2006 FEI World Equestrian Games

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2006 FEI World Equestrian Games
2006 FEI WEG logo.jpg
Host city Aachen, Germany
Nations participating 59
Athletes participating 767
Events 16 in 7 disciplines
Opening ceremony August 20, 2006 (2006-08-20)
Closing ceremony September 3, 2006 (2006-09-03)
Website www.aachen2006.de

The 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games were held in Aachen, Germany from August 20 to September 3, 2006. They were the 5th edition of the games which are held every four years and run by the FEI. It was held in the Soers, a district of Aachen. The main stadium of this event was the Hauptstadion.

Host selection[edit]

On September 18, 2002 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the FEI awarded the 2006 Games to Aachen. The only other host city applicant was Lexington, Kentucky, United States[1] (which was later awarded the following edition of the Games in 2010).

Events[edit]

16 events in 7 disciplines were held in Aachen.

Dressage Driving Endurance Eventing Jumping Reining Vaulting
Individual Freestyle Individual Individual Individual Individual Individual Individual Female
Individual Special Individual Male
Team Team Team Team Team Team Team

Participating nations[edit]

Deutsche Post issued a stamp in recognition of the 2006 Games.
Main Stadium, Mercedes-Benz-Prize, Aachen, Germany

59 National Equestrian Federations sent athletes to the Aachen games.

Medal summary[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual special dressage
details
Isabell Werth on Satchmo
 Germany
Anky van Grunsven on Salinero
 Netherlands
Andreas Helgstrand on Blue Hors Matine
 Denmark
Individual freestyle dressage
details
Anky van Grunsven on Salinero
 Netherlands
Andreas Helgstrand on Blue Hors Matine
 Denmark
Isabell Werth on Satchmo
 Germany
Team dressage
details
 Germany (GER)
Hubertus Schmidt on Wansuela Suerte
Heike Kemmer on Bonaparte
Nadine Capellmann on Elvis VA
Isabell Werth on Satchmo
 Netherlands (NED)
Laurens van Lieren on Hexagon's Ollright
Imke Schellekens-Bartels on Sunrise
Anky van Grunsven on Salinero
Edward Gal on Lingh
 United States (USA)
Leslie Morse on Tip Top
Guenter Seidel on Aragon
Steffen Peters on Floriano
Debbie McDonald on Brentina
Individual driving
details
Felix-Marie Brasseur
 Belgium
Ijsbrand Chardon
 Netherlands
Christoph Sandmann
 Germany
Team driving
details
 Germany (GER)
Christoph Sandmann
Michael Freund
Rainer Duen
 Belgium (BEL)
Felix-Marie Brasseur
Gert Schrijvers
Geert de Brauwer
 Netherlands (NED)
Ijsbrand Chardon
Theo Timmerman
Koos de Ronde
Individual endurance
details
Miguel Vila Ubach on Hungares
 Spain
Virginie Atger on Kangoo d'Aurabelle
 France
Elodie Le Labourier on Sangho'Limousian
 France
Team endurance
details
 France (FRA)
Virginie Atger on Kangoo d'Aurabelle
Philippe Benoit on Akim Du Boulve
Pascale Dietsch on Hifrane Du Barthas
  Switzerland (SUI)
Urs Wenger on Zialka
Anna Lena Wagner on Tessa IV
Nora Wagner on Temir
 Portugal (POR)
Joao Raposo on Sultao
Ana Margarida Costa on Gozlane Du Somail
Ana Barbas on Piperino
Individual eventing
details
Zara Phillips on Toytown
 Great Britain
Clayton Fredericks on Ben Along Time
 Australia
Amy Tryon on Poggio II
 United States
Team eventing
details
 Germany (GER)
Frank Ostholt on Air Jordan
Hinrich Romeike on Marius
Bettina Hoy on Ringwood Cockatoo
Ingrid Klimke on Sleep Late
 Great Britain (GBR)
Zara Phillips on Toytown
Daisy Dick on Spring Along
William Fox-Pitt on Tamarillo
Mary King on Call Again Cavalier
 Australia (AUS)
Clayton Fredericks on Ben Along Time
Megan Jones on Kirby Park Irish Jester
Andrew Hoy on Master Monarch
Sonja Johnson on Ringwood Jaguar
Individual jumping
details
Jos Lansink on Cavalor Cumano
 Belgium
Beezie Madden on Authentic
 United States
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum on Shutterfly
 Germany
Team jumping
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Gerco Schröder on Eurocommerce
Albert Zoer on Okidoki
Jeroen Dubbeldam on BMC Up and Down
Piet Raijmakers on Van Schijndel's
 United States (USA)
Beezie Madden on Authentic
McLain Ward on Sapphire
Laura Kraut on Miss Independent
Margie Goldstein-Engle on Quervo Gold
 Germany (GER)
Ludger Beerbaum on L'Espoir
Marcus Ehning on Noltes Kuchengirl
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum on Shutterfly
Christian Ahlmann on Cöster
Individual reining
details
Duane Latimer on Hang Ten Surprise
 Canada
Tim McQuay on Mister Nicadual
 United States
Aaron Ralston on Smart Paul Olena
 United States
Team reining
details
 United States (USA)
Dell Hendricks on Starbucks Sidekick
Tim McQuay on Mister Nicadual
Matt Mills on Easy Otie Whiz
Aaron Ralston on Smart Paul Olena
 Canada (CAN)
Luke Gagnon on Lil Santana
François Gauthier on Show Gun
Lance Griffin on Whiz'n'Tag Chex
Duane Latimer on Hang Ten Surprise
 Italy (ITA)
Dario Carmignani on Skeets Dun
Adriano Meacci on Docs Tivio Hancock
Christian Perez on Dualin For Me
Marco Ricotta on Pappy Secolo
Men's vaulting
details
Kai Vorberg on Picasso
 Germany
Gero Meyer on Arador
 Germany
Ladislav Majdlen on Catalin III-73
 Slovakia
Women's vaulting
details
Megan Benjamin on Leonardo
 United States
Katharina Faltin on Pitucelli
 Austria
Sissa Jarz on Escudo Fox
 Austria
Team vaulting
details
 Germany (GER)  United States (USA)  Austria (AUT)

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 6 1 4 11
2  United States 2 4 3 9
3  Netherlands 2 3 1 6
4  Belgium 2 1 0 3
5  France 1 1 1 3
6  Canada 1 1 0 2
 Great Britain 1 1 0 2
8  Spain 1 0 0 1
9  Austria 0 1 2 3
10  Australia 0 1 1 2
 Denmark 0 1 1 2
12   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
13  Italy 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Note: Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The television broadcasting rights to the 2006 Games were held by the following networks:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein awarded with the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006". Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein. 2002-09-18. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Broadcast Information". The Virtual Equestrian. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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