A total of 37 countries participated in the 1994 FEI World Equestrian Games™.
- Jumping 83 Participants started (27 countries)
- Dressage 61 Participants (23 countries)
- Eventing 93 Participants (22 countries)
- strong>Driving 44 Participants (15 Countries)
- Endurance 99 Participants (23 countries)
- Vaulting 76 Participants (18 countries)
Countries participating for the first time: Liechtenstein, Romania, South Africa and San Marino
Three German riders made the change-of-horses final in The Hague in 1994. There were 83 starters in the Hague with 20 nations sending full teams. Franke Sloothak (GER) won the final with a clean score of zero, ahead of Michel Robert, Sören von Rönne and Ludger Beerbaum. Germany of course also took team gold, clearly ahead of France and Switzerland.
1994 at The Hague saw the introduction of a new format. A grand prix was introduced for the team medals, then two separate individual championships, the Grand Prix Special and the Kür to Music. Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands on Bonfire won the Kür to Music while Isabell Werth of Germany won the Grand Prix Special. The Germans once more took the team title, with the Netherlands second and the Americans taking home the bronze, their first appearance in the medals table.
Another New Zealander, Vaughn Jefferis on Bounce, won the World title at the second FEI World Equestrian Games™ in The Hague. Dorothy Trapp of the United States riding Molokai was second, ahead of Karen Dixon-Straker on Get Smart. Next were Mary Thomson, Piia Pantsu, Jean-Lou Bigot, Bettina Overesch and Jean Teulère, all of them later medal winners at Olympic Games or championships. A record field of 93 starters competed. The cross country was held on the army grounds in Vlaasackers. Great Britain took team gold, ahead of France and Germany.
Michael Freund of Germany finally won his world title, ahead of George Bowman of Great Britain and Ijsbrand Chardon of the Netherlands. Felix Brasseur of Belgium and Switzerland’s Werner Ulrich, two future World champions, were 4th and 8th respectively. There were two new female competitors, Angelika Popp of Austria and Karen Bassett of Great Britain. Germany again won the team championship, ahead of Belgium and the Netherlands.
The fifth endurance World championships were held in the framework of the second FEI World Equestrian Games™. France won the team gold once more. However, the World title went to an American, Valerie Kanavy, on Pieraz. French riders took second to sixth places, an indication of their determination to play a big role in the discipline.
The Swiss team were once more crowned World champions at The Hague. The male podium was dominated by Thomas Fiskbaek (DEN), Christoph Lensing (GER), Thomas Föcking (GER), while Tanja Benedetto of Germany took the individual female title.