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Definite WEG starters revealed in 2 weeks

WEG mascot Norman enjoys the jumping at the test events in June.

WEG mascot Norman enjoys the jumping at the test events in June. © Kit Houghton

Nearly 1100 horses from 74 countries are expected at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, with a 25% increase in nominated entries from previous editions.

The final 966 athletes to take part in the games will be selected from the 1354 nominated entries. If there is a full complement of starters, there will be 1080 horses at the event; each rider in dressage, jumping, endurance, and reining can compete on one horse only, but the 177 vaulters will have 97 horses between them, and the 49 drivers have 245 horses.

Jumping has attracted the largest number of nations, with 54 countries entered for the competitions at Stade d’Ornano in Caen, closely followed by Endurance. Riders from 48 countries will compete in the Endurance event, which takes place against the spectacular backdrop of UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont Saint-Michel.

Australia, Austria, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States will be represented in every discipline.

In total 12 countries will be making their Games debut – Hong Kong, US Virgin Islands, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Morocco, Mauritius, Peru, Palestine, Romania, Thailand, and Tunisia.

The next and final stage in the Games entry process is the deadline for definite entries, which is August 14 for Dressage and Para-Dressage, Eventing, Endurance, and Reining, and August 22 for Jumping, Driving, and Vaulting.

The breakdown of the entries per discipline is:

JUMPING
Total National Federations (NFs): 54
NFs with teams: 38
ARG, AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, CHI, COL, CZE, DEN, EGY, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, IRL, ITA, JPN, KSA, MAR, MEX, NED, NOR, POL, POR, QAT, RSA, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE, SYR, UAE, UKR, USA, VEN
NFs with individuals only: 16
AZE, BER, GRE, GUA, HKG, IND, ISR, JOR, KOR, LAT, LTU, NZL, PER, SLO, TUR, URU
286 nominated athletes, 409 horses
167 combinations expected for definite entries

DRESSAGE
Total NFs: 31
NFs with teams: 25
AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, DEN, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, ITA, KAZ, LUX, NED, NOR, POL, POR, RSA, RUS, SUI, SWE, UKR, USA
NFs with individuals only: 6
COL, EST, GEO, KOR, MAR, PLE
154 nominated athletes, 167 horses
103 combinations expected for definite entries

PARA-DRESSAGE
Total NFs: 33
NFs with teams: 19
AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, DEN, FRA, GBR, GER, HKG, IRL, ITA, NED, NOR, POL, RUS, SIN, SWE, USA
NFs with individuals only: 14
ARG, CZE, FIN, ISR, ISV, JPN, LAT, MEX, NZL, POR, RSA, SUI, SVK, TPE
126 nominated athletes, 159 horses
102 combinations expected for definite entries

EVENTING
Total NFs: 28
NFs with teams: 16
AUS, BEL, BRA, CAN, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, IRL, ITA, NED, NZL, POL, SUI, SWE, USA
NFs with individuals only: 12
AUT, BLR, CHN, CZE, DEN, ECU, FIN, HUN, JPN, POR, RSA, RUS
138 nominated athletes, 168 horses
99 combinations expected for definite entries

DRIVING
total NFs: 18
NFs with teams: 15
AUS, AUT, BEL, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, NED, POL, POR, SUI,  SWE, USA
NFs with individuals only: 3
ITA, SVK, URU
63 nominated athletes, 508 horses
49 athletes and 245 horses expected for definite entries

ENDURANCE
Total NFs: 48
NFs with teams: 34
ARG, AUS, BEL, BRA, BRN, CAN, CHI, CRC, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HKG, ITA, JPN, KAZ, LUX, MAS, NED, NOR, NZL, OMA, POR, QAT, RSA, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE, TUN, UAE, URU, USA
NFs with individuals only: 14
ALG, AUT, CHN, COL, DEN, ECU, EST, GRE, GUA, HUN, IRL, KSA, POL, THA
258 nominated athletes, 340 horses
178 combinations expected for definite entries

VAULTING
Total NFs: 22
ARG, AUS, AUT, BRA, CAN, COL, CZE, DEN, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, ITA, MRI, NED, NZL, RSA, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE, USA
223 nominated athletes (16 pas-de-deux of 2 vaulters; 20 squads of 6 vaulters; 46 individual females and 25 individual males), 165 horses
177 athletes (13 pas-de-deux of 2 vaulters; 17 squads of 6 vaulters; 32 individual females; 17 individual males;) and 97 horses expected for definite entries

REINING
Total NFs: 25
NFs with teams: 16
AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, DEN, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, ITA, MEX, NED, POL, SWE, USA
NFs with individuals only: 9
CHI, CZE, DOM, HUN, ISR, MAR, RSA, SUI, SVK
96 nominated athletes, 147 horses
91 combinations expected for definite entries

The jumping test event at d'Ornano stadium in June.

The jumping test event at d’Ornano stadium in June. © Kit Houghton

 

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