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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 Lexington suburb of Nicholasville).

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Locations

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

Medal count

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

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany1 21 9 16 46
2  United States 9 10 8 27
3  France 8 12 4 24
4  Netherlands 6 7 6 19
5  New Zealand 5 1 6
6  West Germany1, 2 4 4 4 12
7  United Kingdom 3 7 5 15
8  Switzerland 3 2 2 7
9  Belgium 2 3 1 6
10  Sweden 2 1 7 10
11  Spain 1 2 2 5
12  Canada 1 2 1 4
 Denmark 1 2 1 4
14  Brazil 1 1
 Ireland 1 1
 United Arab Emirates 1 1
17  Italy 2 2 4
18  Australia 1 4 5
19  Austria 1 2 3
20  Finland 1 1 2
 Hungary 1 1 2
22  Soviet Union3 1 1
23  Portugal 1 1
 Slovakia 1 1

Note: 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.

Results

References

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