided to hook up with the 120 members of the “Els Castellers de Barcelona” and build a human tower. 

Yes, you read right.

The members, aged between 6 and 70, built the symbolic human tower to showcase a shared set of deep rooted values, as The Castellers literally embody the concept of team building, and that team spirit is equally important in equestrian sport.

It also made for a cool photo…



At the closing ceremony last year, we had non other than Carly Rae Jepsen belting out some of her pop-hits to entertain the crowd.

She shot to fame in 2012 after her single Call Me Maybe reached number one in 18 countries worldwide. She has since released a number of smash hits, including I Really Like You and Run Away With Me.




  • Since 2009, France has won the title 4 times, Germany twice, Netherlands once and Belgium once, last year.
  • The total prize fund for the competition is €2 million.
  • 20 countries will be bidding for the title of Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 champions.  

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Columbia, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, , Sweden, Switzerland, and USA, if you must know.


For Terms and Conditions of the competition, please see HERE


Text by Louise Parks, Paul Stretton/FEI

Photography by Richard Juilliart, Martin Angerbauer & Daniel Kaiser

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