Tryon World Equestrian Games Dressage Nominated Entries

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Laura Graves and Verdades, the top ranked combination from the American home team entered for the World Equestrian Games. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 17, 2018–Tryon World Equestrian Games nominated entries of 135 dressage combinations from 33 countries announced Friday will likely result in about 84 horses and riders starting the Grand Prix on Sept. 12–in 26 days–that would make it equal to the third largest championships.

The list of nominated entries reported by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) showed 16 nations with at least four entries as the maximum for teams for which the medals will be decided based on results from the Grand Prix on Sept. 12-13. The Grand Prix Special for individual medals will be staged Sept. 14 and Freestyle, also for medals, will be held Sept. 16.

If the 16 teams each have four horses and riders, plus 20 individuals from 18 countries, the total would be 84 in the starting lineup, exceeded only by the 100 pairs starting at Normandy in 2014 and 89 at Aachen, Germany in 2006. It would match the 84 pairs that started in Rome in 1998.

The deadline for definite entries for dressage, eventing, endurance and reining is Sept. 3, and for driving, para-dressage, jumping and vaulting Sept. 10.

At Lexington, Kentucky in 2010, the only other occasion the WEG was held outside Europe, 66 horses and riders started in dressage.

The nations that have nominated enough entries to form teams of a maximum of four combinations are Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States.

Individuals nominated are from Argentina, Bermuda Ecuador, Finland (2), Georgia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy (2), South Korea, Luxembourg, Morocco, New Zealand (2), Philippines, Palestine, South Africa, Singapore and Ukraine.

The complete list of nominated dressage entries is available here WEG_2018_Nominated_Entries_Dressage.

Of the 135 nominated entries, 96 are females and 39 are males.

At this stages, Canada and Switzerland have teams made up solely of females.

Not all nations have yet announced teams.