During an in-person meeting today in Moscow, Russia the FEI board named host cities for the 2022 FEI World Championships. This next iteration of the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) will be split between two venues, depending on discipline.
Pratoni del Vivaro in Italy, located about 22 miles south of Rome, will play host to the Eventing and Driving disciplines. The venue is no stranger to upper-level competition: it hosted cross country competition for the WEG in 1998, routinely holds 1* through 4* events annually, and hosted a leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup this past summer. Eventing will be held from September 14-18, 2022.
The Jumping, Dressage, Para Dressage and Vaulting disciplines will be held in Herning, Denmark in August 2022.
“When we opened the process for the FEI World Championships 2022 to single and multi-discipline bids, our intention was to have events that were more manageable and sustainable at proven venues,” FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said.
“By allocating these multi-discipline Championships to Herning and Pratoni del Vivaro we’re working with hosts that already have the necessary experience and required infrastructure in place to organise world-class equestrian championships.”
These World Championships in 2022 will serves as qualifiers for Eventing, Jumping, Dressage and Para Dressagethe at the2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.