Definite Entries Confirmed for WEG

first_img Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Definite entries for the three disciplines of Jumping, Driving, and Vaulting, which take place over the second week of competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, were finalised today.As with the disciplines taking place over the first week of the Games, the number of entries remains very high and brings the total of athletes and horses, who will start in the Games, to 969 and 1080 respectively. The number of nations is 74, an all-time high and a 25% increase compared to the previous record established at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Aachen (GER) in 2006 where equestrians from 59 countries had competed.With 54 nations, Jumping is the discipline, which has attracted the highest participation overall, an absolute record since the creation of the Games in 1990.The breakdown by discipline is as follows (click the name of the discipline to view the complete list):JUMPINGTotal National Federations (NFs): 54NFs with teams: 35ARG, AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, CHI, COL, CZE, DEN, EGY, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, IRL, ITA, JPN, MAR, MEX, NED, NOR, POL, QAT, RSA, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE, SYR, UKR, USA, VENNFs with individuals only: 19AZE, BER, GRE, GUA, HKG, IND, ISR, JOR, KOR, KSA, LAT, LTU, NZL, PER, POR, SLO, TUR, UAE, URU184 athletes / 199 horses158 combinations will start in the first competition on 2 September. 26 NFs have entered five competitors only four of whom will startPrevious record: 120 athletes from 41 countries, (Lexington, KY 2010)DRIVINGtotal NFs: 17 (the host nation FRA is represented by a team and five individual riders)NFs with teams: 14AUS,BEL, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, NED, POL, POR, SUI, SWE, USANFs with individuals only: 3ITA, SVK, URU46 athletes and 230 horsesRecord: 52 participants from 18 countries (Stockholm, 1990)VAULTINGTotal NFs: 22ARG, AUS, AUT, BRA, CAN, COL, CZE, DEN, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, ITA, MRI, NED, NZL, RSA, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE, USA179 athletes (12 pas-de-deux of 2 vaulters; 17 squads of 6 vaulters; 35 individual females; 18 individual males) and 81 horsesPrevious record: 149 athletes from 17 countries (Lexington, KY 2010)Australia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, and the USA will be represented in all the disciplines, while 11 countries will make their FEI World Equestrian Games™ debut. They are Hong Kong, US Virgin Islands, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Morocco, Mauritius, Peru, Palestine, Romania, Thailand and Tunisia.The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy will be officially opened tomorrow at a ceremony beginning at 20.30 CEST at Stade d’Ornano in Caen. Tags: 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP last_img