FEI World Equestrian Games
Genresports event
Frequencyevery 4th year
Years activeSince 1990
Inaugurated1990 (1990)
Organised byFEI

The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, and are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The games have been held every four years, halfway between sets of consecutive Summer Olympic Games, since 1990. Prior to that year, all ten of the FEI's individual disciplines held separate championships, usually in separate countries. The modern WEG runs over two weeks and, like the Olympics, the location rotates to different parts of the world. Riders and horses competing at WEG go through a rigorous selection process, and each participating country sends teams that have distinguished themselves through competition as the nation's best in each respective discipline. At the 2010 Games, 57 countries were represented by 800 people and their horses.

The WEG gradually expanded to include eight of the FEI's ten disciplines: combined driving, dressage, endurance riding, eventing, paraequestrianism, reining, show jumping, and vaulting. The FEI's two remaining regional disciplines,[1][2] horseball[3] and tent pegging,[4] still conduct independent championships.

The 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky marked a series of firsts in WEG history: the first time WEG were held outside Europe; the first time that championships for eight FEI disciplines were held at one location (the Kentucky Horse Park); and the first time WEG had a title sponsor (in this case the animal health and nutrition group corporation Alltech, headquartered in the nearby city of Nicholasville). Permanent upgrades added to the Kentucky Horse Park leading up to the event included the completion of a 6,000 seat, climate-controlled indoor arena and completion of a 7,500 seat outdoor stadium.[5]

The Tryon International Equestrian Center, near Mill Spring, North Carolina, was the location of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.[6]


Number Year Host Events
1 1990 Sweden Stockholm 13
2 1994 Netherlands The Hague 14
3 1998 Italy Rome 11
4 2002 Spain Jerez de la Frontera 15
5 2006 Germany Aachen 16
6 2010 United States Lexington 27
7 2014 France Normandy 28
8 2018 United States Tryon 29
9 2022 Denmark Herning
Italy Pratoni del Vivaro
10 2026[7] Germany Aachen (Jumping, dressage, para dressage, eventing, driving, vaulting)
Saudi Arabia Al Ula (Endurance)

Medal count

The current historical medal count (as of 2022) of the FEI World Equestrian Games is as follows:

1 Germany1442838110
2 Great Britain25261768
3 Netherlands25202267
4 United States16202157
5 France1319739
6 Denmark89825
7 Belgium88420
8 Italy55414
9 New Zealand5128
10  Switzerland47617
11 Sweden42713
12 Spain3227
13 Australia31610
14 United Arab Emirates3115
15 Austria17816
16 Canada1449
17 Brazil1225
19 Latvia1203
20 Finland0123
22 Singapore0112
23 Saudi Arabia0101
 Soviet Union 20101
25 Japan0011
Totals (29 entries)171171171513

Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically. The table doesn't count events before 1990.


See also


  1. ^ FEI>Development>Regional Disciplines>Horseball, retrieved 9 July 2009
  2. ^ FEI>Development>Regional Disciplines>Tent Pegging, retrieved 9 July 2009
  3. ^ Horseball Championship Calendar Archived 3 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 1 January 2008
  4. ^ 2008 FEI International Tent Pegging Championships, retrieved 23 February 2008
  5. ^ [1] retrieved, 12 September 2010
  6. ^ "North Carolina to Host 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games". TheHorse.com. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  7. ^ https://inside.fei.org/media-updates/fei-world-championships-2026-aachen-and-al-ula-confirmed-hosts
  8. ^ "GER – GERMANY". fei.org. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.