Equestrian Driving boosted with allocation of five major events

Equestrian Driving, the sport that combines athletic horses, daredevil drivers and state-of-the-art carriages, has been given a valuable boost today with the allocation of five major events over the next three years.

The showdown for the FEI Driving World Cup™ Final 2019, the culmination of tough global qualifiers broadcast on more than 40 television channels in 19 countries, will take place in the elegant French city of Bordeaux following allocation by the FEI Bureau.

“Driving is an exciting, high-octane sport and the crowds just love it, ” FEI Driving Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello said. “Driving requires spectacular skills, the horses are clever and fast – the ultimate horsepower. This is all about precision at speed, it’s adrenaline-fueled and unbelievably electrifying.”

The FEI Bureau, the body responsible for the general direction of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), also allocated four Driving Championships at World and European level in 2020 and 2021 to venues in the French Pyrenees and the Loire Valley, Mezőhegyes – home to Hungary’s state stud farm – and to Kronenberg in The Netherlands.

Close to nature

Nine other events were allocated by the FEI Bureau, including the FEI European Endurance Championship 2019, which will take place at Great Britain’s 200-acre Euston Park venue, set in Thetford Forest – the UK’s largest lowland pine area:

2019

FEI Driving World Cup™ Final – Bordeaux (FRA), 7-10 February

FEI European Endurance Championship – Euston Park (GBR), 15-18 August

FEI European Championships for Ponies (Jumping, Dressage & Eventing) – Strzegom (POL), 15-18 August

Fast and furious – Equestrian Driving given valuable boost with the allocation of five major events over the next three years. (FEI/Richard Juilliart)

2020

FEI Jumping European Championship for Young Riders, Juniors and Children – Vilamoura (POR), 21-26 July

FEI Jumping European Championship for Veterans – Fontainebleau (FRA), 24-27 September

FEI Dressage European Championship For Young Riders & Juniors – Hartpury (GBR), 27 July-2 August

FEI Eventing European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors – Hartpury (GBR), 27 July-2 August

FEI Driving World Championship for Singles – Pau (FRA), 21-26 October

FEI Driving World Championship for Young Horses – Mezöhegyes (HUN), 10-13 September

FEI Driving European Championship for Young Drivers, Juniors & Children – Lamotte Beuvron (FRA), dates TBC

FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses – Madrid (ESP), 21-24 May or 4-7 June

FEI Endurance European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors – Vic (ESP), 25-27 September

FEI Vaulting European Championship for Juniors – Flyinge (SWE), 28 July-2 August

2021

FEI Driving World Championship for Ponies – Kronenberg (NED), end August-mid September

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