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Good Question: What's the history behind the games?

Its been years in the making and for two weeks starting Saturday Lexington will host the world.

All this week we are answering your good questions about the World Equestrian Games.

Good Question: What's the history behind the games?

Signs are up to welcome visitors, the horses are starting to arrive and final preparations are underway.

On Saturday the games will open and the festivities will begin.

This is the first time the FEI World Equestrian Games have ever been held outside Europe.

The games are relatively new, the first World Equestrian Games were held in 1990.

At that time there were only six equestrian disciplines, now there are eight and they include:
jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, and the two newest para dressage and reining.

The games are held every four years and happen two years before the summer Olympics.

As for where these games are held, cities compete for the chance to hold them.

Lexington will join a list of host cities that have rolled out the red carpet, they include Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden.


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