Tryon International Equestrian Center announces spring schedule

Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Tryon International Equestrian Center announces spring schedule
 Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has announced its 2018 competition schedule, featuring 13 FEI jumping weeks, plus one CDI dressage and one eventing competition in its 40-week schedule spanning multiple disciplines. TIEC hosted five series of competition in 2017, which welcomed more than 2,300 riders from 45 states and 31 countries to the venue, and 2018 is poised to deliver an even more robust equestrian calendar for competitors in a variety of disciplines.

 TIEC is expanding its footprint in 2018 to host competitions in all eight FEI disciplines including jumping, dressage and para-dressage, eventing, reining, driving, vaulting and endurance. For the second time, the venue will host The Fork at TIEC, a 3* eventing competition featuring a CIC 3*/2*/1* presented by Lucky Clays, and the 72nd annual Tryon Block House Races, as well as the U.S. Pony Club Championships East. New to the competition calendar is the 28th annual Carolina Classic at TIEC, the facility's inaugural reining event. Multi-discipline events and specialty horse shows are also scheduled throughout the year.

 Tryon Welcome Series

The 2018 show schedule begins with the Tryon Welcome Series on March 23 with Tryon Welcome 1 and features hunter/jumper competition at the B and AA-rated classes for hunters and Level 3-4 for jumping. The schedule also includes The Fork at TIEC featuring a CIC 3*/2*/1* presented by Lucky Clays on April 4-8.

 The 72nd annual Tryon Block House Races, the longest running steeplechase in North Carolina, returns for its second year as part of the TIEC family of competitions on Saturday, April 14. Tryon Spring dressage (FEI CDI 3*/FEI CPEDI 3* and National Show) occurs April 19-22 while the Tryon Welcome Series is set to conclude with Tryon Welcome 4 on April 27-29 (B-rated/Level 3).

 Tryon Spring Series

The Tryon Spring Series features five weeks of FEI show jumping with a heavy focus on hunter/jumper competition at the FEI CSI 2*, 3* and 4* levels, including A and AA-rated hunter competitions and Level 4-6 Jumper competitions. Early in the Tryon Spring Series is the Carolina Classic at TIEC, hosted from May 10-13, which will be the first reining event to ever be held at TIEC. Tryon Spring 6, featuring the 90th installment of the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show (TRHC), will showcase CSI 4* AA-rated hunter competition alongside Level 6 jumper opportunities from June 6-10 to conclude the 2018 Tryon Spring Series.



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