Active Travel, Inc. is proud to be appointed by Equestrian Tours LLC (the Official Ticketing Agents for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 for the United States) to offer ticket and accommodation packages to the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. You will find our packages to be well researched and offering exceptional A Level seating. We have worked closely with the organizing committee to create packages for the true equine enthusiast and our staff members have made several trips to Normandy to inspect the hotels, the venues and the other activities in the area to provide you with the best packages for all disciplines including dressage, jumping, eventing, reining, para dressage, driving, endurance, vaulting and the Opening and Closing ceremonies – as well as suggested activites for non competition times.
Currently, we are taking reservations for ticket and accommodations packages only. These are Pre ticket sales which came available in June only for those who have jointly purchased an accommodation package. General ticket sales do not open to the public until November 2013.
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy
August 21 – September 8, 2014
We are very pleased to have been appointed the exclusive U. S. agents for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. Having organized programs for the World Equestrian Games since their inception in 1990 in Stockholm, we feel we have “dipped our toe in the water” and have a good sense of what we are doing. We look forward to serving you and helping to insure that you have a wonderful time in Normandy in 2014.
Important note: In accordance with the directions of the Organizing Committee Normandie 2014, from June 6 until November 15, 2013, tickets will only be available as part of an accommodations package. This will include hotel with breakfast, a welcome reception, sightseeing and transfers to the venues in Caen, Haras du Pin and to the Endurance Championships. Transfers will be particularly important as there is limited public transportation in Normandy and there will be limited parking at the venues.
Competition Schedule – Week 1:
Aug. 23: Opening Ceremonies
Aug. 25-29: Dressage Championships
Aug. 25-30: Para Dressage Championships
Aug. 25-30: Reining Championships
Aug. 28-31: Eventing Championships
Aug. 28: Endurance Championships
Competition Schedule – Week 2:
Sept. 1-7: Show Jumping Championship
Sept. 2-5: Vaulting Championships
Sept. 4-7: Driving Championships
Sept. 7: Closing Ceremonies
The hotels for our Accommodations Packages:
Our hotels are in Lisieux and Pont l’Eveque and are primarily 3-star. Lisieux has the benefit of being on the rail line to Caen, with frequent service. The trip is approximately 30 minutes from Lisieux.
Accommodations package inclusions and rates:
- Scheduled shuttle service from Paris/Charles de Gaulle Airport to hotels and return on program arrival & departure dates
- Accommodations with buffet breakfast daily
- Welcome get-together receptions on arrival evening
- Daily transfers to venue sites in Caen, Haras du Pin (eventing dressage & cross country phases) and the Endurance site on competition days
- 10 nights’ accommodation in selected or available hotel (week 1)
- 3 nights in Rouen and 7 nights in selected or available hotel (week 2)
- 2 days Sightseeing to Normandy Beaches and to Mont St. Michel
Rates: available per person Twin/Double (or Share Basis) AND Single Basis
Mercure Lisieux is a comfortable, modern chain hotel, two kilometers from the town center. It has a well-respected restaurant serving regional cuisine, a bar/lounge and a small swimming pool.
Week 1 or Week 2: $1,995 USD
(per person Twin/Double or Share Basis); $2,595 USD (Single Basis)
Full Two Weeks: $3,395 USD
(per person Twin/Double or Share Basis); $4,495 USD(Single Basis)
Le Grand Hotel de l’Esperance, Lisieux is located in the town center, quite near the cathedral. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge. There is internet in the rooms which have individual climate control and in-room safes.
Week 1 or Week 2: $1,995 USD
(per person Twin/Double or Share Basis); $2,795 USD (Single Basis)
Full Two Weeks: $3,495 USD
(per person Twin/Double or Share Basis); $4,895 USD (Single Basis)
Eden Park Hotel, Pont l’Eveque is a delightful country hotel on Lake Pont-l’Eveque, with an award winning restaurant, lounge/bar and sunny terrace. The Eden Park is four kilometers from Pont l’Eveque. Our clients here, as with all of our accommodations, will be provided shuttle transportation to the competition sites.
Week 1 or Week 2: $2,095 USD
(per person Twin/Double or Share Basis); $2,995 USD (Single Basis)
Full Two Weeks: $3,595 USD
(per person Twin/Double or Share Basis); $5,195 USD (Single Basis)
The World Equestrian Games are comprised of the world championships for eight equestrian sports. The Games are held every four years, two years prior to the Olympic Games, and are governed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The full range of disciplines is as follows:
- Para Dressage
The very first World Equestrian Games were held in Stockholm in 1990. Six disciplines were involved–Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance and Vaulting. In 1994 the city of The Hague in the Netherlands hosted the Games. After a late cancellation of the Games that were to be held in Dublin, Ireland, Rome stepped forward to host the 1998 Games on one year’s notice. All disciplines except the Endurance were held and beautifully executed considering the very short preparation time. The Endurance was held in Dubai that year.
The next Games were held in Jerez de Frontera, Spain in 2002 and included all six disciplines and Reining for the first time. Following that the Games went to Aachen 2006, again with seven disciplines, and were a fabulous success. In 2010 the games left Europe for the first time and come to the United States to the Kentucky Horse Park where, for the first time, Para Dressage, the newest FEI Discipline were competed together with the other seven. In 2014, the games will be held in Normandy, France.