FEI Launches Bid Process for 2015 FEI European Championships in the Olympic Disciplines


Lausanne (SUI), March 22, 2011 - The FEI has launched the bidding process for the 2015 FEI European Championships for Seniors in Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. The process will run from 15 March 2011 until April 2012. Its objective is to raise the profile of these major FEI events by selecting a candidate able to meet the FEI’s requirements and deliver a sporting event of the highest quality.

The application process will consist of two phases. During Phase I, or Applicant Phase, which will run from 15 March to 31 July 2011, applicants will be required to indicate which one or more of the European Championships they would be interested in staging and provide information relating to their ability to meet minimum Championship requirements. The responses will then be assessed by the FEI and selected candidates will progress to Phase II.

Phase II, or Candidate Phase, will begin on 1 September 2011 and end in April 2012 when the successful candidate will be announced. During this period, candidates will be required to confirm in detail their ability to meet the FEI’s commercial, service and infrastructure requirements.

Detailed information has been sent to National Federations, who are invited to contact FEI Legal Counsel Francisco P. Lima (francisco.lima@fei.org) by 8 April 2011 in order to receive the initial Applicant Questionnaire and for any enquiries relating to the bid process.

The FEI European Championships for Seniors in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing take place every two years in the year immediately preceding and following the Olympic Games.

The timetable for the upcoming FEI European Championships is as follows:

2011
FEI European Dressage Championship, Rotterdam (NED), 17-21 August
HSBC FEI European Eventing Championship, Luhmühlen (GER), 25-28 August
FEI European Jumping Championship, Madrid (ESP), 13-18 September

2013
FEI European Dressage Championship, Herning (DEN), 19-25 August
FEI European Jumping Championship, Herning (DEN), 20-25 August
HSBC FEI European Eventing Championship, Malmö (SWE), September (exact dates TBC)




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