Two United States cities—Wellington, Fla., and Lexington, Ky.—have both submitted their formal bid applications and questionnaires to host the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games and now officially join the Canadian bid from Bromont, Quebec.
Applicants bidding to host the Games in 2018 had until today, Nov. 15, to return signed bid applications and questionnaires, and both U.S. cities met the deadline.
The Bromont bid had previously submitted the required documentation and did not need to resubmit.
Candidate cities for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games will be announced on Dec. 2 following review of the applicant questionnaires by FEI Headquarters. The deadline for submission of completed and signed host agreements is March 31, 2014.
Candidates will present their final bids to the FEI Bureau at its in-person meeting in June 2014. The host city for the 2018 WEG will be announced after that meeting.
“We are delighted that we have Wellington, Kentucky and Bromont/Montreal in the bidding process for our flagship event,” said FEI Secretary General Ingmar de Vos. “All three locations have strong equestrian traditions, so it will be fascinating to see which of the bid committees produces the most compelling reasons why they should be allocated the Games in 2018. It’s going to be an interesting process.”