Friday 22nd of October 2021

Big Star heads to Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final

Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO 5* Furusiyya FEI nations Cup Final the following squad have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team Cavalor.

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The competition takes place between the 22 – 25 September 2106 at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Scott Brash, from Peebles with Ursula XII a 16 year-old bay mare owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham and Lady Pauline Harris.

Nick Skelton from Alcester, Warwickshire with the 13 year-old bay stallion Big Star owned by Beverley Widdowson.  This will be their first appearance since their spectacular Individual Gold medal win at the Rio Olympic Games last month.

Tim Stockdale from Roade, Northamptonshire with Fleur de L’Aube, an 11 year-old bay mare owned by Marjorie and Clark Glasgow

John Whitaker with Ornellaia, an 11 year-old bay mare owned by Team Harmony.  John and Ornellaia were a member of the team that competed at the Rio Olympic Games.

Michael Whitaker with his own 14 year-old chestnut gelding, Viking V.


The Nations Cup competition takes place on Friday 23rd September at 16:00 hrs local time and the Final competition will be on Saturday 24th September at 21:00 hrs. The Grand Prix takes place at 15:00 hours local time on Sunday 25th September. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be World Class Performance Manager for Showjumping, Di Lampard.

For further information on the show and full results once the show is underway, visit  Full information in respect of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit

British Showjumping would like to thank Cavalor, who are the title sponsors of their Senior Nations Cup Teams. More information on Cavalor and their products dedicated to the nutritional needs of high performance horses can be found at

The British Jumping teams are also supported by the Equestrian World Class Programme.

The programme, which encompasses both Podium and Podium Potential squads, focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal winning performances on the world stage. The Programme has been funded by the National Lottery via UK Sport since 1998 and is a portfolio within the British Equestrian Federation.

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