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Top British and Irish show jumpers in ‘fair Verona’ for Longines World Cup

Top British and Irish show jumpers in ‘fair Verona’ for Longines World Cup

26/10/2018 at 00:34

“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is indeed the setting for a tragic love story which has echoed through the ages. This weekend, hundreds of years later, there will be drama of a different kind in the Italian city as Verona hosts the third Longines FEI World Cup Jumping competition of the season.

And while over time the Shakespearian tale of Verona’s Romeo and Juliet has come to represent the idea of ‘star-crossed lovers’, another of the Bard’s many sayings – this time found in the play Julius Caesar – might in fact be more relevant for the individuals riding in this weekend’s World Cup class: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

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