We regret to announce that the FEI European Championships in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage will not be held in 2021 due to the revised dates for the Tokyo Games next year. European Championships in the non-Olympic disciplines will still be organised in 2021.
Budapest (HUN) was due to host FEI European Championships in five disciplines – Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage, Driving and Vaulting – from 23 August to 5 September 2021, but the proximity of the Championships to the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games has meant that it is no longer feasible to run Jumping, Dressage and Para Dressage. However, the Budapest Organisers will maintain both Driving and Vaulting next year.
The FEI European Eventing Championships 2021 were scheduled to take place at Haras du Pin (FRA) from 11-15 August, but the decision has been taken to cancel the Championships following the postponement of Tokyo 2020.
The new dates for the Tokyo Olympic Games are 23 July to 8 August 2021 and the Paralympic Games will run from 24 August through to 5 September 2021.
The FEI Board has agreed that the bid process for the European Championships 2021 in these four disciplines will not be reopened as all organisers would face the same challenges of trying to host major Championships so close to the Tokyo Games.
Discussions around other FEI Championships, including the Europeans in 2023, will be held during next month’s FEI Board videoconference meeting, which is set for 23-25 June 2020.
A press release announcing the cancellations will also be sent out today.