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Samsung Super League

The Samsung Super League was the commercial denomination of the Nations Cup, one of the most prestigious Grand Prix Show Jumping series in the world, from 2003 until 2008. Since 2009 the top Nations Cup events in show jumping are part of the Meydan FEI Nations Cup.

The Samsung Super League was sponsored by Samsung Electronics and organized by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). Teams from eight nations competed on a rotating basis. The team with the lowest score at the end of the series was relegated, and the highest ranking Nations Cup team was given the opportunity to take their place.

Competition

This series consisted of eight events in eight European countries. Each of the eight participating teams consisted of four riders who rode the course twice. Each team's lowest score for each round was dropped. Teams scored points for their placings in each event, with the final event in Barcelona counting double.

History

Samsung first became a sponsor of FEI show jumping competition in 1988.[1] The first Super League series took place in 2003.[2] Samsung's involvement with FEI show jumping ended after the 2008 super league season. [3]

Year

Winning team

Relegated team

Top rider

2003 22x20px France 22x20px Sweden
2004 22x20px France 22x20px Italy
2005 22x20px United States 22x20px Belgium
2006 22x20px Germany 22x20px Ireland Flag of France Stephane Lafouge
2007 22x20px Germany 22x20px France Flag of Germany Marcus Ehning
2008 22x20px Germany 22x20px Sweden Flag of Germany Ludger Beerbaum

Notes

  1. http://www.samsungsuperleague.com/Something_Extra/Pages/FAQS.aspx
  2. http://www.fei.org/Disciplines/Jumping/Results/Pages/Past_Results.aspx
  3. http://www.samsungsuperleague.com/Pages/news.aspx?newsName=news-SSL-final-23Oct08.aspx



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