The U.S., Sweden and the Netherlands Awarded Major FEI Events

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Monday 21 November - 14h40 | Johanna Zilberstein & Ian Clayton/Press release

The U.S., Sweden and the Netherlands Awarded Major FEI Events

Meeting this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, the FEI Bureau — the head of the global governing body for equestrian sports — designated the sites of its next major championships.   

 - The U.S., Sweden and the Netherlands Awarded Major FEI Events

MGM Grand Garden Arena Interior
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In 2020, the World Cup finals for Dressage and Jumping will return to Las Vegas, Nevada, the same city as in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2015, but in a different venue — the MGM Grand Garden Arena on the Strip instead of the Thomas & Mack Center. The following year, the two finals will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden at The Scandinavium Arena, ‘spiritual home’ of the FEI World Cup Jumping Final since playing host to the inaugural Final back in 1979. 

Also awarded at the FEI meeting, which continues in the lead-up to the organization’s General Assembly tomorrow, were the 2019 European Championships, which will be hosted by Rotterdam from August 19th to 25th. On the program: jumping, dressage and para-dressage. 

“We are delighted to confirm the allocation of some of our major Finals and Championships to major global cities like Las Vegas, Gothenburg and Rotterdam”, said FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez. “The organising committees for all these top events have such hands-on practical experience, and understand the process, commitment and dedication involved in organising these important fixtures on the FEI Calendar. We are very grateful to all the organisers who put in bids for these key events and are extremely happy to have the opportunity to showcase our sport in major global cities.”

 - The U.S., Sweden and the Netherlands Awarded Major FEI Events

Rotterdam
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Other Dates and Locations

The allocations were made at the FEI Bureau in-person meeting in Tokyo, prior to the FEI General Assembly on 22 November. The Bureau also allocated the following FEI Championships and Finals:

 
2017
Jumping:
FEI South America Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors, Pre-Juniors & Children, Buenos Aires (ARG) 2-8 October 2017
FEI World Jumping Challenge Final, Algiers (ALG) 26-29 April or 3-6 May (dates to be confirmed)
FEI Balkan Jumping Championships for Seniors, Young Riders, Juniors & Children, Zhitnica (BUL), 31 August- 3 September
 
Dressage:
FEI European Dressage Championships for Young Riders, Juniors. & Children, Roosendaal (NED), (dates to be confirmed)
FEI Balkan Dressage Championships for Seniors, Young Riders, Juniors & Children, Zagreb (CRO), 30 June – 2 July
 
Driving:
FEI World Driving Championship for Young Horses, Mezöhegyes (HUN), 7-10 September
FEI Balkan Driving Championship, Floresti (ROU), 29 September – 1 October
FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championship for Singles, Izsák (HUN), 28 September – 1 October
 
Endurance:
FEI Balkan Endurance Championship, Salcioara (ROU), 29-30 September
 
Reining:
FEI European Reining Championship, Givrins (SUI), 2-5 or 9-12 August (dates to be confirmed)
 
2018
Dressage:
FEI European Dressage Championship U25, Roosendaal (NED), 25-29 July
 
Driving:
FEI World Cup Driving Final, Bordeaux (FRA), 2-4 February
FEI World Driving Championship for Young Horses, Mezöhegyes (HUN), 13-16 September
 
Vaulting:
FEI World Cup Vaulting Final, Dortmund (GER), 1-4 March
 
2019
Multi-discipline:
FEI European Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage Championships, Rotterdam (NED), 19-25 August
 
Driving:
FEI European Driving Championship, Donaueschingen (GER), 20-22 September
 
2020
Multi-discipline
Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI World Cup Dressage Finals – Las Vegas (USA), 15-19 April
 
Driving:
FEI World Cup Driving Final, Bordeaux (FRA), 7-9 February
 
2021
Multi-discipline
Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI World Cup Dressage Finals – Gothenburg (SWE), 31 March – 5 April
 
The FEI Bureau was also informed about the Secretary General’s decision to open a multi-year application process for the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Championships for Dressage and Eventing for 2019 and 2020 in order to align the bidding process with Jumping.

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