2016 World Cup Finals' Organisation to Cover Transport Costs for All Horses

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:32
2016 World Cup Finals

The organizers of the 2016 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden, will be the first ever to reimburse the majority of the travel expenses of horses coming from outside Europe. The 2016 World Cup Finals are scheduled for 24 - 27 March 2016 and a total of 18 dressage horses compete at the event.

This is the first time that a show host of a World Cup Finals has to cover most of the transportation costs of all horses. Each time the World Cup Finals took place in Las Vegas, the American organizers had to reimburse the travel expenses of all horses, but remarkably this was never the case for European hosts of the Finals.

According to Dressage-News.com, riders from the United States and Canada will be paid €13,730 to cover transportation of each horse and €1,373 for the rider. Riders from Africa, Asia, Pacific and South America will be paid €18,300 per horse and €1,830 per athlete.

"Organizers of the World Cup Final in Lyon, France in 2014 took it upon themselves to offer reimbursement to dressage riders after an Egyptian rider based in California was reimbursed for his transportation under the agreement for the jumping World Cup Final," Ken Braddick wrote.

Source: Dressage-News.com - Photo © Dirk Caremans

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