Michael Jung now has to be Patient. The eventing rider who has won numerous Championships was supposed to attend his first Nations Cup with fischerSolution with the German show-jumpers in Abu Dhabi in two week’s time. Now, however, there will be no Nations Cup for the German Team. Michael Jung, Hansi Dreher, Denis Nielsen and Philipp Weishaupt will not compete. National coach Otto Becker explained to the Reiterjournal what had happened: „Originally we received an Invitation to Abu Dhabi, but apparently they did not konw that the FEI General Assembly decided that only eight Teams are allowed to attend the qualifications for the Nations Cup Final. Therefore our -as well as France’s- Invitation was cancelled.“
The Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi is the site for the qualification for the Middle East and the nations from the regions are given preferential treatment. This meant the sudden cancellation, which is especially annoying for some riders, e.g. Michael Jung who adjusted his training for the event.