If chosen to host the World Equestrian Games in 2018, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington would be the first two-time host for the games, which are held every four years. A decision is expected Dec. 2.
The international committee that runs the event has received official interest from Great Britain, the United States and Canada to host the 2018 world championships. Two U.S. cities are vying for the spot -- Lexington, host to the 2010 games at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Wellington, Fla., an equestrian competition center near Palm Beach. The 2010 games brought in an estimated $200 million.
The World Equestrian Games began in 1990 and includes eight equestrian world championships -- jumping, dressage, para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining.. Next year’s games will be in Normandy, France.
The Lexington event was the first time the games had taken place outside Europe.