Nominated entries confirm record number of nations for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 

31 Jul 2014

Riders, drivers, and vaulters representing no less than 74 nations have been nominated to compete in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, the FEI’s flagship event, which kicks off in 23 days. The number is an all-time high and represents a 25% increase compared to the nominated entries for any of the previous editions of the FEI World Equestrian Games™.

The nominated entries list, from which the final entries will be selected, is published today and is available on the event’s official website here.

Jumping has attracted the largest number of nations, with 54 countries entered for the competitions at Stade d’Ornano in Caen, closely followed by Endurance. Riders from 48 countries will compete in the Endurance event, which takes place against the spectacular backdrop of UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont Saint-Michel.

The breakdown of the entries per discipline is as follows:

JUMPING
Total National Federations (NFs): 54
NFs with teams: 38

ARG, AUS, AUT, BEL, BRA, CAN, CHI, COL, CZE, DEN, EGY, ESP, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, IRL, ITA, JPN, KSA, MAR, MEX, NED, NOR, POL, POR, QAT, RSA, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE, SYR, UAE, UKR, USA, VEN
NFs with individuals only: 16
AZE, BER, GRE, GUA, HKG, IND, ISR, JOR, KOR, LAT, LTU, NZL, PER, SLO, TUR, URU
286 nominated athletes, 409 horses
167 combinations expected for definite entries

DRESSAGE
Total 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
154 nominated athletes, 167 horses
103 combinations expected for definite entries

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
126 nominated athletes, 159 horses
102 combinations
expected for definite entries

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
138 nominated athletes, 168 horses
99 combinations expected for definite entries

DRIVING
total NFs: 18
NFs with teams: 15

AUS, AUT, BEL, CZE, ESP, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, NED, POL, POR, SUI,  SWE, USA
NFs with individuals only: 3
ITA, SVK, URU
63 nominated athletes, 508 horses
49 athletes and 245 horses expected for definite entries

ENDURANCE
Total NFs: 48
NFs with teams: 34

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, SWE, TUN, UAE, URU, USA
NFs with individuals only: 14
ALG, AUT, CHN, COL, DEN, ECU, EST, GRE, GUA, HUN, IRL, KSA, POL, THA
258 nominated athletes, 340 horses
178 combinations expected for definite entries

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
223 nominated athletes (16 pas-de-deux of 2 vaulters; 20 squads of 6 vaulters; 46 individual females and 25 individual males), 165 horses
177 athletes
(13 pas-de-deux of 2 vaulters; 17 squads of 6 vaulters; 32 individual females; 17 individual males;) and 97 horses expected for definite entries

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
96 nominated athletes, 147 horses
91 combinations expected for definite entries

Australia, Austria, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States will be represented in every disciplines. In total 12 countries will be making their FEI World Equestrian Games™ debut – Hong Kong, US Virgin Islands, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Morocco, Mauritius, Peru, Palestine, Romania, Thailand, and Tunisia – demonstrating the increased globalisation of the FEI’s flagship event.

The next and final stage in the Games entry process is the deadline for definite entries, which is 14 August for Dressage and Para-Dressage, Eventing, Endurance, and Reining, and 22 August for Jumping, Driving, and Vaulting.

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