Originally launched in 1909, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping is the oldest and most prestigious team Jumping competition in the world.

In 2013 the historic series was given a new, more global format which divided the world into six regions; Europe (Division 1 and 2), North & Central America, South America, Middle East, Asia/Australia and Africa. From these regions teams are able to qualify for the world final.

Reflecting a huge growth in popularity for the sport around the world, the new structure of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping embraces more countries than ever before, who will compete head to head in a competition which pits the traditional powerhouses of the sport against teams from developing nations.

After resounding success in its inaugural 2013 series the new format has gone from strength to strength over the last few years bringing us to the 2016 season.

Here, 46 nations competing in 19 qualifiers are battling it out to reach the 2016 final taking place at the Real Club de Polo, Barcelona (ESP), the venue for the Jumping events at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.

A total of 18 teams (plus the home team if not qualified) will compete at the final which takes place from 22 – 25 September 2016.


For centuries across the globe, civilisation has relied on the horse for exploration, agriculture, conflict and sport. In the Arab world the horse is seen as a symbol of power, grace and sensitivity, in particular the Arabian horse which is entrenched within the fabric of society and culture.

Centuries ago throughout Arab lands, military and ceremonial horsemanship was frequently displayed in public areas known as Maydans where one would demonstrate noble crafts such as the arts of war, hunting and horsemanship. These horsemen were often highly trained in various weapons including the spear, lance, javelin, bow and arrow and the saddle axe. They symbolized the pride, heritage and hospitality of the Arab people.

Furusiyya is an Arabic term which reflects these concepts of formal horsemanship, knightly exercise and chivalry that was displayed in the Arab Maydans. Noble qualities such as courage, righteousness and compassion were associated with those who demonstrated such qualities. The term also retains a second meaning which places characteristics like generosity or mental awareness and vigilance in high regard.

Source: feinationscup