Fort Worth, Texas, will be home to the 2026 World Cup Finals of dressage and jumping, announced the International Equestrian Federation on Wednesday.
It will be the first time that the destination has hosted the event. The first dressage Final in the United States was in Los Angeles in 1995.
The finals were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 primarily because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be held next April in Omaha, Nebraska, before heading to Saudi Arabia in 2024 and Switzerland in 2025.
“Today the FEI Board made allocations until 2026 and, after some years of disruption due to COVID-19 and EHV-1, we have excellent sport to look forward to in the coming years,” said FEI President Ingmar de Vos. “It is wonderful that the FEI Jumping World Cup Final and FEI Dressage World Cup 2026 will travel to the United States. With only two years to go until the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, excitement will be mounting and I’m convinced that it will be an event full of excellent sport, cheer and high energy.”