The FEI World Equestrian Games ™ is held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle and is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar. These games combine eight World Championships at one event. The FEI disciplines - Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting, and Reining - are all included on the competition schedule.
The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games were hosted in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1994, Rome, Italy in 1998, Jerez, Spain in 2002, and Aachen, Germany in 2006. The first Games to be organized outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
The 2014 Games in Normandy attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.
The latest World Equestrian Games were held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina September 10-23, 2018.