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Jerez World Equestrian Games

The World Equestrian Games are governed by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), and are comprised of many different disciplines such as Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Vaulting, Three-Day Event and Endurance Riding.

Stockholm's Olympic Stadion hosted the first WEG in 1990. A rather disorganized games was at at The Hague, Netherlands in 1994. The 1998 Games were to be held just outside Dublin, Ireland but were cancelled in early 1997.Rome stepped in and hosted the 1998 World Equestrian Games.

The 2002 Games were held in Jerez, Spain.

Jerez is 97 kilometers (58 miles) away from the city of Sevilla and 32 kilometers (19 miles) from Cadiz with excellent road, rail and air connections. The most important road link is the N IV (E-5), which connects Jerez with Seville and Cadiz. It is about an eight-hour journey by road from Madrid and by a high speed train (AVE) is just over a two-hour journey from Madrid to Seville.The local railway station links Jerez with a large number of cities in Spain, and the regular train service takes just over four hours to Madrid.

Jerez de la Frontera also has an international airport with regular flights from Madrid, Saragossa, Barcelona, Tenerife and various European cities. Jerez airport is only five minutes from the city.

During the celebration of the Games, the Jerez City Hall plans to enhance the internal transport network to facilitate access to both the Chapin (stadium) complex and the Cortijo Vicos-Garrapilos (cross-country).

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