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Aachen to host the 2026 FEI World Championship in six disciplines

Sunday, 19 November 2023

Photo © FEI/Liz Gregg. From left to right: FEI President Ingmar De Vos, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez, General Manager CHIO Aachen Michael Mronz, President of the German Equestrian Federation Hans-Joachim Erbel and Secretary General of the German Equestrian Federation Soenke Lauterbach. Photo © FEI/Liz Gregg.

Aachen will host the 2026 FEI World Championship in jumping, dressage, para dressage, eventing, driving and vaulting, the FEI announced on Saturday as the multi-discipline championship was allocated to Germany during the first FEI Board meeting at the FEI Hybrid General Assembly in Mexico City, Mexico. 

The 2026 FEI World Championship is set to take place from 10 to 23 August 2026, 20 years after Aachen hosted the fifth edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™. “We thank the FEI for their trust,” Michael Mronz, CHIO Aachen General Manager, said in a press release from the FEI. “We feel honoured and pleased to host, together with the German Equestrian Federation, the FEI World Championships Aachen 2026 in six disciplines: Jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, vaulting and para dressage. Already today we would like to invite the entire world of equestrian sport to Aachen so that we can celebrate an unforgettable event together in 2026.”

"The FEI is delighted to have secured such outstanding hosts for our most prestigious Championships three years in advance, which allows plenty of time for preparation and planning," FEI President Ingmar De Vos said in a press release from the FEI. “I would like to congratulate the winners, who submitted outstanding bids. We are all well aware of Aachen’s unique track record of organising extremely successful large-scale events."


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