A new venue is sought for the 2015 endurance European Championships following the withdrawal of Denmark, as a result of FEI concerns about funding arrangements.

Peter Christiansen, of the Association Molsridtet, had expectations for Arab-sourced sponsorship. However, this fell through when the FEI reiterated last autumn the European Championships were no longer “open” — bringing endurance in line with other disciplines.

Mr Christiansen said he was still showing a budget surplus, and that confusion resulted from the FEI alerting the Danish Equestrian Federation, rather than the ride organiser, to its misunderstanding about the event’s revised status.

This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (17 April 2014)

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