Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) announced that they have sent in their formal Expression of Interest to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Their documentation was sent in through the United States Equestrian Federation
for the United States to host the WEG at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.
The Expression of Interest documents are the first step towards submitting a bid to host the FEI World Equestrian Games.
"We are very excited for the bid," said ESP President Michael Stone. "We believe it will be a great opportunity for the Village of Wellington, Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida. We believe that working on this bid will help bring ESP-produced events to the next level and will only help increase the quality of our shows and the exposure of equestrian sport."
"We look forward to working with Equestrian Sport Productions on their bid as they consider all the requirements for a successful submission," said John Long, USEF CEO. "The support of local and state government will be essential in this effort. The USEF is looking forward to sharing experiences learned from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held in Kentucky just last year."
The world-class equestrian and support facilities in Wellington, and the prestige that Wellington holds in the equestrian world, provide an excellent framework from which to begin a pursuit of the bid for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.