Wednesday, 25 October 2023
The FEI President has welcomed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) confirmation of the equestrian disciplines for the Los Angeles 2028 sports programme following the IOC Executive Board meeting held on 12 and 13 October in Mumbai (IND).
“We are delighted with the IOC’s announcement that the equestrian disciplines at competition at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be on the Los Angeles 2028 sports programme,” FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.
“Equestrian has been part of the Olympics since 1912, and with such a strong heritage and enthusiasm for the sport in the US, we are looking forward to delivering successful and engaging Games, focussed on the future and the values which make it unique in the sporting landscape.
“This is only the beginning. Venue confirmation in the coming months and quotas for LA2028, which will be decided after Paris 2024, will be our next big milestones in the lead up to these Games. We are actively pursuing all avenues and making sure we have our finger on the pulse, as we look towards not only LA28 but also Paris24 which is just around the corner!”
British Equestrian Chief Executive Jim Eyre added; “The announcement from the International Olympic Committee confirming their Executive Board had finalised a programme for Los Angeles 2028 which includes the equestrian disciplines is great news for our sport. It enables us to plan for not only the Paris Games next year but for the cycle beyond. We look forward to news on the venue and quota places in due course and working with the FEI to make Los Angeles a huge success for equestrian sport."
The IOC press release on the programme of the LA28 Olympic Games can be viewed here (cf. section LA28 discipline programme).