Show Jumping World Championships

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The Show Jumping competition at the 2006 WEG in Aachen

The Show Jumping World Championships, or the show jumping competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games, was started in 1953, with individual competition. In 1978 Team competitions began, and men and women began competing against one another. From 1990, show jumping was brought together along with the other equestrian disciplines into the World Equestrian Games (WEG). They are held every four years.

Show jumping part of a group of English riding equestrian events

Show jumping, also known as "stadium jumping", "open jumping", or simply "jumping", is a part of a group of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunters, and equitation. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows throughout the world, including the Olympics. Sometimes shows are limited exclusively to jumpers, sometimes jumper classes are offered in conjunction with other English-style events, and sometimes show jumping is but one division of very large, all-breed competitions that include a very wide variety of disciplines. Jumping classes may be governed by various national horse show sanctioning organizations, such as the United States Equestrian Federation in the USA or the British Showjumping Association in Great Britain. International competitions are governed by the rules of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

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.


Medal count

The current historical medal count (Individual, Team and Women) since 1953 is as follows:

1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 93517
2Flag of France.svg  France 78419
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 34916
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2215
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2103
6Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2024
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1549
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1214
9Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 1203
10Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1023
11Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1001
12Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0101
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0101
15Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0011

Note 1: Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically.

Note 2: Germany includes both Germany and West Germany.

Individual results

1953 Paris Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Francisco Goyoaga on Quorum Flag of Germany.svg Fritz Thiedemann on Diamant Flag of France.svg Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola on Ali Baba
1954 Madrid Flag of Germany.svg Hans Günter Winkler on Halla Flag of France.svg Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola on Arlequin Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Francisco Goyoaga on Baden
1955 Aachen Flag of Germany.svg Hans Günter Winkler on Halla / Orient Flag of Italy.svg Raimondo D'Inzeo on Merano Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ronnie Dallas on Bones
1956 Aachen Flag of Italy.svg Raimondo D'Inzeo on Merano Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Francisco Goyoaga on Fahnenkönig Flag of Germany.svg Fritz Thiedemann on Meteor
1960 Venezia Flag of Italy.svg Raimondo D'Inzeo on Gowran Girl Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos César Delía on Huipil Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Broome on Sunsalve
1966 Buenos Aires Flag of France.svg Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola on Pomone B Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg José Álvarez de Bohórquez on Quizas Flag of Italy.svg Raimondo D'Inzeo on Bowjak
1970 La Baule Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Broome on Beethoven Flag of Italy.svg Graziano Mancinelli on Fidux Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harvey Smith on Mattie Brown
1974 Hickstead Flag of Germany.svg Hartwig Steenken on Simona Flag of Ireland.svg Eddie Macken on Pele Flag of Austria.svg Hugo Simon on Lavendel
1978 Aachen Flag of Germany.svg Gerd Wiltfang on Roman Flag of Ireland.svg Eddie Macken on Boomerang Flag of the United States.svg Michael Matz on Jet Run
1982 Dublin Flag of Germany.svg Norbert Koof on Fire Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Malcolm Pyrah on Towerlands Anglezarke Flag of France.svg Michel Robert on Idéal de la Haye
1986 Aachen Flag of Canada.svg Gail Greenough on Mr. T Flag of the United States.svg Conrad Homfeld on Abdullah Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nick Skelton on Raffles Apollo
1990 Stockholm Flag of France.svg Eric Navet on M. Quito de Baussy Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Whitaker on Henderson Milton Flag of France.svg Hubert Bourdy on Morgat
1994 The Hague Flag of Germany.svg Franke Sloothaak on S.P. Weihaiwej Flag of France.svg Michel Robert on Miss San Patrignano Flag of Germany.svg Soren von Ronne on Taggi
1998 Rome Flag of Brazil.svg Rodrigo Pessoa on Gandini Lianos Flag of France.svg Thierry Pomel on Thor des Chaines Flag of Germany.svg Franke Sloothaak on San Patrignano Joy
2002 Jerez de la Frontera Flag of Ireland.svg Dermott Lennon on Liscalgot Flag of France.svg Eric Navet on Dollar du Murier HTS de Seine Flag of the United States.svg Peter Wylde on Fein Cera
2006 Aachen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jos Lansink on Cavalor Cumano Flag of the United States.svg Beezie Madden on Authentic Flag of Germany.svg Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum on Shutterfly
2010 Lexington Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Philippe Le Jeune on Vigo d´Arsouilles Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Abdullah Al-Sharbatly on Seldana di Campalto Flag of Canada.svg Eric Lamaze on Hickstead
2014 Caen Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jeroen Dubbeldam on Zenith SFN Flag of France.svg Patrice Delaveau on Orient Express HDC Flag of the United States.svg Beezie Madden on Cortes 'C'
2018 Tryon Flag of Germany.svg Simone Blum on DSP Alice Flag of Switzerland.svg Martin Fuchs on Clooney Flag of Switzerland.svg Steve Guerdat on Bianca

Team results

1978 Aachen :

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Derek Ricketts / Hydrophane Coldstream

Caroline Bradley / Tigre

Malcolm Pyrah / Law Court

David Broome / Philco

1982 Dublin :

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Michel Robert / Ideal de la Haye

Patrick Caron / Malesan Eole IV

Frédéric Cottier / Flambeau C

Gilles B. de Balanda / Malesan Galoubet A

1986 Aachen:

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Michael Matz / Chef

Conrad Homfeld / Abdullah

Katie Monahan / Amadia

Katharine Burdsall / The Natural

1990 Stockholm :

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Eric Navet / M. Quito de Baussy

Hubert Bourdy / Morgat

Roger-Yves Bost / Norton de Rhuys

Pierre Durand / Jappeloup

1994 Den Haag :

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Franke Sloothaak / S.P. Weihaiwej

Sören von Rönne / Taggi

Dirk Hafemeister / P.S. Priamos

Ludger Beerbaum / Almox Ratina Z

1998 Rome :

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Lars Nieberg / Loro P. Esprit

Markus Beerbaum / Lady Weingard

Franke Sloothaak / SP Joly

Ludger Beerbaum / P.S. Priamos

2002 Jerez de la Frontera :

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Eric Levallois / Diamant de Semilly Ecolit

Reynald Angot / Tlaloc M

Gilles Bertran de Balanda / Crocus Graverie

Eric Navet / Dollar du Murier Hts de Seine

2006 Aachen:

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Piet Raymakers / Van Schijndel's Curtis

Jeroen Dubbeldam / BMC Up And Down

Albert Zoer / Okidoki

Gerco Schröder / Eurocommerce Berlin

2010 Lexington :

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Marcus Ehning / Plot Blue

Janne Friederike Meyer / Cellagon Lambrasco

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum / Checkmate

Carsten-Otto Nagel / Corradina

2014 Caen:

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Maikel van der Vleuten / VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P.

Jeroen Dubbeldam / Zenith SFN

Jur Vrieling / VDL Bubalu

Gerco Schröder / Glock's London N.O.P

2018 Tryon: Flag of the United States.svg USA

McLain Ward / Clinta

Adrienne Sternlicht / Cristalline

Devin Ryan / Eddie Blue

Laura Kraut / Zeremonie

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