France puts in formal bid for WEG 2014

November 18, 2008

As preparations build for the next World Equestrian Games - in Kentucky 2010 - France has put in its formal bid for the 2014 Games, with their proposal placing the event in Basse Normandie, Northern France.

Representatives of the French Equestrian Federation formally presented the Candidacy Book outlining the bid to FEI President Princess Haya, on Sunday.

"The Basse Normandie region has put forward a very serious bid which has the support of the President of the French Republic and the French government," said Mr Christian Paillot, Vice President of the French Equestrian Federation. "It is a safe choice as we already have in existence excellent venues as well as a balanced budget."

The bid will now be circulated to the FEI Bureau and FEI Headquarters for evaluation. The official presentation by the bid committee will take place during the FEI Bureau Meeting in April 2009 when the allocation will be made.

2014 will see the eighth edition of FEIs biggest event after the inaugural event was organised in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1990.