First FEI Nations Cup for Aussie Jake Hunter
Above: Jake Hunter and Jativia. Photo credit: Sportfot.
Australia will compete in the Nations Cup in Drammen, Norway this weekend against ten other nations. For young Jake Hunter, this will be his first Nations Cup experience, but not his first time representing Australia, having won the bronze Individual Jumping medal at the 2014 Youth Olympics held in Nanjing, China.
Competing alongside Jake will be Amy Graham and Hilary Scott. Both ladies have competed in an FEI Nations Cup before and in March last year put in a brilliant performance at the CSIO4* FEI Nations Cup at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida to get to the podium in third place.
Jake has gained considerable experience after moving to Europe at the age of 18, initially based in Ireland and working as a professional rider for the Duffy Sport Horses team based in County Mayo, competing to International level in Young Rider, Grand Prix and Young Horse classes. Now based at Waldman Horses in The Netherlands, Jake Hunter is the top ranked Australian rider on the FEI Jumping Under 25yrs leaderboard.
The start list for the Nations Cup can be found HERE.
Also competing in Drammen, but in the CSI1* is Clay Simmonds on Hillbreeze Chacco de Lux. Clay recently headed over to Europe to campaign.
The start list for the CSI1* class tomorrow can be found HERE.
We wish our Aussie riders all the best for this competition and look forward to reporting on their results.