Brush up on your Italian, the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro in Rome, Italy is getting closer with each passing day. With no location able to host all disciplines of the FEI World Equestrian Games, the sports have split up this year and eventing joins together with driving in Italy. The eventing portion is scheduled for September 15-18, 2022 and and will serve as a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
The following competitions may be named as USEF Selection Trials for the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, which will take place September 14-18, 2022. The designation is subject to the final approval of the USEF Board of Directors.
In 1912, three-day eventing was introduced as an Olympic sport, and since then U.S. Eventing has earned a total of 77 different medals at the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, and Pan American Games. Out of the 77 medals, 31 are gold, 25 are silver, and 21 are bronze.
Host cities for the FEI World Championships 2022 and other major events up to 2023/2024 were allocated today by the FEI Board at its in-person meeting in the Russian capital Moscow.
A total of 10 countries have put in formal bids to host the FEI World Championships 2022, including two proposals to host the multi-discipline FEI World Equestrian Games™. Bidding countries are Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.
A total of 20 countries on four different continents – Europe, North and South America, and Asia – have submitted expressions of interest to host the FEI World Championships 2022, with representatives from over 30 different venues attending a workshop for potential host cities in Lausanne (SUI) today.
The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention featured a panel including Dr. Mark Hart, Phillip Dutton, Erik Duvander, Lynn Symansky, Sam Watson, William Coleman, and Will Connell reviewing the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) that took place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina.
While 2019 is set to be another busy year for international horse sport, potential bidders are already vying for the possibility of hosting FEI World Championships in 2022. The FEI has already received some exciting expressions of interest for 2022, with more submissions expected before the 28 February deadline.
In the wake of the myriad problems that beset the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), the FEI decided to take a step back and consider what the future of the World Equestrian Games should look like. Ultimately, the decision was made at the 2018 FEI General Assembly in Bahrain last November to open the bidding process for individual World Championships in 2022.
Dr. Mark Hart, Phillip Dutton, Erik Duvander, Lynn Symansky, Sam Watson, William Coleman, and Will Connell sat on a panel to review the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.
“Volunteers are the backbone of our sport because if we had to pay every person that’s needed to run an event, the entry fee would be up to $2,000 a horse.” Christina Gray explained. “It’s astronomical the number of volunteers that are needed to do this sport but it’s what makes the sport so great.” A show secretary extraordinaire and a newly minted FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) volunteer, Gray has been on both sides of the volunteer curtain.