FEI Announces Host Cities for Major Equestrian Events


The FEI Bureau has today allocated host cities for a number of major FEI events over the next three years, including the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final for 2015, the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals in 2017, and European championships from 2015-17.
 
Barcelona (ESP) has been allocated the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final 2015 for the third successive year. The Spanish city hosted the first Furusiyya Final in 2013 and will be staging the Final again in October this year.
 
Omaha in the state of Nebraska (USA) will host the joint Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals in 2017, holding off strong challenges from Hong Kong (Jumping) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Dressage). The joint Finals will run from 27 March to 2 April 2017.
 
The Swedish city of Gothenburg has won out in its joint-bid to host the FEI European Jumping, Dressage & Para-Equestrian Dressage, and Driving Championships in 2017 (22-27 August). Rotterdam (NED) was the other bidder for the European Jumping Championships 2017.
 
The other big winner in today’s allocation process was Strzegom (POL), which won out over Fontainebleau (FRA) in the bid to host the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships. This is the first time that Strzegom has hosted the senior championships.
 
“We have had some really fantastic bids for our major events,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said. “It’s very exciting that Omaha, which has the full support of the local community and government, will be hosting both the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in 2017. And we are also very much looking forward to going to Gothenburg for the European Jumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage and Driving Championships in 2017, and to Strzegom for the European Eventing Championships 2017.
 
“We are also thrilled to have Barcelona hosting the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final for the third year in a row. It’s become the home of the Furusiyya Final and we know the Organising Committee will do a fabulous job.
 
“The FEI always welcomes new venues for its Championships and Finals and it’s good to see some different cities included in today’s allocations.”
 
The allocations come on the back of yesterday’s announcement that the FEI flagship event, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2018 will take place in Canada.
 
The full list of events allocated by the FEI Bureau at its two-day meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) is below:
 
2015
 
Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final
Barcelona (ESP), September-October TBC
 
FEI European Jumping Championship for Young Riders, Juniors & Children
Wiener Neustadt (AUT), date TBC
 
FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses
Valeggio Sul Mincio (ITA), 26-27 September
 
FEI Pan-American Endurance Championship
Millbrook (CAN), Week of 6 July
 
FEI European Reining Championship for Young Riders & Juniors
Givrins (SUI), 4-5 July
 
FEI World Vaulting Championship for Juniors
Ermelo (NED), beginning August
 
FEI European Championships for Ponies (Jumping, Dressage & Eventing)         
Malmo (SWE), 5-9 August
 
2016
 
FEI European Jumping Championship for Young Riders, Juniors & Children
Rotterdam (NED), 6-10 July
 
FEI European Jumping Championship for Veterans
Arezzo (ITA), 8-11 September
 
FEI European Eventing Championship for Young Riders & Juniors
Montelibretti (ITA), 22-25 September
 
FEI World Driving Championship Four in Hand
Breda (NED), last weekend August or 1st weekend September  
 
FEI World Driving Championship for Singles
Köflach (AUT), 3-7 August
 
Longines FEI World Endurance Championship – allocation postponed
 
FEI European Reining Championship for Young Riders & Juniors
Grivins (SUI), 2-3 July
 
FEI World Vaulting Championship
Le Mans (FRA), 18-21 August
 
FEI European Vaulting Championship for Juniors
Le Mans (FRA), 18-21 August
 
FEI North America Jumping Championships for Young Riders & Juniors
(Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Endurance & Reining)
Parker CO (USA), dates TBC
 
2017
 
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals
Omaha (USA), 3-10 April
 
FEI European Championships for Jumping, Dressage, Para- Dressage and Driving
Gothenburg (SWE), 22-27 August
 
FEI European Eventing Championship
Strzegom (POL), 24-27 August
 
FEI World Driving Championship for Pairs
Lipica (SLO), 20-24 September
 
FEI Championships multi-year applications
 
FEI World Breeding Jumping Championship for Young Horses 2016 to 2020
Lanaken (BEL), second half of September each year
 
FEI World Breeding Dressage Championship for Young Horses 2016 to 2018
Ermelo (NED), 11-14 August 2016 and August 2017 & 2018
 
FEI World Breeding Eventing Championship for Young Horses 2016 and 2017
Le Lion D’Angers (FRA), third week in October




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