The city of Guadalajara in Mexico is to host the 2015 World Cup jumping and dressage finals, beating off competition from previous host Las Vegas.
Guadalajara had previously bid for the 2014 World Cup finals, but withdrew its application.
The allocation was made at a meeting of the FEI Bureau at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne in Switzerland on Friday. A total of 23 continental championships up to 2015 were allocated at the meeting
FEI Secretary General Ingmar de Vos said the bids for the World Cup jumping and dressage finals from Las Vegas and Guadalajara were both very strong.
“We were extremely happy to see that the bid from Guadalajara was much improved since they withdrew their application for the 2014 edition.
“The FEI Bureau is also happy that the World Cup Finals will travel outside the traditional continents to Central America when it goes to Guadalajara in 2015,” de Vos said.
“We also had four very strong candidates for the FEI European Eventing Championships. After deliberation the Bureau allocated this Championship to Blair Castle (GB), which had also received the recommendation of the Eventing Committee.”
- Balkan Eventing Championships, Eskisehir (TUR), 21-23 September.
- Children’s International Jumping Classic Final, Valle de Bravo (MEX), 29 January – 2 February; (final for 2012 series)
- Children’s International Jumping Classic Final, Brasilia (BRA), December (dates to be confirmed).
- European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors & Children, Vejer de la Frontera (ESP), 1-7 July.
- Americas Championships for Young Riders, Juniors, Pre-Juniors & Children, Rosario (ARG), 17-22 September.
- European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, Haras de Jardy (FRA), 20-22 September.
- European Driving Championships for Four in Hand, Budapest (HUN), 12-15 September.
- World Pony Driving Championships, Pau (FRA), 31 October – 3 November.
- World Pairs Driving Championships, Topol’cianky (SVK), 28 August – 1 September.
- World Endurance Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, Tarbes (FRA), 27 July.
- Open European Endurance Championships, Most (CZE), 12-15 September.
- World Endurance Championships for Young Horses, Valeggio Sul Mincio (ITA), 26-29 September.
- World Cup Vaulting Final, Braunschweig (GER), 14-17 March.
2014 – 2015 Championships:
- European Dressage Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, Arezzo (ITA), 9-13 July 2014.
- European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, Bishop Burton (GBR), 2014 dates to be confirmed.
- World Dressage Championships for Young Horses, Verden (GER), 6-10 August 2014 and 5-9 August 2015.
- World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals, Guadalajara (MEX), 2015 dates to be confirmed.
- European Championships in Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Vaulting and Reining, Aachen (GER), 17-30 August 2015.
- European Eventing Championships, Blair Castle (GBR), 10-13 September 2015.
- European Endurance Championships, Molsridtet (DEN), 31 July – 2 August 2015.
- European Para-Equestrian Dressage Championships, Deauville (FRA), 10-13 September or 17-20 September 2015.