World Championships in Dressage, Jumping, Para Dressage, Vaulting to Herning, Denmark in 2022, World Cups to Leipzig 2022, Omaha 2023, Riyadh 2024
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Nov. 16, 2019
World championships of dressage, jumping, para dressage and vaulting will be staged in Herning, Denmark in August 2022, the International Equestrian Federation announced Saturday. Eventing and driving will be in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy the following month.
The World Cup Finals of dressage, jumping, driving and vaulting will be in Leipzig, Germany April 6-10, 2022, and for dressage and jumping in Omaha, Nebraska April 12-16, 2023 and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on a date to announced in 2024.
The decision by the FEI Board to set the 2022 world championships for Herning for Aug. 6-14 were made in Moscow where the governing body of international horse sports is holding its annual general assembly. No decisions were made on endurance and reining.
Separate world championships ends for now the World Equestrian Games format of all international equestrian disciplines launched in 1990 and staged once every four years. The format sometimes stumbled, requiring late changes of hosts–from Ireland to Rome in 1998 and from Canada to Tryon, North Carolina in 2018.
Herning, Denmark which annually hosts World Cup qualifiers, held the European Championships of dressage, jumping and para dressage in 2013.
The championships in 2022 in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of dressage, jumping, eventing and para dressage will also be qualifiers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.
Leipzig hosted four World Cup Finals–including dressage and jumping–in 2011.
Omaha staged the 2017 World Cups of dressage and jumping.
FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said of the decisions: “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.
“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 organize world-class equestrian championships.
“We received some truly excellent bids and unfortunately we don’t have enough FEI World Championships to allocate to everyone, but we very much hope that these excellent organizers will bid again in the future to host championships at their venues.”