WEG may rise again: Saudi Arabia, Italy seek to host all disciplines

By | June 21, 2019
Saudi Arabia too Italia accept pose their hats inward the outcry upward to host the FEI World Equestrian Ga WEG may ascent again: Saudi Arabia, Italia seek to host all disciplines
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Saudi Arabia too Italia accept pose their hats inward the outcry upward to host the FEI World Equestrian Games inward 2022, too 8 other countries accept pose inward bids to host World Championship events.

Following concluding year’s WEG inward the USA which was beset alongside issues, the FEI declared that it would operate closely alongside those bidding to host championships inward 2022 inward guild to practise “a unified vision too institute an achievable ready of goals” to operate towards. To that end, it opened the bidding procedure belatedly concluding twelvemonth for private footing championships for 2022. The FEI said at the fourth dimension that preference would last given to multi-discipline bids.

More than xx years later Rome stepped inward every bit host metropolis of WEG 1998 next Ireland’s belatedly withdrawal, the Italians are looking to i time once to a greater extent than host the total games. The Saudi Arabian uppercase metropolis of Riyadh is likewise inward the running having pose frontwards an all-discipline bid for 2022. The Olympic too Paralympic disciplines volition serve every bit qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Three countries are bidding to host ii or to a greater extent than disciplines, alongside the Dubai Equestrian Club inward the UAE seeking jumping too endurance, Herning, Kingdom of Denmark bidding for jumping, dressage too para-dressage, too WestWord inward Scottsdale, Arizona inward the the States eyeing reining too vaulting.

Other countries bidding are Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Slovakia, too the Netherlands.

“The number of formal bids that we’ve received for unmarried too multi-discipline FEI World Championships too total Games is an fantabulous indication that the involvement inward the World Championships is every bit rigid if non stronger than ever,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.

“We knew that only about of the countries that pose inward expressions of involvement dorsum inward Feb were only dipping their toes inward the water, but these formal bids are a neat validation of the novel bidding procedure too present that nosotros accept a actually rigid product.”

The novel bid procedure allows for the sustainable too cost-effective work of existing equestrian sports facilities, too was pose inward house to render the chance for the FEI to partner alongside National Federations that may accept hesitated to pose frontwards multi-discipline bids inward the past.

All bids volition last fully evaluated over the summertime too resources allotment of FEI World Championships 2022 volition last made at the in-person Board coming together during the FEI General Assembly inward Moscow, Russia, inward Nov this year.

The bids are:

All Disciplines

  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA), World Equestrian Games
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA), World Equestrian Games

Multi-Discipline

  • Dubai Equestrian Club (UAE), Jumping & Endurance
  • Herning (DEN), Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage
  • WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona (USA), Reining & Vaulting

Jumping

  • Dubai Equestrian Club (UAE) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Herning (DEN) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Endurance

  • Jazdecký Klub Napoli, Samorin (SVK)
  • Stichting Endurancesport, Ermelo (NED)
  • Padise Equestrian Centre (EST)
  • Dubai Equestrian Club (UAE) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Driving

  • National Stud of Szilvásvárad (HUN)
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Dressage

  • Herning (DEN) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Para Dressage

  • Herning (DEN) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Eventing

  • Millstreet Equestrian Services, Millstreet (IRL)
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Reining

  • WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid

Vaulting

  • WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) – purpose of a multi-discipline bid
  • Pratoni del Vivaro (Rome), Elementa (Rome) & Isola della Scala (Verona) (ITA) – purpose of a WEG bid
  • Saudi Equestrian Federation, Riyadh (KSA) – purpose of a WEG bid
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