Kentucky Dismisses WEG 2018

After Bromont had to step down as host of the World Equestrian Games 2018 due to financial problems there were rumours that the event could take place in Kentucky. The executive director of the Thoroughbred Association in Kentucky had voiced his interest clearly. However, now the Kentucky Horse park has dismissed the rumours: “After we heard that Bromont would not be able to host the World Equestrian Games the Kentucky Horse Park and the tourism cabinet began to look for sponsors and analysed possible advantages and disadvantages. We came to the conclusion that hosting the event would mean a great financial risk for the community and and the tax payers. We also believe that the time is too short for the Horse Park to organise the best event possible. The Kentucky Horse Park is already prepared to apply for the World Equestrian Games in 2022. We hope that we’ll be able to show people from all over the world what Kentucky has to offer.”
Further alternatives are Aachen, whose main sponsor Rolex is in conflict with  the FEI sponsor Longines, as well as the Samorin Equestrian Centre in Slovakia as well as the Magna Racino in Austria. The Magna Racino had applied for the WEG 2018 but withdrew the application after it became known how much the event would cost.