Langley, British Columbia — As the announcer says at the start of game seven of the World Series in my all-time favorite movie, A League of Their Own, “Someone will walk out league champions, and someone else will just walk out of here!”
So it is for the final leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Tour in North America, where Mexico, Canada and the United States will battle it out for the two slots in the World Cup Final, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain in September.
The Americans handily won the first leg on home turf in Wellington, Florida back in February, but were stunned with an upset by Mexico in the second leg. It was a sensational and historic victory for the country in Coapaxpan, and it leaves the U.S. and Mexico separated by just five points, with Mexico leading by a hair.
United States Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer will guide Karl Cook, Rich Fellers, Christine McCrea, and Jonathan McCrea at the CSIO4* in Langley.
Canada is currently ranked third but is far from being discounted from a spot if they can pull off a hometown hat trick of their own this evening. Their team is comprised of Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, Amy Millar, Elizabeth Gingras, and Ben Asselin.
Ireland also has a team in the mix tonight, in what will be a star-studded event of world class riders from around the world. The FEI jog took place Wednesday morning, and everyone passed. They also held the draw for order of go:
You can catch all the action at Thunderbird Park in Langley, British Columbia if you’ve got a subscription to FEI TV. The competition begins at 4:00 pm local time (7:00 pm EST) on June 3.