The FEI Bureau has announced that the FEI European Endurance Championship 2019 will take place at Great Britain’s Euston Park, Suffolk from August 15 to 18, 2019.
The British bid’s success was announced this week along with a host of other Championship allocations in 2019 and 2020 following the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) decision. The full FEI Press Release can be found here.
The Championships will be managed by HPower Endurance; organisers of the 2016, 2017 and current series of summer endurance rides at Euston Park, who submitted the bid application with the support of Endurance GB.
Both parties agree that hosting the high profile European Championships offers a fantastic opportunity for the sport of endurance in Great Britain and provides a strong legacy for the future. It makes competing at such a level a possibility for the many Endurance GB members, both Senior and Young Rider, who are looking to advance on to the International Scene.
Event Director, Nick Brooks-Ward, said: “We are delighted with this announcement. We are about to start our third summer of rides at Euston Park and we believe that the previous two years have given us the opportunity to bring together a team which has the experience, knowledge and expertise to get the very best out of this stunning venue. We have already started work planning the Championships.”
Endurance GB Chair, Nicki Thorne, said: “We look forward to giving a very warm welcome to endurance nations from across Europe who will send their elite athletes to compete in the European Championships in what will be the highlight of a spectacular festival of endurance in an iconic location.”
Euston Park is set within the beautiful Suffolk countryside and will give riders from across the continent the chance to take in magnificent historic parkland, ancient forests, woodlands and river crossings – all on well-maintained tracks with minimal roadwork. The event will offer an incredible experience for athletes, spectators and endurance fans alike.