The World Equestrian Games (WEG) takes place this autumn (11-23 September 2018) and will feature equestrian global superstars from across the disciplines. But did you know that top-placed teams and a number of individuals will not only win titles and medals, but also prize money?

Here is a complete breakdown of who wins what and the differences between the sports is quite an eye-opener…

World Equestrian Games prize money: Eventing

Team:

1st — $46,000
2nd — $28,000
3rd — $20,000
4th — $15,000
5th — $10,000
6th — $7,000
7th — $5,000
8th — $4,000
9th — $2,500
10th — $2,500
11th — $1,500
12th — $1,500

Individual:

1st — $54,000
2nd — $30,000
3rd — $22,000
4th — $15,000
5th — $10,000
6th — $7,000
7th — $5,000
8th — $4,000
9th — $2,500
10th — $2,500
11th — $1,500
12th — $1,500
13th — $1,000
14th — $800
15th — $700
16th-20th — $600 per athlete
21st-25th — $500 per athlete

World Equestrian Games prize money: Showjumping

Speed competition individual:

1st — $33,325
2nd — $20,225
3rd — $15,125
4th — $10,125
5th — $6,025
6th — $4,525
7th — $3,025
8th — $2,525
9th — $2,025
10th — $2,025
11th — $1,025
12th — $1,025

Second round competition

Team:

1st — $100,000
2nd — $60,000
3rd — $45,000
4th — $30,000
5th — $20,000
6th — $15,000
7th — $11,000
8th — $8,000
9th — $7,000
10th — $7,000

Individual:

1st — $33,325
2nd — $20,225
3rd — $15,125
4th — $10,125
5th — $6,025
6th — $4,525
7th — $3,025
8th — $2,525
9th — $2,025
10th — $2,025
11th — $1,025
12th — $1,025

Individual final competition:

1st — $94,660
2nd — $75,760
3rd — $56,860
4th — $37,860
5th — $26,560
6th — $20,860
7th — $15,160
8th — $11,360
9th — $11,360
10th — $9,460
11th — $9,445
12th — $9,445

World Equestrian Games prize money: Dressage

Team:

1st — $23,500
2nd — $15,000
3rd — $10,000
4th — $7,000
5th — $4,500
6th — $3,000
7th — $2,000
8th — $1,500
9th — $1,000
10th — $1,000
11th — $750
12th — $750

Individual grand prix

1st — $12,000
2nd — $7,000
3rd — $3,500
4th — $2,000
5th — $1,500
6th — $1,000
7th — $900
8th — $750
9th — $750
10th — $300
11th — $300

Individual grand prix special:

1st — $28,500
2nd — $17,000
3rd — $12,500
4th — $9,000
5th — $5,000
6th — $3,500
7th — $2,500
8th — $2,000
9th — $1,500
10th — $1,500
11th — $1,000
12th — $1,000

Individual grand prix freestyle:

1st — $38,000
2nd — $23,500
3rd — $15,000
4th — $10,000
5th — $6,500
6th — $5,000
7th — $3,500
8th — $2,500
9th — $2,000
10th — $2,000
11th-15th — $1,500

World Equestrian Games prize money: Para dressage

Team:

1st — $1,650
2nd — $1,250
3rd — $1,000
4th — $500
5th — $300
6th — $225
7th — $150
8th — $125
9th — $100
10th — $100
11th — $50
12th — $50

Individual (for each Grade):

1st — $1,350
2nd — $750
3rd — $600
4th — $400
5th — $240
6th — $200
7th — $120
8th — $100
9th — $80
10th — $80
11th — $40
12th — $40

Individual freestyle:

1st — $1,350
2nd — $750
3rd — $600
4th — $400
5th — $240
6th — $200
7th — $120
8th — $100
9th — $80
10th — $80
11th — $40
12th — $40

World Equestrian Games prize money: Driving

Dressage:

1st — $5,800
2nd — $3,500
3rd — $2,600
4th — $1,700
5th — $1,000
6th — $800
7th — $550
8th — $450
9th — $350
10th — $350
11th — $200
12th — $200

Marathon test:

1st — $9,600
2nd — $5,700
3rd — $4,000
4th — $2,800
5th — $1,500
6th — $1,200
7th — $900
8th — $700
9th — $400
10th — $400
11th — $300
12th — $300
$200 per athlete from 13th to 18th place

Cones:

1st — $5,800
2nd — $3,500
3rd — $2,600
4th — $1,700
5th — $1,000
6th — $800
7th — $550
8th — $450
9th — $350
10th — $350
11th — $200
12th — $200

Overall individual:

1st — $12,600
2nd — $7,600
3rd — $5,700
4th — $3,800
5th — $2,200
6th — $2,250
7th — $1,700
8th — $1,200
9th — $900
10th — $800
11th — $400
12th — $400

Team:

1st — $25,000
2nd — $16,000
3rd — $10,000
4th — $7,500
5th — $5,000
6th — $3,000
7th — $2,000
8th — $1,700
9th — $1,500
10th — $1,500
11th — $900
12th — $900

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World Equestrian Games prize money: Vaulting

Nations’ team:

1st — $2,650
2nd — $1,600
3rd — $1,200
4th — $800
5th — $480
6th — $350
7th — $240
8th — $200
9th — $160
10th — $160
11th — $80
12th — $80

Female and male individual (separate prize money for each gender):

1st — $1,320
2nd — $800
3rd — $600
4th — $400
5th — $240
6th — $180
7th — $120
8th — $100
9th — $80
10th — $80
11th — $40
12th — $40

Squad team:

1st — $2,750
2nd — $1,800
3rd — $1,200
4th — $800
5th — $480
6th — $350
7th — $240
8th — $200
9th — $160
10th — $160
11th — $80
12th — $80

Pas-de-deux:

1st — $1,650
2nd — $1,000
3rd — $750
4th — $500
5th — $300
6th — $225
7th — $150
8th — $125
9th — $100
10th — $100
11th — $50
12th — $50

World Equestrian Games prize money: Reining

Team:

1st — $16,500
2nd — $10,000
3rd — $7,500
4th — $5,000
5th — $3,000
6th — $2,250
7th — $1,500
8th — $1,250
9th — $1,000
10th — $1,000
11th — $500
12th — $500

Individual second qualifying competition:

$860 per athlete from 6th to 10th place
$570 per athlete from 11th to 20th place

Individual final (top five):

1st — $11,000
2nd — $6,000
3rd — $4,500
4th — $3,000
5th — $1,500

World Equestrian Games prize money: Endurance

Team:

1st — $9,000
2nd — $5,000
3rd — $4,000
4th — $2,500
5th — $1,500
6th — $1,000
7th — $800
8th — $700
9th — $600
10th — $600
11th — $500
12th — $400

Individual:

1st — $8,600
2nd — $5,000
3rd — $4,000
4th — $2,500
5th — $1,500
6th — $1,000
7th — $800
8th — $700
9th — $550
10th — $550
11th — $400
12th — $400

Best condition award: $3,000 for the horse in best condition

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