Great Britain and USA Join Canada in Bidding for FEI World Equestrian Games 2018

October 3, 2013

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) has confirmed that Great Britain, sick the USA and Canada have expressed a formal interest in hosting the World Equestrian Games in 2018.

The USA identified two potential host cities – Wellington, search Florida and Lexington, viagra ed Kentucky, whilst Great Britain will have to confirm the proposed host city with the FEI before the 15 November 2013 deadline for receipt of Bid Applicant Questionnaires.

Canada confirmed its initial bid to host the 2018 Games in Bromont/Montreal but the FEI Bureau re-opened the bidding process after the Canadian delegation could not provide the full public sector financial support required.

“The FEI World Equestrian Games is our flagship event, appealing to huge global audiences of equestrian enthusiasts and sports fans, and these expressions of interest by Great Britain and the USA alongside Canada are testament to the power of these Games,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar de Vos said.

“We are now looking forward to receiving the Bid Applicant Questionnaires next month, to naming the candidates in December and ultimately of course to announcing the host city for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 next year.”

The Bid Applicant Questionnaires will be reviewed by the FEI Evaluation Commission at FEI Headquarters before the host city candidates are announced on 2 December 2013.