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MIKYSALT

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I know they're due to take place in Greenwich Park, but, watching the Hickstead Derby right now, am I the only one that wishes there was a place in the plans for such a great, traditional equestrian venue as Hickstead?

Any thoughts.

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I believe Hickstead was a part of the plan in its earliest stages, but being half way between Crawley and Brighton, it just didn't fit in with the concept of it being a "London" bid. When the application was submitted in 2003, the proposed equestrian venue was Windsor Great Park, yet this was still considered too far away from the heart of the Games.

Hickstead's just too far out, as it were.

And there's no public transport.

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From what I heard and seen a long while back, London (or another UK city) was contemplating a bid for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, but it didn't come to fruition. Who knows, the city could host one after the 2012 Olympic Games is done.
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