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FEI World Equestrian Games

The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, considered by many horsemen to be more important than the Olympics, and administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The games have been held every four years, half way between each pair of consecutive Summer Olympic Games, since 1990. Prior to that year, all ten of the FEI's individual disciplines held separate championships, usually in separate countries.

The WEG have gradually expanded to include eight of the FEI's ten disciplines: combined driving, dressage, endurance riding, eventing, paraequestrianism, reining, show jumping, and vaulting. The FEI's two remaining disciplines[1][2], horseball[3] and tent pegging[4], still conduct independent championships.

The WEG represent many of the world's top riders and most skilled horses, who compete over 16 days. Riders competing at WEG go through a rigorous selection process during the 4 years preceding each competition. Each participating country sends teams composed of the very best equestrians in their discipline. Some 57 countries are represented by 800 athletes.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky, will mark a series of firsts in WEG history: the first time WEG will be held outside of Europe; the first time that championships for eight FEI disciplines will be held at one location, namely the 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) Kentucky Horse Park; and the first time WEG will have a title sponsor (in this case the corporation Alltech, an animal health and nutrition group employing 1,900 people in 85 countries, and headquartered in the nearby city of Nicholasville).

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Locations

Year

Host

1990 Flag of Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Flag of Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands
1998 Flag of Italy Rome, Italy
2002 Flag of Spain Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
2006 Flag of Germany Aachen, Germany
2010 Flag of the United States Lexington, Kentucky, United States
2014 Flag of France Normandy, France

Medal count

The current historical medal count of the FEI World Equestrian Games is as follows:

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total[note 1]

1 22x20px Germany[note 2]

21

9

16

46

2 22x20px United States

9

10

8

27

3 22x20px France

8

12

4

24

4 22x20px Netherlands

6

7

6

19

5 22x20px New Zealand

5

1

6

6 22x20px West Germany[note 2],[note 3]

4

4

4

12

7 22x20px United Kingdom

3

7

5

15

8 17px Switzerland

3

2

2

7

9 22x20px Belgium

2

3

1

6

10 22x20px Sweden

2

1

7

10

11 22x20px Spain

1

2

2

5

12

22x20px Canada

1

2

1

4

22x20px Denmark

1

2

1

4

14

22x20px Brazil

1

1

22x20px Ireland

1

1

22x20px United Arab Emirates

1

1

17 22x20px Italy

2

2

4

18 22x20px Australia

1

4

5

19 22x20px Austria

1

2

3

20

22x20px Finland

1

1

2

22x20px Hungary

1

1

2

22 22x20px Soviet Union[note 4]

1

1

23

22x20px Portugal

1

1

22x20px Slovakia

1

1

Notes </dt>

  1. Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically. The table doesn't count events before 1990.
  2. 2.0 2.1 If totaled together, Germany and West Germany would have a total of 58 medals (25 gold, 13 silver, and 20 bronze)
  3. West Germany competed only in the 1990 Games, as it became Germany prior to the 1994 Games
  4. The Soviet Union competed only in the 1990 Games, as it collapsed prior to the 1994 Games


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