April 27, 2018 - Individual competition tickets for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) will go on sale on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Ticket prices and the event schedule for the Games, which are set for September 11 through September 23, 2018, are available online at www.Tryon2018.com. Individual competition tickets are available for the disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting and Endurance. Individual competition tickets range in price from $20 to $175.
With all competitions happening onsite at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), attendees can come for the day, a week, or the entire Games. Tickets have been in high demand since the October launch of package ticket sales.
Mark Bellissimo, Founder and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center, is planning for a sellout event.
"We anticipate a sold-out event and are working aggressively toward that goal. The WEG is expected to be the largest sporting event in the United States and fourth largest in the world in 2018 and should be on everyone's to-do list for this year. This is a can't-miss event for 2018," said Bellissimo.
Held every four years alternating with the Olympic Games, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ crowns the world's best athletes and horses as the ultimate world champions in the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting and Endurance. Horse and rider combinations from more than 70 nations are expected to compete in the massive 12-day event.
Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony tickets will be sold separately. General Grounds Day Passes will be sold that allow access to the venue to experience the trade fair, event expo, as well as equestrian demonstrations, and will be sold three months prior to the event.
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To start planning a trip to the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, visit www.Tryon2018.com.
For media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please contact one of the following press officers:
National Press Officer - Carly Weilminster at [email protected] or +1 (828) 863-1144
International Press Officer - Niki McEwen at [email protected] or 0044(0) 203 176 0355
For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at [email protected] or 0041-78-750-6146.
About Tryon International Equestrian Center
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world's premier equestrian lifestyle destinations. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. With first-class facilities for hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing competitions, the facility will soon accommodate all eight equestrian disciplines. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer, and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.Tryon.com.
About the FEI World Equestrian Games™
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organised outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.
The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.
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