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World Equestrian Games

August 26, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Since 1990, the Games have been held every four years, between each Olympic Games. They finally united each FEI discipline’s separate World Championship in one event, an idea that had been much discussed and aspired to but which did not come to fruition until the first FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Stockholm in 1990. As in the Olympic Games, the riders are rigorously selected from the top set of athletes from each nation and today the FEI World Equestrian Games™ encompasses every discipline of the sport.

Seven of the competitions will be staged in the region’s capital, Caen. This centralized approach means that existing facilities will be used for the event.  D’Ornano Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies, the Jumping and Dressage competitions, as well as the Jumping test of the Eventing competition. The Para-Dressage and Driving competitions will take place in the Prairie racecourse, in the city-centre. The “Zenith” indoor arena and the exhibition centre will respectively be the home of the Vaulting and Reining competitions.

COMPETITIONS STAGED IN NORMANDY’S LEGENDARY SITES

Located in the heart of the Orne region, Le Pin National Stud, also known as the “Versailles for horses”, will host the Cross-Country and Dressage phases of the Eventing competition. The legendary Bay of Mont St Michel (in the Manche area) will provide a magnificent backdrop for the 160km Endurance encounter that will set off from the town of Sartilly to circle around the bay.   The towns of Saint-Lô (Manche) and Deauville (Calvados) both boast high-quality equestrian facilities and will each host a demonstration discipline: Horse-Ball and Polo.

Details

Start:
August 26, 2014
End:
September 7, 2014
Website:
http://www.normandy2014.com/

Organizer

World Equestrian Games
Website:
http://www.normandy2014.com/

Venue

d’Ornano stadium
Boulevard Georges Pompidou, 14000 Caen
Caen, Normandy France
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Website:
http://www.normandy2014.com/
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