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One year countdown started for WEG 2018 at Tryon, NC, USA

Tryon, NC, USA – 13 September 2017. The one year to go countdown to the FEI WEG 2018 (World Equestrian Games) Tryon 2018 was launched yesterday.

The WEG, are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport. The event, held every four years alternating with the Olympic Games, combines the world championships for jumping, dressage and para-dressage, eventing, driving, reining, vaulting and endurance into one big 12-day event.

With more than 500,000 people expected to attend the WEG 2018, the 12-day spectacle of equestrian sports will be the largest equestrian event in North Carolina’s history. Mark Bellissimo, CEO of host venue Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, NC. Competition action at WEG 2018 runs from 12 September through 23 September 2018, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for 11 September.
The area is conveniently located within an hour of top cities including Asheville and Charlotte in North Carolina and Greenville in South Carolina.

Endurance World WEG 2018 Tryon. Tryon by night.“All of our nations were discovered on the back of a horse and these amazing animals continue to provide livelihood, transportation, security, entertainment, friendship, therapy, and sport around the world. The love of the horse is universal and profound. The Games is an incredible stage to show the world how important and valuable this creature is and celebrate our relationship with them.” said Bellissimo.

Fédération Equestre Internationale President Ingmar De Vos shared his excitement about the forthcoming Games at TIEC.

“Marking one year to go to the FEI World Equestrian Games is always a very exciting time and we’re really looking forward to the spectacular event that Tryon will bring,” Ingmar De Vos said. “The Games are the greatest gathering of the best athletes and horses from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of people will have the opportunity to enjoy the magic of equestrian sport as world champions are crowned across the eight FEI disciplines. The USA is renowned as a country of horse lovers and is also hugely successful in the sport so we are delighted to have this, the FEI’s flagship event, back in America once again.”

United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) President Murray Kessler is pleased that the WEG is coming back to the United States for 2018 and will be hosted all at one venue at TIEC.

“We are confident that Mark Bellissimo and his team at Tryon will host an exceptional WEG 2018. Having the Games in the U.S. gives us an opportunity to celebrate the joy of horse sports with millions of Americans in a way that will help grow engagement and participation in all equestrian sports in this country.” said Murray Kessler.
Endurance World WEG 2018 Tryon. Normandia.The WEG 2018 are expected to have tremendous economic impact to both Western North Carolina and the South Carolina Upstate. The previous WEG held in Normandy (France) in 2014 had an estimated economic impact of $400 million and attracted 575,000 spectators. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper praised the organizers’ success in bringing the Games to the Carolinas.

“The World Equestrian Games are an incredible opportunity for North Carolina, and we are pleased to host this event in our state,” said Governor Cooper. “We applaud the efforts of Mark Bellissimo and the organizers at Tryon International Equestrian Center to bring this global event to North Carolina and stimulate tremendous economic growth for our state as a result.”

Photo credit: Fédération Equestre Internationale

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One year countdown started for WEG 2018 at Tryon, NC, USA

Tryon, NC, USA – 13 September 2017. The one year to go countdown to the FEI WEG 2018 (World Equestrian Games) Tryon 2018 was launched yesterday.

The WEG, are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport. The event, held every four years alternating with the Olympic Games, combines the world championships for jumping, dressage and para-dressage, eventing, driving, reining, vaulting and endurance into one big 12-day event.

With more than 500,000 people expected to attend the WEG 2018, the 12-day spectacle of equestrian sports will be the largest equestrian event in North Carolina’s history. Mark Bellissimo, CEO of host venue Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, NC. Competition action at WEG 2018 runs from 12 September through 23 September 2018, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for 11 September.
The area is conveniently located within an hour of top cities including Asheville and Charlotte in North Carolina and Greenville in South Carolina.

Endurance World WEG 2018 Tryon. Tryon by night.“All of our nations were discovered on the back of a horse and these amazing animals continue to provide livelihood, transportation, security, entertainment, friendship, therapy, and sport around the world. The love of the horse is universal and profound. The Games is an incredible stage to show the world how important and valuable this creature is and celebrate our relationship with them.” said Bellissimo.

Fédération Equestre Internationale President Ingmar De Vos shared his excitement about the forthcoming Games at TIEC.

“Marking one year to go to the FEI World Equestrian Games is always a very exciting time and we’re really looking forward to the spectacular event that Tryon will bring,” Ingmar De Vos said. “The Games are the greatest gathering of the best athletes and horses from across the globe and hundreds of thousands of people will have the opportunity to enjoy the magic of equestrian sport as world champions are crowned across the eight FEI disciplines. The USA is renowned as a country of horse lovers and is also hugely successful in the sport so we are delighted to have this, the FEI’s flagship event, back in America once again.”

United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) President Murray Kessler is pleased that the WEG is coming back to the United States for 2018 and will be hosted all at one venue at TIEC.

“We are confident that Mark Bellissimo and his team at Tryon will host an exceptional WEG 2018. Having the Games in the U.S. gives us an opportunity to celebrate the joy of horse sports with millions of Americans in a way that will help grow engagement and participation in all equestrian sports in this country.” said Murray Kessler.
Endurance World WEG 2018 Tryon. Normandia.The WEG 2018 are expected to have tremendous economic impact to both Western North Carolina and the South Carolina Upstate. The previous WEG held in Normandy (France) in 2014 had an estimated economic impact of $400 million and attracted 575,000 spectators. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper praised the organizers’ success in bringing the Games to the Carolinas.

“The World Equestrian Games are an incredible opportunity for North Carolina, and we are pleased to host this event in our state,” said Governor Cooper. “We applaud the efforts of Mark Bellissimo and the organizers at Tryon International Equestrian Center to bring this global event to North Carolina and stimulate tremendous economic growth for our state as a result.”

Photo credit: Fédération Equestre Internationale

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