Seventh Edition of the Games
The seventh edition of the Games was held in Normandy, France and over fifteen days of competition 884 athletes and 1,243 horses competed in Dressage, Driving, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping, Reining, Vaulting and Para-Equestrian Dressage. These Games saw an unprecedented attendance by spectators who had come from all over the world to witness this event in 7 different venues dotted around Normandy.
Not only had the venues been adapted to accommodate all the needs of the athletes and their horse but additional effort had been made to make sure that the public felt a proximity to the action. This in turn added to an already electric atmosphere leaving both spectators and athletes with the sound of tumultuous applause ringing in their ears.
With the greatest audience since the creation of the event in 1990 these Games combined first rate athletic and equine ability with a level of drama and tension that made for an unforgettable sporting experience.
Facts & Figures
• 74 nations // 25%increase on 2010 Games
• 12 Nations made their Games début
• 7 official competition venues
• 8 World championships
• 27 podiums / 84 medals
• 17 Nations on the medals table
• 300 exhibitors
• 300 photographers
• 1, 000 athletes
• 1,000 horses
• 1,900 accredited media from 52 countries
• 3,000 volunteers
• 12,000 accreditations
• 575,000 spectators
• 670% increase in TV coverage compared to 2010
• 200,000 visitors to the Games Village