Thursday, June 27, 2019

FEI Assigns EC and Endurance 2021 World Championship to Ermelo, Netherlands

Posted on June 20, 2019 in Endurance

The FEI has assigned the European Senior Endurance Championship 2021 and the World Endurance Championship for Juniors & Young Riders to the Netherlands. Ermelo is the setting for the championships from 6 to 11 September. The world's best long-distance riders will compete in the Veluwe for the titles.

The FEI World Equestrian Sports Federation announced on June 20 with a letter to the KNHS that the European Endurance Championship for Senior Citizens 2021 and the World Championship Endurance Juniors & Young Riders 2012 have been awarded to Ermelo. The grounds of the National Equestrian Center and beautiful routes across the Veluwe are the backdrop for the title fight. On the competition calendar, 6 to 11 September 2021 is planned as dates for the European and World Championships.

Maarten van der Heijden, KNHS director of top sport, reacts enthusiastically: “We have already organized international championships in many disciplines in the Netherlands. It is great that we can put endurance sport in our own country with this World Cup and European Championship. Endurance is still a small branch of equestrian sport in the Netherlands, but globally it is big with enormous growth. The Equestrian Center in Ermelo and the beautiful grounds with woods and heathland are perfect for this championship. Compliments also to the organization of CEI Ermelo that has won the championship, after they have already organized major international competitions. There is still the 2020 edition to go, to put the finishing touches on the i, but it will be a great event. ”

“Of course we had hoped that we would get both championships, but this is more than expected and it only makes it more beautiful. We are very happy with it ”, says Frens van 't Zand on behalf of the organization Endurancesport Foundation.

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