EN’s Visionaire reports that five nations have announced bids to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Photo by Eric Swinebroad.
From an FEI press release, five nations have announced bids to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games. The five official candidate cities are: Rabat (MAR); Bromont (CAN); Budapest (HUN); Vienna (AUT) and Wellington (USA).
Eight countries expressed interest in November 2011: Australia, Austria, Canada, Hungary, Morocco, Sweden, Russia and the USA. The Australian, Russian and Swedish applications were withdrawn prior to the start of the official Candidate Phase earlier this year, but the five remaining applicants have moved ahead with their bids.
As the final stage in the bidding process, the Candidates will formally present their bids to the FEI Bureau at its Spring 2013 meeting, after which the official announcement of the host organizers of the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 will be made.
It is exciting that the World Games could come back to North America (for just the second time ever) in 2018, either at Bromont or Wellington. Go WEG!