Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Emotional finale to 2014 World Equestrian Games - Full Article

Princess Haya thanks Normandy and France at closing ceremony

By Leslie Wilson Jr, Racing & Special Features Writer
Published: 15:51 September 9, 2014

Dubai: Emotions ran high as the curtain came down on the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games bringing to an end two weeks of unparalleled horse-riding at the historic city of Normandy, France.

Besides the breath-taking action, the seventh edition of the Games which were launched in 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden, will be best remembered for establishing several records not least the highest participation and attendance.

Horsemen representing a record 74 nations, an increase of 25 per cent on the last Games in 2010, were watched by over 570,000 spectators while the FEI’s YouTube Channel exceeded over 5.5 million views during the Games.

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