Definite Entries for All Disciplines at 2014 WEG Confirmed

Definite Entries for All Disciplines at 2014 WEG Confirmed

Chester Weber will represent the United States in driving at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Definite entries for jumping, driving, and vaulting, which take place over the second week of competition at the Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2014 in Normandy, France, were finalized today (Aug. 22).

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. Seventy-four nations will be represented, an all-time high and a 25% increase compared to the previous record established at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

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

Jumping 

Total National Federations (NFs): 54
NFs with teams: 35 (ARG, 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, VEN)
NFs with individuals only: 19 (AZE, BER, GRE, GUA, HKG, IND, ISR, JOR, KOR, KSA, LAT, LTU, NZL, PER, POR, SLO, TUR, UAE, URU)
184 athletes, 199 horses (158 combinations will start in the first competition on Sept. 2; 26 NFs have entered five competitors only four of whom will start.)
Previous record: 120 athletes from 41 countries (Lexington, Kentucky, 2010)

Driving

Total NFs: 17 (the host nation FRA is represented by a team and five individual drivers)
NFs with teams: 14 (AUS,BEL, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, NED, POL, POR, SUI, SWE, USA)
NFs with individuals only: 3 (ITA, SVK, URU) 46 athletes, 230 horses
Record: 52 participants from 18 countries (Stockholm, 1990)

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)
179 athletes (12 pas-de-deux teams of two vaulters, 17 squads of six vaulters, 35 individual females, and 18 individual males), 81 horses
Previous record: 149 athletes from 17 countries (Lexington, 2010)

Australia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United States will be represented in all the disciplines, while 11 countries will make their WEG debut: Hong Kong, U.S. 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 local time (2:30 p.m. EDT) at Stade d’Ornano in Caen, Normandy.

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