Halfway between California state capital and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range...
...the postage stamp town of Rancho Murieta will host some of the nation’s best show jumpers for an intense week of competition, October 4–9, 2016.
Since 2015, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League has brought new prestige to this stop on the calendar. The new league reduced the number of World Cup qualifiers to just 14 in North America, and Sacramento was one of the venues that retained its spot on the West Coast schedule.
2016 has booked its strongest lineup yet. East Coast-based riders Georgina Bloomberg, Jessica Springsteen and newly-minted Olympic medalist Kent Farrington will join West Coast veterans such as Will Simpson and Richard Spooner, and young German star Guido Klatte Jr., who this year was named the FEI Young Rider European Champion, will be making his North American debut at Sacramento.
“It’s the crème-de-la crème of Northern California shows and one of the top shows in all of California and of the United States.” Spooner told us.
This year, course designer Guillherme Jorge will have the task of building the tracks. Jorge is not short on credentials—he was chief course designer at this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
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