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Normandy WEG expected to draw more than 500,000 visitors

Laurent Cellier, Sports Director for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014, updated delegates at the Sports Forum on progress in Normandy.

Laurent Cellier, Sports Director for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014, updated delegates at the Sports Forum on progress in Normandy. © Germain Arias-Schreiber/FEI

More than 500,000 spectators are expected at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France, as the €75.6 million event nears.

The Games, in Normandy from August 23 to September 7, are just 116 days away.

Two members of the Organising Committee – sports director Laurent Cellier and the head of services to national federations, Pauline Laidi – gave delegates to the FEI Sport Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, an update on preparations covering the timetable, competition venues, veterinary services, logistics, accreditation, entries, communications, and key dates.

“Normandy, the land of horses and horsemen and women, will soon be welcoming 1000 riders and horses and over 500,000 spectators for 15 days of top equestrian sport at the world’s biggest equestrian event,” Cellier said.

“We will create an incredible legacy with these Games, which will last for at least the next 15 years, thanks to our close working relationship with the FEI, our 100-strong Organising Committee and over 3,000 volunteers supporting us at our five competition venues.”

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