Record 72 Nations Declare Participation in Normandy World Equestrian Games, Dressage 3rd Largest

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A record 72 nations declared participation in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France from Aug. 25 through Sept. 7 with dressage the third largest number of countries behind jumping and endurance.

The number is 10 per cent higher than entries in principle for any previous edition of the Games that are the world championships of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, reining and vaulting as well as para dressage that are held once every four years.

Jumping with 57 nations, endurance with 50 and dressage with 39 were the three disciplines attracting the greatest number of nations. Other disciplines were: para dressage 34, eventing 29, reining 25 and driving 19.

Australia, Austria, host nation France, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United States entered teams in all eight disciplines.

Nations nominated teams for dressage are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakstan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine and United States.

Nations nominated individuals in dressage: Argentina, Bermuda, Belarus, Colombia, Czech Repubic, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Morocco, Palestine and Taipei.

At this initial stage, the FEI said in reporting the numbers national federations indicate they intend to be represented by a team or individual athletes, final participation will be confirmed by nominated entries due by July 21 and by definite entries due by Aug. 14 for dressage, para-dressage, eventing, endurance and reining and Aug. 21 for jumping, driving and vaulting.

Twelve countries will be making their WEG debut–Hong Kong, U.S. Virgin Islands, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Morocco, Mauritius, Peru, Palestine, Romania, Thailand and Tunisia.

“We are delighted with the strong interest the National Federations are showing in this summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said. “It is very exciting to welcome new nations from all over the world to the FEI’s biggest event. The majority of the nations that will be participating for the first time have indicated their intention to send teams or individuals in more than one discipline, which shows how well our sport is developing all around the world. These are exciting times and I am looking forward to a successful record-breaking Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy.”

“The number of nations wishing to participate in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy demonstrates how enthusiastic everyone is about this major event,” WEG Sports Director Laurent Cellier said. “We are looking forward to welcoming all the nations here in Normandy. With only 144 days to go, the entire Organizing Committee is hard at work to ensure all our guests enjoy their stay and to make them feel welcome.”

The breakdown of nominated entries by nation and discipline:
Jumping: 57 nations (41 teams; 16 nations with one or two individual riders)
Endurance: 50 (40 teams; 10 with one or two individual riders)
Dressage: 39 (28 teams; 11 with one or two individual riders)
Para-Dressage: 34 (24 teams; 10 with three or four individual riders)
Eventing: 29 (23 teams; 6 with one or two individual riders)
Vaulting: 29 (20 squads; 14 pas-de-deux; 23 with one to three female vaulters; 15 with one to three male vaulters)
Reining: 25 (19 teams; 6 with one or two individual riders)
Driving: 19 (15 teams; 4 with one individual driver)

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ENTRIES IN PRINCIPLE
1st Week

August 25-31
2nd Week

September 1-7
Nation
country in Wikipedia ARG Argentina Indiv Indiv Team Indiv Team T Indiv
country in Wikipedia AUS Australia Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia AUT Austria Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia AZE Azerbaijan Indiv
country in Wikipedia BEL Belgium Team Team Team Team Team Team Team
country in Wikipedia BER Bermuda Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia BLR Belarus Indiv Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia BRA Brazil Team Team Team Team Team Team T
country in Wikipedia BRN Bahrain Team
country in Wikipedia CAN Canada Team Team Team Team Team Team T F D
country in Wikipedia CHI Chile Team Team Team
country in Wikipedia CHN China Indiv Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia COL Colombia Indiv Indiv Indiv Team T F M
country in Wikipedia CRC Costa Rica Team
country in Wikipedia CZE Czech Republic Indiv Indiv Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia DEN Denmark Team Team Team Team Team Team F
country in Wikipedia DOM Dominican Republic Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia ECU Ecuador Team Indiv Indiv F
country in Wikipedia EGY Egypt Team
country in Wikipedia ESA El Salvador Indiv
country in Wikipedia ESP Spain Team Indiv Team Team Team Team
country in Wikipedia EST Estonia Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia FIN Finland Team Team Team Indiv Indiv Team D
country in Wikipedia FRA France Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M Team
country in Wikipedia GBR Great Britain Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia GEO Georgia Indiv
country in Wikipedia GER Germany Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia GRE Greece Indiv Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia GUA Guatemala Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia HKG Hong Kong Team Team Indiv
country in Wikipedia HUN Hungary Indiv Team Team T F D Team
country in Wikipedia IND India Indiv
country in Wikipedia IRL Ireland Team Team Team Team Team F
country in Wikipedia ISR Israel Team Indiv Indiv Team
country in Wikipedia ISV Virgin Islands of the US Indiv
country in Wikipedia ITA Italy Team Team Team Team Team Team T F Indiv
country in Wikipedia JPN Japan Team Team Team Team
country in Wikipedia KAZ Kazakhstan Team Team
country in Wikipedia KOR Korea, Republic (South) Team Team
country in Wikipedia KSA Saudi Arabia Team Team
country in Wikipedia LAT Latvia Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia LTU Lithuania Indiv
country in Wikipedia LUX Luxembourg Team Indiv
country in Wikipedia MAR Morocco Indiv Indiv Indiv Team M
country in Wikipedia MAS Malaysia Team Indiv
country in Wikipedia MEX Mexico Team Team Indiv Team F
country in Wikipedia MRI Mauritius M
country in Wikipedia NED Netherlands Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia NOR Norway Team Team Team Team F
country in Wikipedia NZL New Zealand Indiv Team Team Team T
country in Wikipedia OMA Oman Team
country in Wikipedia PER Peru Indiv
country in Wikipedia PLE Palestine Indiv
country in Wikipedia POL Poland Team Team Team Team Team Team Team
country in Wikipedia POR Portugal Team Team Team Team Team F Team
country in Wikipedia QAT Qatar Team Team
country in Wikipedia ROU Romania Indiv
country in Wikipedia RSA South Africa Indiv Team Team Team Team Team T F M D
country in Wikipedia RUS Russian Federation Team Team Team Team Team T F M D
country in Wikipedia SIN Singapore Team
country in Wikipedia SUI Switzerland Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia SVK Slovakia Indiv Team Team T F M D Indiv
country in Wikipedia SWE Sweden Team Team Team Team Team Team T F Team
country in Wikipedia SYR Syrian Arab Republic Team
country in Wikipedia THA Thailand Indiv
country in Wikipedia TPE Chinese Taipei Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia TUN Tunisia Team
country in Wikipedia UAE United Arab Emirates Team Team
country in Wikipedia UKR Ukraine Team Indiv Team
country in Wikipedia URU Uruguay Team Indiv Indiv
country in Wikipedia USA United States of America Team Team Team Team Team Team T F M D Team
country in Wikipedia VEN Venezuela Team
72
Nations
Countries with Teams

competitors per team
19

3-4
28

3-4
24

3-4
40

4-5
23

4-6
41

3-5
T:20 D:14

T:7 D:2
15

2-3
Countries for Individual

number of competitors
6

1-2
11

1-2
10

1-2
10

1-2
6

1-2
16

1-2
F:23 M:15

1-3
4

1
Total Countries 25 39 34 50 29 57 19

* With the Entries in Principle National Federations indicate in which disciplines they intend to participate with a team or only individuals. These intentions do not guarantee the participation of each delegation but it however represent a significant first step within the entry process. Names of athletes and horses are only due with the Nominated Entries in July.