The World Equestrian Games 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2013 — From August 23 to September 7, 2014, the attention of horse lovers everywhere will be focused on Normandy – host to what will be two weeks of equestrian excellence for the World Equestrian Games, the largest event of its kind in the world. Held in France for the first time since its inception in 1990, there will be a myriad of events near the competition sites, including concerts, film screenings and shows.
Celebrated every four years and alternating with the Olympic Games, the finest athletes from over 60 nations will compete in the eight official Federation Equestre Internationale disciplines, including: jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, reining, vaulting, endurance and para-dressage. This fifteen day event will congregate: 500,000 spectators; 1,200 journalists; 300 exhibitors; and 1,000 competitors.
France organizes more equestrian competitions than in any other country in the world and Normandy is a particular apt destination for the event as it is France’s leading equestrian region with 1.1 billion euros of annual turnover from the industry. Additionally, the region has 406 equestrian centers, 230 professional riders, one National Stud farm and a specialized equestrian center.