The World Equestrian Games are not coming back to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2018. Kentucky had put in a bid to again host the international equine competition four years from now. The Canadian community of Bromont (BRO-mont)-Montreal has been named as the next site for the equestrian event. Before learning of the final decision, during a visit to Lexington Monday, Governor Beshear indicated there had been some sponsorship issues.
“The major sponsor for the FEI is the Longsheng Watch Company and of course, one of our main stadiums at the horse park is named the Rolex Stadium for another competing watch company,” said Beshear.
Lexington was the only remaining bidder for the 2018 World Equestrian Games. The Kentucky Horse Park, after much facility upgrades, played host to the 2010 Games.