Longines FEI World Cup™ North American League News
Lapierre Wins First NAL Qualifier
From a field of 32 competitors, Quebec native Isabelle Lapierre and her own Cescha M took top honors in front of a home crowd at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont in Canada in early August. After a nail-biting six-horse jump-off, Lapierre crossed the finish line on a time of 43.39 seconds, edging out second-place finisher Jennifer Serek, whose time was 43.7. “Every time I jump here, I feel the crowd is jumping with me,” Lapierre said. “I think that’s why I went faster than Jen. The crowd was pushing me.“
4 NAL Competitions Set for This Month
Oct. 7/ 7:25 p.m. Pacific Time—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Sacramento is part of the Sacramento International Horse Show, Oct. 3–8, at the Murieta Equestrian Center, just outside the state capital; www.westpalmsevents.com/ shows/sacramento/.
Oct. 21/ 3:15 p.m. PT—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar will take place during the Del Mar International Horse Show, Oct. 18–22, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 20 miles north of downtown San Diego; www.westpalmsevents.com/ shows/del-mar/.
Oct. 28/ 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary is a highlight of Royal West, Oct. 19–29, at the Agrium Western Event Centre Stampede Park in the heart of downtown Calgary. Its location allows easy access to the city. Dining, shopping and nightlife are close by; www.royalwest.org.
Oct. 28/ 9 p.m. Eastern Time—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington will unfold during the Washington International Horse Show, Oct. 24–29, at Capital One Arena (previously known as the Verizon Center) in the heart of the nation’s capital. Capital One Arena is located close to museums, historic sites and acclaimed restaurants; www.wihs.org.
Isabelle Lapierre and Cescha M