The eventing World Championships may come to Britain in 2026, with the information at the moment (9 February) that the workforce at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials plan to bid for this main occasion.
The Burghley workforce are in discussions with UK Sport about accessing funding to host the championship.
Occasion director Martyn Johnson mentioned: “Burghley is synonymous with the top of the game of eventing. Internet hosting the FEI World Championships in 2026 would convey large advantages to Burghley and the area people. It will additionally focus our longer-term imaginative and prescient for the occasion as we proceed to put money into upgrading the everlasting infrastructures for athletes and horses to enhance additional a world-class venue.
“As we skilled with the London 2012 Olympics, the legacy of a British World Championships wouldn’t solely assist our British groups win medals for years to return but additionally present inspiration, alternatives and services for the subsequent era of equestrian stars by our associations with the Pony Membership and grassroots riders.”
The bid course of for the 2026 eventing World Championships, run by the FEI, is open and can conclude by June.
Burghley has held the World Championships twice earlier than, in 1966 and 1974. It has additionally hosted six European Championships (1962, 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989 and 1997) and one younger rider European Championship (1978). No different British venue has ever hosted the eventing World Championships.
The annual fixture at Burghley is without doubt one of the world’s seven five-stars and takes place this yr from 31 August to three September.
The eventing World Championships are held each 4 years, between the Olympics. Final yr was the primary time since 1986 that the World Championships within the main equestrian disciplines had been held individually at totally different venues, on totally different dates, as a result of between 1990 and 2018 the championships have been mixed at a World Equestrian Video games.
Final yr’s eventing World Championships happened in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy, and Yasmin Ingham gained the person gold for Britain on Banzai Du Loir.
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