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Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is excited to welcome the return of The Fork at TIEC Eventing competition on April 2-5, 2020. However, due to recent storm damage on the course, the Training, Novice and Beginner Novice Divisions for The Fork at TIEC will not be held this year.
The Fork Horse Trials are held yearly on the first weekend in April at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina (Area II). The event offers Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials and CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S competition. TIEC is a year-round host to hunter/jumper shows and dressage shows in addition to eventing competitions.
Competition concluded at The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center on Sunday, April 7, with a victory for Boyd Martin and Christine Turner’s 12-year-old Trakehner gelding (Windfall PG x Thabana), Tsetserleg. The pair raced around the 2.3-mile White Oak cross-country track in ample time, placing them ahead of the 4* group with a final score of 35.0.
The CCI4*-S standings remained unchanged at The Fork presented by Luck Clays Farm, as Liz Halliday-Sharp bested the top two division spots with Fernhill By Night (28.80) and Deniro Z (30.10), after the second phase of competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on Saturday. Boyd Martin (USA) and Tsetserleg will also ride into Sunday’s final phase on the White Oak Cross-Country Course in their previous third place position, with a score of 30.20.
When Mexico’s Daniela Moguel first arrived at Tryon International Equestrian Center a year ago for The Fork, she had no idea that big transitions were on the horizon. At 35, Daniela was an accomplished eventer and business owner in Mexico City, running a thriving equestrian operation with her husband Souli.
CCI4*-S Competition commenced today at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), with a group of talented horse-and-rider combinations returning to the home of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), to compete at The Fork, presented by Luck Clays Farm.
Boyd Martin (USA) and Long Island T impressed the judges and put in a top score of 24.50 in Advanced dressage, commencing The Fork at TIEC presented by Lucky Clays Farm at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection rode into second with a score of 27.70, and Felix Vogg(SUI) moved into third aboard Archie Rocks with a score of 29.50.
The Fork Horse Trials is returning to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C. for the third year in a row. The event often serves as horses and riders final prep runs before the Kentucky Three-Day Event – making it an exciting week of competition.
In July of 2016, Bromont pulled out from hosting the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) and in November the FEI announced the Tryon International Equestrian Center as the new hosts. This timeline gave Tryon less than two years to pull together what will be the fourth largest sporting event in the world in 2018.
Like yesterday, the time was on the top of everyone’s minds – which isn’t always the case with show jumping. However, Chris Barnard’s show jumping course in the George Morris Arena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center proved to be a test for both the Fork CIC3* and Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced competitors.