The bid process has opened today (15 March) for bid cities seeking to host the FEI European Championships 2019 and the FEI World Cup™ Finals in four disciplines for 2019 through to 2021.
Bids are invited for the FEI European Championships 2019 across all FEI Disciplines - Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – with the choice to host single or combined disciplines.
Applications for FEI World Cup™ Finals in Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Vaulting are open for 2019, 2020 and 2021, with bidders encouraged to host all four disciplines together.
Allocations will be made at the FEI Bureau meeting during the FEI General Assembly in November 2016.
“It is really exciting to launch the bid process for some of our key events”, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said today. “The process is designed to select candidates able to deliver sporting events of the highest quality and raise the profile of our sport.
“We are looking forward to receiving a wide range of bids from across Europe for the FEI European Championships 2019 and from cities around the world for the FEI World Cup Finals in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and expect applications from new cities as our sport continues to grow across the globe.”
The Bid Application & Questionnaire and Bid Guide is now available for download by interested parties here.
Phase 1 APPLICANT PHASE
15 March 2016: Bid Application & Questionnaire and Bid Guide available for download by interested parties on www.fei.org
15 March 2016 - 15 May 2016: Initial Q&A with FEI regarding the Applicant’s Bid (if requested by Applicant)
15 May: Deadline for Applicants to submit Bid Application & Questionnaire
Phase 2 CANDIDATE PHASE
15 June 2016: Host Agreement provided to all Candidates
15 June 2016 - 15 October 2016: Opportunity for further Q&A with the FEI regarding Candidate’s bid
15 October 2016: Deadline for submission of signed Host Agreement
October/November 2016: FEI internal evaluation of bids
October 2016: Presentation of bids by Candidates
Phase 3 DECISION PHASE
November 2016: Decision by the FEI Bureau and announcement of the host organiser of the FEI European Championships 2019 and FEI World Cup™ Finals 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Notes to Editors
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), founded in 1921, is the sole controlling authority for all international events in Jumping, Dressage & Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving & Para-Equestrian Driving, Endurance, Vaulting, and Reining.
The FEI establishes the regulations and approves equestrian programmes at Championships, Continental and Regional Games as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The FEI European Championships are held every two years, on the years between Olympic Games and FEI World Equestrian Games™. The FEI disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – are all included on the competition schedule.