Milan in Italy has been confirmed as the host city for the FEI European Championship in the Olympic discipline of Jumping for 2023, the FEI announced today.
The allocation to the Italian city was confirmed during the FEI Board teleconference held on 23 August 2021. The exact dates in early September 2023 are to be confirmed in due course and will be listed in the FEI Calendar 2023 once approved by the FEI Secretary General.
The Championship will be hosted in the Snai San Siro Racecourse, one of the most prestigious and state-of-the-art horse racing venues in the world located in the heart of the city.
“We are thrilled to have this important Championship allocated to Milan, a hub for horse enthusiasts, and home to the unique Snai San Siro Racecourse which combines tradition and modernity and is the perfect setting to welcome Europe’s finest equestrian partnerships. These Championships will have a long lasting impact on the entire region and we will work closely with the Organisers and the FEI over the next two years to ensure the FEI Jumping European Championship 2023 delivers an iconic and unforgettable platform for the sport to shine.” Simone Perillo, FISE Secretary General said.
Prior to the allocation of the European Championship, the Snai San Siro Racecourse has been undergoing renovations to make this a premier event destination and multipurpose Equestrian Center. The new permanent arena is hosting CSI 3* and 4* events throughout 2021 and 2022, including the Milano San Siro Jumping Cup which took centre stage in July 2021 and was hailed a resounding success. Currently, there is seating for approximately 8,000 individuals in the historical racecourse grandstands, and an additional temporary 10,000 seats are set to be built for the Championship.
“We are delighted to have the Italian city of Milan hosting the European Championship in Jumping in 2023”, Marco Fusté, FEI Director Jumping said.
“The Organising Committee are a very focussed group of people who are determined to deliver the best edition ever of the European Jumping Championship. We are looking forward to working closely together to stage this prestigious event, which will be hosted in the heart of Milan just a few hundred meters away from the iconic San Siro Football stadium in the San Siro hippodrome,” the release concluded.