After reopening the bidding process for the senior FEI European Championships late last year three bidders have stepped forward.
The senior eventing championships were originally allocated to the 2014 World Equestrian Games venue of Haras Le Pin, France. But later pulled off the calendar by the FEI after the Covid-19 pandemic made the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan moved forward to 2021.
Now three strong bidders have stepped forward; Montelibretti – Italy, Avenches – Switzerland and Boekelo – the Netherlands.
Avenches pushed to reopen the bidding process.
The organisation of Avenches who just as champion rider Michael Jung (GER) worked hard for the bidding process to be reopened should be considered a front runner for hosting the championships.
For Boekelo this is the second bid in a short period of time. The organisation of Boekelo were originally bidding to co host the 2023 FEI European Championships in eventing, dressage, para, jumping and four-in-hand with Geesteren NL. Eventually the joint Dutch venture pulled out of the bidding process.
Proposed championship dates:
Montelibretti ITA 23- 26 September
Avenches SUI 23 – 26 September
Boekelo NED 7 – 10 October
The allocation of the championship will be decided in March.
Still open for bids is the 2021 FEI Eventing Asian Championship.