Friday, June 22, 2018

FEI Awards European Endurance Championships 2019 to Euston Park (GBR)

22 JUNE 2018

The FEI Bureau has confirmed that the FEI European Endurance Championship 2019 will take place at Great Britain’s 200-acre Euston Park venue, set in Thetford Forest from the 15th to 18th August 2019.
 
Endurance GB is delighted to confirm that the application for Euston Park (GBR) to host the European Endurance Championships 2019 has been announced as the winning bid. The FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) issued a Press Release on Wednesday 20th June confirming various Championship allocations in 2019 and 2020 following the decision of the FEI Bureau. Full details on the FEI Press Release can be found here.
 
Hosting the European Championships will present a unique opportunity for the sport of endurance riding in Great Britain and the Championship Organisers, HPower Endurance. EGB is confident that this will deliver a strong and concrete legacy for the sport going forward. Having this Championship ‘on the doorstep’ will make competing at such a level tangible for the many EGB members, both Senior and Young Rider, looking to step up on to the International scene.
 
Event Director, Nick Brooks-Ward, commented “We are delighted with this announcement.  We are about to start our third summer of rides at Euston Park and we believe that the previous two years have given us the opportunity to bring together a team which has the experience, knowledge and expertise to get the very best out of this stunning venue.  We have already started work on the Championships”.
 
Nicki Thorne, added, “We look forward to giving a very warm welcome to endurance nations from across Europe who will send their elite athletes to compete in the European Championships in what will be the highlight of a spectacular festival of endurance in an iconic location”.
 
Euston Park is set within the beautiful Suffolk countryside and will give riders from across the continent the chance to take in magnificent historic parkland, ancient forests, woodlands and river crossings – all on well-maintained tracks with minimal roadwork. An incredible experience for athletes, spectators and endurance fans alike.
 
As well as the 2019 European Endurance Championships, other Endurance Championships confirmed by the FEI Bureau are:
 
• FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses - Madrid (ESP), 21-24 May or 4-7 June 2020
• FEI Endurance European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors – Vic (ESP), 25-27 September 2020
 
Endurance GB and HPower Endurance is look forwarding to welcoming Europe’s Endurance Elite next year… the countdown has begun!

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