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USA withdraws from FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 bidding

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

ESP President Michael Stone. Photo by/copyright Equestrisol.Wellington has decided to withdraw from the bidding process for the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018. Equestrian Sport Productions, the company who put together Wellington's bid for 2018, has informed that this decision is made due to "change in the local government".

ESP President Michael Stone, expressed his regret that Wellington was withdrawing from the bid process. "We are fully aware of the massively positive economic impact the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 had on Kentucky", he said, "but we have a responsibility to the local community, equestrian sport, and the FEI World Equestrian Games not to waste the time, effort and resources of all parties involved in the international selection process."

The three bid cities still in the running to host the Games are; Rabat (Morocco), Bromont (Canada) and Vienna (Austria). "We are sorry Wellington will not be pursuing their bid,"", FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said, "but we have three other candidates that have all put in very strong bids for 2018, so there is still plenty of excitement about the bidding process, and that excitement will certainly be increased when the bid teams come to FEI HQ this week."

Source:press release from FEI

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