The FEI World Equestrian Games™, the World Championships of International equestrian sport, are coming to the Charlotte, North Carolina region in September 2018. The games will be held in Mill Spring, North Carolina, about 80 miles west of Charlotte at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
The 12-day event, with some 1,000 riders and horses from 70 nations, will take place from September 11th through the 23rd. These games are held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle. First held in 1990, previous host cities for the World Equestrian Games were: Stockholm, Sweden (1990), The Hague, Netherlands (1994), Rome, Italy (1998), Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (2002), Aachen, Germany (2006), Lexington, Kentucky (2010), and Normandy, France (2014).
Administered by the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the World Equestrian Games combine eight equestrian World Championship caliber events, including: jumping, dressage, para-equestrian dressage, evening, driving, endurance, vaulting, and reining. In addition spectators can also enjoy equestrian-focused demonstrations and exhibitions.
The 2018 World Equestrian Games are expected to be the largest sporting event in the United States and fourth largest in the world in 2018. The games also have the potential to be the largest sporting event in North Carolina history with over $400 million dollars of projected economic impact. With an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the event is expected to be fully sold out. Click here for the full schedule of events at the World Equestrian Gaes at the Tryon International Center.
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If you love equestrian events and sport, the FEI World Equestrian Games in the Charlotte, NC region should be a definite must on your to-do list in 2018.