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World Championships for Young Dressage Horses to take place in Verden in 2021

FEI and Ermelo agree to relocation of the Championships

Good news for Verden: After the FEI WBFSH World Championships for Young Dressage Horses 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, the FEI World Equestrian Federation has now decided that next year's championships will take place in the equestrian city from August 25 to 29. Originally, Ermelo in the Netherlands was to be the venue for the 2021 World Championships. However, the organizers have agreed to hand over the Championships to Verden next year in exchange for hosting the WEG in 2024.

Soenke Lauterbach, General Secretary of the German Equestrian Federation (FN), thanked the organizing committee in Ermelo and the FEI Board for this decision. "It is a sign of true partnership in these challenging times."

Verden Show Director Wilken Treu, Managing Director of the Hannoveraner Verband, said, "We received this news shortly before Christmas with great joy and are grateful that we will get the chance to put on a great WEG next year after all."