The horse ball and endurance events are taking place in Manche and the other events in Calvados. Mont Saint Michel will be the spectacular setting for the endurance events while the horse ball is taking place at the Haras National in Saint Lo. Show jumping and other arena events are in Caen, Polo in Deauville and cross country and dressage at Le Pin national stud in the Orne.
The first lot of tickets which were only available to members of the Federation Equestre International and 130,000 have already been sold. Now general members of the public can reserve tickets for the event which gets under way on 23 August 2014.
This round makes tickets available in all seven disciplines; jumping, dressage and para-dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining, and they will be available until 03 March 2014.
Sensation Passes, which offer equestrian enthusiasts the choice of one or several disciplines including the final, and Discovery Passes for spectators wishing to experience different disciplines over the course of one or two days, are also available with both passes also giving access to the Games Village.
â€˜Ticket sales have been very strong so far. To have already sold more than 130,000 places to the equestrian family in France and overseas has exceeded all expectations and we are expecting even greater numbers now that ticket sales are open to the general public. We’re looking forward to sold out venues and huge cheering crowds in Normandy next year,â€™ said FEI secretary general Ingmar De Vos.
Tickets, which can be bought online through the official ticketing website, cost as little as â‚¬16 (Â£13/$22), and a 50% reduction is available for children up to the age of 12. Orders are limited to six identical passes per day, with a limit of 24 passes in total over the duration of the event. Individual tickets will go on sale on 04 March next year.
The organisers have also begun interviews for volunteers to help with the Games. They need 3,000 people. Each applicantâ€™s skills, experience and motivation for taking part in the event will be evaluated and they will receive notification from January 2014. Training sessions will be held in June.