August 1, 2023 – Ocala, FL – Organizers from the World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) in Ocala, FL, are proud to announce that the venue has been chosen by the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) as the only North American site of the Longines League of Nations™ qualifier for 2024 through 2027. The qualifier is one of only four events in the world as part of the Longines League of Nations™, which will be held on March 20-24, 2024, as part of the CSIO5* internationally rated competition week during the 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series.

WEC – Ocala was one of 18 organizers from Europe, North America and the Middle East to bid to host a qualifier of the newly created Longines League of Nations™, which launches in 2024 as the world’s preeminent series in team Jumping. The Longines League of Nations is a fresh start for the century-old equestrian team series and features a unified and global format where the top 10 nations compete at four incredible venues in order to qualify for a Final. Other venues that will host Longines League of Nations qualifiers include Abu Dhabi (UAE), St. Gallen (SUI) and Rotterdam (NED), while the final will be held in Barcelona (ESP).

The Longines League of Nations consists of a two-round format where all four athletes from all 10 teams participate with the three best scores to count, followed by a second round where the best eight teams compete in reverse order with only three athletes per team and no drop score.

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