FEI Calling for Dressage World Cup Bids for 2011, 2012

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Apr. 21–Bids to host the FEI World Cup Dressage for 2011 and 2012 are being sought by the International Equestrian Federation known by its French acronym, FEI.

European venues are most likely to be selected as the FEI World Cup Jumping has been awarded to European cities through 2013, thus ending the string of dual World Cups in Las Vegas every other year beginning in 2005. Las Vegas was also selected as the host of the only annual global championships of the two disciplines for 2007 and for 2009.

The 2010 FEI World Cup in dressage has been awarded to ‘s-Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands.

The bid for the 2011 World Cup has to be submitted to the FEI by May 15 and a final decision will be made by the FEI Bureau at the general assembly meeting in November.

Las Vegas World Cup Show Jumping Manager Robert Ridland has announced a strong bid to bring the 2014 Finals back to the U.S. city.

“This show is too good to give it up,” he said.

Sven Holmberg, FEI First Vice President, said the U.S. 2014 bid would be “very well received.”

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the quadriennial championship of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, reining and vaulting, will be held in Lexington, Ky.

The Exquis World Dressage Masters of four €100,000 (US$130,000) competitions that was inaugurated this year with the first show at Palm Beach in January is the only prospective major international dressage event on the calendar for the U.S. after 2010.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center that hosted the FEI World Cup Dressage in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center that hosted the FEI World Cup Dressage in 2005, 2007 and 2009.