FEI World Equestrian Games

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FEI World Equestrian Games
FEI flag.svg
Genresports event
Frequencyevery 4th year
Inaugurated1990 (1990)
Organised by FEI

The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, and are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The games have been held every four years, halfway between sets 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 modern WEG runs over two weeks and, like the Olympics, the location rotates to different parts of the world. Riders and horses competing at WEG go through a rigorous selection process, and each participating country sends teams that have distinguished themselves through competition as the nation's best in each respective discipline. At the 2010 Games, 57 countries were represented by 800 people and their horses.


The WEG 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 regional disciplines, [1] [2] horseball [3] and tent pegging, [4] still conduct independent championships.

The 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky marked a series of firsts in WEG history: the first time WEG were held outside Europe; the first time that championships for eight FEI disciplines were held at one location (the Kentucky Horse Park); and the first time WEG had a title sponsor (in this case the animal health and nutrition group corporation Alltech, headquartered in the nearby city of Nicholasville). Permanent upgrades added to the Kentucky Horse Park leading up to the event included the completion of a 6,000 seat, climate-controlled indoor arena and completion of a 7,500 seat outdoor stadium. [5]

The Tryon International Equestrian Center, near Mill Spring, North Carolina, is the location of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. [6]


1 1990 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm, Sweden 13
2 1994 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Hague, Netherlands 14
3 1998 Flag of Italy.svg Rome, Italy 11
4 2002 Flag of Spain.svg Jerez de la Frontera, Spain 15
5 2006 Flag of Germany.svg Aachen, Germany 16
6 2010 Flag of the United States.svg Lexington, Kentucky, United States 27
7 2014 Flag of France.svg Normandy, France [7] 28
8 2018 Flag of the United States.svg Tryon, North Carolina, United States 29
9 2022 TBD30

Medal count

The current historical medal count (as of 2018) of the FEI World Equestrian Games is as follows:

1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2 422834104
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 23221257
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 22161856
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States 16191954
5Flag of France.svg  France 1015833
6Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 67417
7Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 5128
8Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 47617
9Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 44311
10Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 35715
11Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 3227
12Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 31610
13Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 3115
14Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 22711
15Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 16714
16Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1449
17Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1203
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 1203
19Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0123
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0123
21Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0112
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 0112
23Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0101
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0101
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 3 0101
26Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0011
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 0011
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0011
Totals (29 nations)150151150451



  1. FEI>Development>Regional Disciplines>Horseball, retrieved 9 July 2009
  2. FEI>Development>Regional Disciplines>Tent Pegging, retrieved 9 July 2009
  3. Horseball Championship Calendar, retrieved 1 January 2008
  4. 2008 FEI International Tent Pegging Championships, retrieved 23 February 2008
  5. retrieved, 12 September 2010
  6. "North Carolina to Host 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games". TheHorse.com. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  7. Normandy 2014 Archived 22 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  8. http://www.fei.org/fei/about-fei/nf/germany, retrieved 8 July 2013

See also