The FEI has announced that due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games until 2021, it has been necessary to cancel the European eventing championship, scheduled to take place at Haras du Pin, Normandy, France, from August 11-15, 2021. The organizing committee that had been awarded this event has already announced its candidacy for the 2023 edition, with the full support of the FEI.
Valérie Moulin, president of the organizing company Ustica, expressed her disappointment, 'not only for our team, but also and especially for our volunteers, our partners at the forefront – including the Region Normandy and Departmental Council of Orne – the riders, and all the enthusiasts. [...] As soon as the postponement of the Olympic Games was announced, we suggested date changes to the FEI, including the delay of a few days, or 2023. We sincerely hope to get the organization of this event back and to be able to mobilize our support in this perspective."
As far as the CCIO4*-S scheduled to run from August 13-16, 2020, is concerned, no decision has yet been taken. Moulin explained; "We are monitoring the evolution of government decisions. We are giving ourselves time to adapt our decision to a highly evolving situation."