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100 days to go…FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

The countdown begins today to the biggest sporting event of the year, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG).

The opening ceremony for WEG 2018 will take place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, North Carolina (USA) on 11 September, with competition action running from 12 – 23 September.

Eight disciplines, eight world championships, 27 podiums and 84 medals across 12 days of spectacular sport, festivities and entertainment.

The organising committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon marked the occasion with the release of a video of the two adorable miniature horse mascots Star and Huck, who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses, and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries worldwide.

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.