A record number of nations are to be represented at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) this year (25 September – 10 October)
72 National Federations (NF) have declared that they will send teams or individual competitors.
The number is an all-time high that represents a 10% increase compared to previous runnings of WEG.
The disciplines that have attracted the greatest number of nations are showjumping (57), followed by endurance (50).
9 nations have declared that they will field teams in all 8 FEI disciplines — host nation France, Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the United States.
And there will be 12 countries will be making their WEG debut — Hong Kong, US Virgin Islands, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Morocco, Mauritius, Peru, Palestine, Romania, Thailand, and Tunisia.
FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos, said: “We are delighted with the strong interest the NFs are showing in this summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
“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 1 discipline, which shows how well our sport is developing all around the world.”