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The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, are held every four years in the even years between the Olympic Games. These are the largest sporting event world-wide – with 12,000 athletes competing, whereas the IOC has limited the number of athletes at the Olympic Games to 10,000.

The Asian Games are organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) which headquarters are based in Kuwait and are recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The first edition of the Asian Games was held in 1950. In order to participate, all athletes must be entered by their National Olympic Committee (NOC). There are 46 countries, members of OCA, invited to participate in the Asian Games where 40 sports are showcased (including all Olympic sports).

Equestrian sports first made an appearance at the 9th Asian Games in 1982 held in New Delhi (IND) following by Seoul, South Korea in 1986. They did not take part of 11th edition in Beijing, but were reintroduced again in 1994 and have since been part of the Asian Games program.

The Asian Equestrian Federation first came into being in 1978, and was recognised by the FEI as a body which would promote and ensure the growth of equestrian sports in the Asian region. The AEF statutes state that AEF shall provide all guidance and assistance to NF in the (Asian Games) organisation and all conduct of equestrian sports will be according to FEI Rules. Therefore, the Asian Games are subject to FEI rules as far as all for technical aspects are concerned, while the FEI ensures the technical control of all equestrian sports at the Asian Games.

The latest edition of the Asian Games was held in Incheon (KOR) in 2014 and included Jumping, Dressage and Eventing.

The next and 18th edition of the Asian Games will take place in  Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

Host Cities
201818th Asian Games, Jakarta - Palembang (Indonesia)
201417th Asian Games, Incheon, (South Korea) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
201016th Asian Games, Guangzhou (CHN) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
200615th Asian Games, Doha (QAT) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing / Endurance
200214th Asian Games, Pusan (South Korea) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
199813th Asian Games, Bangkok (THA) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
199412th Asian Games, Hiroshima (JPN) - Jumping / Dressage
199011th Asian Games, Beijing (CHN) - no Equestrian sports
198610th Asian Games, Seoul (South Korea) -  Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
19829th Asian Games, New Delhi (IND) - Jumping / Eventing

 

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