April 8, 2009 -- The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau awarded the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games on March 31 to the region of Normandie, France. This will be the seventh edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games and the first one to be held in France.
"Hosting the FEI World Equestrian Games represents an exceptional opportunity for the promotion and development of Normandie on the international level," said Laurent Beauvais, president of the Regional Council of Basse-Normandie and president of the Organizing Committee Normandie 2014. "Normandie is the first region in France for horse breeding and champions."
The FEI World Equestrian Games take place every four years and include the world championships of all eight FEI disciplines, jumping, dressage eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, reining and para-equestrian. No less than 900 horses, 800 riders and drivers from 60 nations and 300,000 spectators are expected to gather for two weeks of competition in August 2014.
The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be held in Lexington, Ky.