Wellington, Lexington Submit Formal Bids for 2018 WEG

Will the Kentucky Horse Park host the 2018 WEG? Photo by Lisa Andres of Wikimedia Commons.

Applications to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games are due today, and both Wellington and Lexington met the deadline. The two U.S. cities join Bromont/Montreal as potential hosts of the Games, and the official candidate cities will be announced Dec. 2 following a review of the applications at FEI headquarters. Candidates will present their final bids in June, and the host city will be announced shortly thereafter. Where would you like to see the 2018 Games hosted? Vote in the poll below!

From the FEI:

The two U.S. cities — Wellington and Lexington — have both submitted their formal bid applications and questionnaires to host the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 and now officially join the Canadian bid from Bromont/Montreal.

Applicants bidding to host the Games in 2018 had until today (Nov. 15) to return signed bid applications and questionnaires, and both U.S. cities have met the deadline.

The Bromont/Montreal bid had previously submitted the required documentation and did not need to resubmit.

Candidate cities for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 will be announced on Dec. 2 following review of the applicant questionnaires by FEI Headquarters. The deadline for submission of completed and signed Host Agreements is March, 31 2014.

Candidates will present their final bids to the FEI Bureau at its in-person meeting in June 2014. The host city for the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 will be announced after that meeting.

“We are delighted that we have Wellington, Kentucky and Bromont/Montreal in the bidding process for our flagship event,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar de Vos said. “All three locations have strong equestrian traditions, so it will be fascinating to see which of the bid committees produces the most compelling reasons why they should be allocated the Games in 2018. It’s going to be an interesting process.”

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