World Equestrian Games Tickets
The first World Equestrian Games was held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990 and had six disciplines. Held every four years, tickets to the World Equestrian Games are a prized possession among equestrian fanatics! The new discipline Para Dressage was recently introduced and it joins the seven other disciplines: Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
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Driving: The Driving event is a series of three competitions in which a driver drives a team of four horses. The three competitions are Driven Dressage, Obstacle Cones Driving & Marathon.
Dressage: In Dressage a rider and a horse compete in a test of movement and gaits that show the level of training & understanding and the relationship between rider and horse. It is a beautiful display of power and grace.
Eventing: Eventing takes place over three days and is an all around test for the rider and horse. The first test is Dressage, Then a Cross-Country event that is timed and has jump series as well natural terrain to negotiate. The final event is Jumping, which is also a timed event.
Endurance: The Endurance ride is looking at the speed and endurance capabilities of the horse. This Cross-Country event stretches over 100 miles with the fastest horse be named the winner.
Para Dressage: This event is Dressage, but for riders with physical disabilities. 2010 will be the first year for this discipline.
Jumping: Jumping is a timed event, but also incurs penalties for missed or incorrectly cleared obstacles and if the time limit has been exceeded. This event is testing the will of the horse, its skill and its relationship with the rider.
Reining: Reining brings the western horse into the show arena and is a series of run patterns, spins, & movement.
Vaulting: Vaulting is an artistic as well as athletic event for both the vaulter and horse. Each routine between vaulter and horse display not only technique & form, but balance and artistic ability.