A Historic first on the west coast

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA

May 14, 2023 |  Mother’s Day

San Juan Capistrano, California




The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park was proud to host the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA. This international event combined a weeklong equestrian competition May 10-14th with a 3-day VIP social event May 12-14th.

The weeklong competition culminated on Mother’s Day, May 14, with the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ USA 2023 Competition and a beautiful VIP Sunday Brunch overlooking the Oaks International Grand Prix Field.

“South Coast Plaza enthusiastically supports ongoing efforts to bring world-class equestrian events such as the Longines FEI Nations Cup USA to Orange County/San Juan Capistrano. The global nature of the sport and the sophistication and affluence of those who spectate and participate in it make hosting equestrian events highly desirable for the business and tourism industries locally. While show jumping and other equestrian competitions are well-established in Europe and the East Coast of the U.S., there is an opportunity to develop Orange County as the West Coast center for the sport. South Coast Plaza was proud to sponsor the Nations Cup USA event this year.”
Debra Gunn Downing

Executive Director, Marketing, South Coast Plaza

“Being part of this Historic 2023 Nations Cup Event on the West Coast was extraordinary. The incredible venue, event organizers and Blenheim EquiSports staff all came together to produce an equestrian event unlike any other; a perfect combination, Equestrian and Land Rover. The San Juan community is one of the epicenters of West Coast Equestrian competitors and events like this will enable the sport gain the recognition it deserves.”

Steve Rudkin

General Manager, Land Rover Mission Viejo

“As was clearly evident by the packed stands and warm response, our community of San Juan Capistrano was excited to host the 2023 Longines Nation’s Cup Qualifier this year.  Having now agreed to a long-term lease extension with The Ridland Group for the operation of the Riding Park, we look forward to building on our success in 2024 and beyond.  Ideally situated midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, blessed with temperate ocean breezes, nestled between beautiful hills, and offering desirable tourist and dining experiences, San Juan Capistrano is a natural location for this prestigious event.  We look forward to once again demonstrating to our guests why we are The Equestrian Capital of the West!”
Howard D. Hart

Mayor, San Juan Capistrano

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Series


The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) is the international governing body of equestrian sports, overseeing all international events of Olympic and non-Olympic disciplines.

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series is equestrian sport’s oldest and most prestigious team challenge, with national teams from around the globe competing for one of the most coveted prizes in this Olympic discipline.

The series aims to unite nations and foster lifelong enthusiasm for the world of horses.

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ is a ten-event series, with the final competition held only once a year in a given country. Its global format means that more countries can host qualifiers at world-class venues and aim to win the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ title by acquiring qualifying points according to their placings.

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final Competition will be held in Barcelona, Spain in late September 2023.