Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2014 WEG: Record number of nominated entries for Endurance

Normandy2014.com

Friday 11 July 2014 - 14h57

A record total of 49 nations have put in nominated entries* for the Endurance competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. The list of nominated entries shows 260 riders with 348 horses for Endurance, which will be held in Sartilly (Bay of Mont St Michel) on Thursday 28 August 2014.

Thirty-four nations have three or more riders and will be bidding for team honours, while 15 countries will participate with one or two individuals. Definite entries for Endurance close on 14 August.

Laurent Cellier, Sports Director of the Normandy 2014 Organizing Committee, welcomes the high turnout, and the diversity of nations represented: "I am very pleased with the enthusiasm around Endurance this year, with a record number of nations putting in nominated entries, and more generally the excitement around the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games ™ 2014 in Normandy. We are now just six weeks away from the start of the Games, and our priority is to keep working to ensure we welcome athletes and horses in the best possible conditions."

*For the nominated entries in Endurance, each National Federation may enter a maximum of 10 Athletes and 14 Horses. For the definitive entries on August 14th, each National Federation may enter a maximum of 5 athletes and 7 horses.