Bologna, 16 febbraio 2021 – The FIHB WHR Horseball World Cup, initially scheduled for 17th – 22nd August 2020 in Saint-Lô (France), rescheduled for 2021, will be postponed to 2022 at the Pôle Hippique of Saint-Lô.
The board of the International Horseball Federation (FIHB), gathered on saturday 13th of february, has decided to postpone the event due to COVID-19.
The Normandie Horse Show (NHS) association, which was in charge of the organization of this event, took notice to this wise decision.
Indeed, the majority of the countries at this date, did not restart the Horseball activity and have no perspectives when they will. This makes it difficult to prepare a major competition like the World Cup. The situation is difficult for the nations, especially the ones overseas who have to plan their travel.
The convivial atmoshere of the 3 European Championships (2007, 2013, 2017) is still present in Saint-Lô arena and the board of the NHS couldn’t resolve to organise the World Cup behind close doors.
36 teams had registered in early 2020. This fact promoted the decision to postpone the World Cup, in order to give everyone the chance to be part of a great event from 15th to 20th of august 2022!