The leading travel and events management business ATPI Sports Events, part of the ATPI Group, has partnered with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for horse sport. Today’s announcement follows news of the FEI signing seven new sponsors and partners in the last 18 months.
ATPI Sports Events will run the FEI’s corporate travel needs as the official FEI travel agent. Its dedicated official FEI travel desk will provide essential and wide-ranging services for the FEI’s stakeholders, including athletes, national federations, officials and event organisers.
With equestrian fans also being frequent flyers, traveling to global events as well as spending as much time as possible with horses in their spare time, event packages and holidays are very popular.
ATPI Sports Events has an extensive track record in working with major sports events, from Olympic and Winter Olympic Games to yacht races, as well as football teams and other major sports federations. The specialist ATPI Sports Events team will create hospitality packages for major FEI events and holiday experiences for equestrian fans.
“Equestrian sport is truly global with our athletes, officials, vets, grooms, FEI staff and National Federation members constantly on the road, travelling to and from the 4,500 international events which take place worldwide annually,” FEI commercial director Ralph Straus said. “With ATPI Sports Events, we have found a professional and expert partner to support us in all our travel needs.”
“Equestrian is one of the world’s largest traveling sports, with numerous events taking place around the world every year,” said Adam Knights, regional managing director UK, France & Benelux, The ATPI Group. “Our passionate team has great experience in managing the complex needs of leading sports events and organisations and looks forward to becoming an integral part of the global horse sports community. We are committed to providing event organisers, athletes and fans with unified, seamless and cost-effective travel expertise. We’re excited to support FEI’s global equestrian community through every phase of an event.”