Nation Information: Meet the teams of the 2018 $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO4*

Mar 2, 2018 - 10:06 AM

 Saturday, March 3 will welcome 9 teams to International Arena at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, to participate in the $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO4*, presented by U.S. Trust & Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Brush up on your “Nation Information”,  meet the 2018 teams, and don’t forget to come out on Saturday to show your support!

Team USA

Chef d’Equipe: ROBERT RIDLAND

Capital: Washington D.C.

The country is divided into six regions: New England, the mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the West.

The bald eagle is the national bird and symbol of the United States.

 

Canada

Chef d’Equipe: MARK LASKIN

Capital: Ottawa

From east to west it stretches almost 4,700 miles (7,560 kilometers) across six time zones.

Canada is the second largest country in the world.

Brazil

Chef d’Equipe: PEDRO LACERDA

Official Name: Federal Republic of Brazil

Capital: Brasilia

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world.

 

Chile

Chef d’Equipe: JOAQUIN LARRAIN

Official Name: Republic of Chile

Capital: Santiago

While the coastline of Chile is over 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) long, it is only about 61 miles (91 kilometers) wide.

Argentina

Chef d’Equipe: VITOR TEIXEIRA

Official Name: Argentine Republic

Capital: Buenos Aires

The country is divided into four regions: The Andes, the North, the Pampas, and Patagonia.

 

Mexico

Chef d’Equipe: STANNY VAN PAESCHEN

Capital: Mexico City

The Yucatán Peninsula juts into the Gulf of Mexico and was once the home of the Maya civilization.

 

Ireland

Chef d’Equipe: MICHAEL BLAKE

Capital: Dublin

It’s Europe’s second largest island, aside from Great Britain.

Ireland’s nickname is the Emerald Isle.

GB

Chef d’Equipe: DI LAMPARD

Largest of the British Isles, largest European island, and ninth-largest island in the world.

The term “Great Britain” often extends to include surrounding islands that form part of England, Scotland, and Wales.

London is its largest city.

 

Venezuela

Chef d’Equipe: STEFAN WIRTH

Official Name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

It is ranked 7th in the world’s list of nations with the most number of species

Venezuela is a federal presidential republic consisting of 23 states.

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