Dubarry Tuesday Video: When Soccer Met Show Jumping

Spanish football giant FC Barcelona loaned its iconic venue to the equestrian set for a Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final promo video, and the results were… dramatic.
Screenshot via FEI TV.

Screenshot via FEI TV.

The actual Final took place at the neighboring Real Club De Polo de Barcelona on September 24-27, but when in Barcelona…

From the FEI:

World football giants FC Barcelona welcomed Equestrian sport to its iconic Camp Nou home-ground in a remarkable venture, allowing for a unique look and set-up inside the players tunnel with some of the world’s best riders.
The legendary Catalan club, winners of five UEFA Champions League crowns, plus 50 domestic league and cup titles, achieved another first in its illustrious 116-year history when top Jumping riders Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED), Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) and Jessica Mendoza (GBR) helped mark the build up to this year’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona.
Walking down the players’ tunnel that has been graced by superstars like Barcelona heroes Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andres Iniesta and be pitch side where some of football’s most memorable action has unfolded, proved an awe-inspiring occasion.
What an amazing experience, to be overcome with excitement and emotion, being welcomed into the FC Barcelona stadium, not long before Barcelona and Catalonia welcome the world’s best jumping riders and thousands of equestrian fans to the Polo Club right next door.

The video:

And some behind-the-scenes footage:

You guys sure know how to make an entrance!

So… who ended up with the win?

What a way to end an incredible #Furusiyya #FEINationsCupFinal Belgium took the title in style #SupportYourNation

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Check out more coverage of the Final here.

Go Riding.

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