First Definite Entries Confirmed for Alltech FEI WEG 2014

First Definite Entries Confirmed for Alltech FEI WEG 2014

Phillip Dutton and Trading Aces will represent the United States in eventing at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

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Definite entries for dressage, para-dressage, reining, endurance, and eventing—which take place over the first week of competition at the Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2014 in Normandy, France—have now been finalized.

The number of entries is exceptionally high and breaks the previous participation records, the FEI said. Dressage, endurance, and reining entries have all increased from the record numbers set for these disciplines at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen, Germany, while para-dressage and eventing have gone up from their previous high at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The breakdown by discipline is as follows (click the name of the discipline to view the complete list):

Dressage

Total National Federations (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)
103 combinations
Previous record: 89 combinations from 33 countries (Aachen, 2006)

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)
100 combinations
Previous record: 60 combinations from 16 countries (Lexington, 2010, the first time that para-dressage appeared on the WEG program)

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)
97 combinations
Previous record: 80 combinations from 24 countries (Lexington, 2010)

Endurance

Total NFs: 47
NFs with teams: 33 (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, TUN, UAE, URU, USA)
NFs with individuals only: 14 (ALG, AUT, CHN, COL, DEN, ECU, EST, GRE, GUA, IRL, KSA, POL, SWE, THA)
173 athletes, 198 horses
Previous record: 159 participants from 42 nations (Aachen, 2006)

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)
89 combinations
Previous record: 68 participants from 21 countries (Aachen, 2006)

The deadline for the definite entries in the three disciplines, which run during the second week of this year's WEG—jumping, driving, and vaulting—is Aug. 21. (Editor's Note: See the confirmed entries for jumping, driving, and vaulting here.)

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