The northern venue hosted the equestrian events in the 1976 Olympics and will be the hub for the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018. Bromont Montreal is only the second host outside Europe, following the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010, which were staged in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington was the other bidder for the 2018 Games.
“We are really delighted to award the 2018 Games to Bromont/Montreal,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya said after the Bureau decision. “The Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is an exceptional and proven venue, and will be the ideal location for the eighth edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games, our most global equestrian event.”
The bidding process was reopened in July 2013 when the Canadians’ finances hit a snag. The FEI says the Canadian bid committee subsequently secured substantial government backing, which was a crucial factor to the decision.