Britain back in SJ Super League

By: Horse Deals


Britain back in SJ Super League
Britain back in SJ Super League
Britain’s show jumping team has won its fight to be back in the Meydan Super League this year.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Britain's appeal against relegation, saying that it has "annulled the decision of the FEI Tribunal of 21 January 2010" and that Britain must remain in the top league.
Previously last season, Britain and Belgium finished equal on points, ahead of last-placed Italy.
The two bottom teams should be relegated each year, but there were conflicting rules on how a tie would be sorted out.
This was followed by FEI announcements which initially said that neither team would be relegated, then that Belgium would go and finally that all three nations should lose their place — a decision upheld by a tribunal in February.
This news is a boost for new British chef d’equipe Rob Hoestra, who will now have to do some speedy planning to select a team for the first Super League show at La Baule, France, on 14 May.
In a statement, the FEI confirmed that Britain will now take part in the Super League and that the 10 top teams for 2010 will be France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and the USA.