Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort (TIEC), host of the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. With first-class facilities for hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing competitions, the facility will soon accommodate all eight equestrian FEI sanctioned disciplines.
Administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) – the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport – the FEI World Equestrian GamesTM is the global championship for the eight core equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. Equestrian athletes from more than 70 countries trek to WEG host cities every four years, competing before cheering fans from their native countries, much like the Olympic Games.
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DRESSAGE is the ultimate expression of communication and elegance and has rapidly grown in popularity each year.
DRIVING is a high-octane sport involving a carriage pulled by four horses, also known as four-in-hand, and encompasses three phases of competitions spread over three days: Dressage, Marathon and Cones.
ENDURANCE is a long-distance competition against the clock. It tests the speed and stamina of both horse and rider and challenges each combination to ensure an effective use of pace and navigational skills of undulating terrains.
EVENTING, one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines, is a formidable combination of Dressage, cross-country, and Jumping, done over three days and with the same horse for each phase of competition.
PARA-EQUESTRIAN DRESSAGE is conducted under the same basic rules as conventional Dressage, but with riders divided into different competition grades based on functional abilities.
REINING originates from the working movements of horses and riders when herding cattle and is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of ranch-type horses in an arena setting.
VAULTING is simply described as gymnastics on horseback, and has a history as an equestrian act at circuses, but its origins stretch back at least two thousand years.
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