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Star and Huck, miniature horses, are mascots for WEG

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Star and Huck are the mascots of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018.

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Star and Huck are the mascots of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018.

The mascots for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 are two miniature horses named Star and Huck.

Star and Huck were adopted in 2016 by Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, managing partners of Tryon Equestrian Partners, after being rescued by the Peeps Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing miniature horses and giving them a forever home. The duo has been inseparable since adoption, and have been regular fan favorites at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), where the WEG is being held this September, since they began attending events there in 2017.

The minis have an official Instagram account, @starandhuck. Part of Star and Huck's mascot training includes practicing the skill sets needed for each of the eight FEI disciplines, most of which are performed in a playful, comedic spirit as they strive to emulate their FEI horse role models.

During the two-week event, Sept. 11-23, the minis are scheduled to attend on Community Day, Monday, Sept. 17, with other potential dates to be determined.

The 2018 edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ will be held in Mill Spring, NC, over thirteen days from September 11-23rd, 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Star and Huck will sport discipline-specific outfits, as well as mini coolers to match the official WEG coolers.

A variety of Star and Huck merchandise, including a plush toy version of each mini horse, along with a variety of other mascot-branded items will be available online and on-site during the Games.

 Visit www.Tryon2018.com for more information.

 

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