Sixty nations have signed up to take part in the World Equestrian Games, taking place in Kentucky (25 September-10 October).

As well as teams from European nations, the US and Australia, competitors at WEG will be up against riders from Venezuela, Syria, India, Namibia and Malaysia, to name just a few.

A spokesman for WEG said: “With 60 countries expressing an interest in attendance at the Games, the World Games 2010 Foundation anticipates as many as 800 athletes could compete.”

The world championships for eight equestrian sports will be contested at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park. Final entries and individual athletes will be named in August.

Tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are available for competition in all eight disciplines.

Grounds Pass tickets are also available. Visit www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, www.ticketmaster.com, visit any local Ticketmaster outlet or call 1-800-745-3000.