The World Equestrian Games, or WEG for short, are the major international championships for Equestrianism, administrered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale(FEI). The games are held every four years in 7 fields: dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance riding, vaulting, combined driving, and reining. Reining was included in 2002 as the seventh sport to be featured at the games.
WEG represents the worlds top riders and the worlds most skilled horses, competing over 15 days of competition. 57 countries are represented by 800 athletes - the creme de la creme of the equestrian world. Equestrians view this event as more important than the Olympics.
In Aachen, the schedule for the first week features dressage, endurance, eventing and vaulting. In the second week, look for jumping, four-in-hand driving and reining.
The endurance course covers 160 kilometres through three countries - Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands - a first for WEG 2006!
Riders competing at the World Equestrian Games go through a rigorous selection process over the 4 year period leading up to WEG. Each competing country (57 in all) sends teams selected from the very best equestrians in their discipline. Many WEG competitors also compete in the Olympics, although making an Olympic Team does not necessarily guarantee a rider a place at The World Equestrian Games.
FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 official site
Horse enthusiasts can now enter for their chance to win a week with John and Beezie Madden and Frank and Stacia Madden.
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Aachen, September 3rd, 2006
Belgian snaps up gold ahead of Madden and Michaels-Beerbaum in gripping final
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Aachen, August 31st, 2006
Gold for Holland
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September’s Schedule Features The Network’s Historic Coverage Of The FEI World Equestrian Games 2006
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Wellington, Florida – August 2, 2006 – The Australian show jumping selectors have named a squad of six riders from which four will finally be selected for the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. Two of those named, Edwina Alexander and Rod Brown, are d
Ottawa, Ontario – July 20, 2006 - After two back-to-back weeks of show jumping in Blainville and Ottawa, you have to take your hat off to Mr. Eric Lamaze.
Riding Hickstead, the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion he has been named to the World Eq
Lexington, KY – July 10, 2006 - The United States Equestrian Federation recently announced the vaulting team for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. Three individual women, three individual men and one team were selected to repre
Lexington, KY- June 29, 2006 - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) recently announced the four members that will make up the Show Jumping team for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany.
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Wellington, FL - June 28, 2006 – With his unassumingly modest temperament, it doesn't sit well with Frank Kemperman to hear himself referred to as an "emperor," but there is no doubt that Aachen is an equestrian empire of indisputable magnitude of wh
Ottawa, Ontario – June 22, 2006 - The Canadian Show Jumping Team for the 2006 World Equestrian Games was named Tuesday night and while the news was eagerly awaited, there were no big surprises. Mario Deslauriers, Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze, Ian Mi
Calgary, Alberta – June 8, 2006 - As the Spruce Meadows "National" Tournament opens in Calgary, Alberta, so do the Observation Trials for those 'cream of the crop' Canadian competitors hoping to be picked for the upcoming World Equestrian Games in Aa
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GLADSTONE, NJ – June 1, 2006 – Newly updated rider rankings for the Collecting Gaits Farm USEF National Grand Prix Championship / World Equestrian Games Selection Trials & USEF National Intermediaire I Championship Presented by Paul Miller, Inc. were
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GLADSTONE, NJ – May 18, 2006 – Only the 12 highest-ranked Grand Prix and Intermediaire I horse/rider combinations will be invited to compete in the Collecting Gaits Farm USEF National Grand Prix Championship / World Equestrian Games Selection Trials
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Wellington, FL – August 4, 2006 – The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) in Oklahoma City, OK has been the founding and leading reining association since 1966. The NRHA rule book contains the following phrase which is repeated throughout reini
GLADSTONE, NJ – April 7, 2006 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation will host “The USET Foundation Dressage Festival of Champions Featuring the 2006 Collecting Gaits Farm USEF National Grand Prix Championship / World Equestrian Games