Denmark won the fifth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 2 League in Budapest, Hungary today where intense heat, a strong course and a mighty battle for qualifying points provided an afternoon of super sport. Sharing a three-way lead at the halfway stage, the Danes stood firm to finish ahead of the joint-runners-up from Czech Republic and Italy, while Austria lined up fourth ahead of the host nation in fifth place.
A total of 13 nations competed, and with 11 chasing points towards the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Final in Barcelona, Spain in September it was never going to be an easy one to win. A brilliant double-clear – one of seven on the day – from second-line rider Rikke Haastrup with Qualico du Bobois, helped anchor Danish chances however and secured the country’s first-ever Nations Cup victory at the historic Hungarian venue.
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