Countries that qualified for 2012 Olympics and paras at WEG announced

  • The countries that qualified to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games thanks to their performances at the World Equestrian Games (25 September-10 October) have been announced by the FEI.

    As hosts of the London Games, Team GB automatically qualifies for the three Olympic disciplines — dressage, showjumping and eventing.

    Also qualified for dressage are The Netherlands, Germany and the USA.

    In Eventing, Canada, New Zeland, the USA, Germany and Belgium are now qualified.

    And Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil and Canada will compete in the showjumping competition.

    The FEI has also announced the three nations that have qualified for the London 2012 Paralympic Games following their medal winning performances in Kentucky.

    Eleven team slots are available for the London 2012 Paralympic Dressage events, with three nations qualifying from WEG.

    The three teams that have now earned their tickets to London are Great Britain, Germany and Denmark.

    If Great Britain had not qualified in Kentucky, as host nation for London 2012 they would have automatically taken one of the eight further places available, leaving just seven slots to be filled.

    However, with Great Britain successfully qualifying last weekend, there are still another eight vacancies to be filled.

    The list of other qualifying events will be published before 1 January 2011.

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