Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The two highest placed teams in the Meydan FEI Nations Cup™ Promotional League Final, which will be held in Barcelona (ESP) on 20 September, will be promoted to the FEI Nations Cup™ Top League for the 2010 season. The procedure for next year will be the relegation of three teams and the promotion of two teams in order to reduce the number of teams to eight in 2011. SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews “This decision was taken in the best interest of the sport,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said. “This is the very first time I have seen all the elements of our sport joined together in a common vision. The FEI, the National Federations, riders and organisers are convinced that the eight-team format is the only sustainable format ensuring the safe future of our sport.” Following consultation with National Federations, riders and event organisers, the FEI Bureau today decided that Great Britain and Belgium will both be relegated from the Meydan FEI Nations Cup™. The two teams finished the 2009 season in eighth place on equal points ahead of the Italians, who are also relegated. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.