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Así es Tryon, el centro que organizará los WEG 2018

Los Juegos Ecuestres Mundiales de 2018 se celebrarán en Tryon International Equestrian Center en North Carolina (USA), del 10 al 23 de Septiembre de 2018.

Recordamos que las fechas del evento en Tryon (que en un principio eran del 12 al 26 de Agosto) se cambiaron para adaptarse a mejores condiciones climáticas sobre todo desde el punto de vista del bienestar del caballo y también al calendario de tal forma que hubiese entre las competiciones un intervalo de tiempo óptimo.

El Tryon International Equestrian Center, creado por Mark Bellissimo en Mill Spring, Carolina del Norte, está situado en una finca de 1.600 acres y cuenta con 1.200 boxes fijos, 12 pistas, incluyendo una internacional iluminada con capacidad para albergar a 12.000 espectadores y con gradas VIP para 1.500 personas, un estadio cubierto con 5.000 asientos y campo de cross para campeonatos internacionales y mundiales de Concurso Completo y Enganche. Así como cientos de kilómetros que rodean la finca para albergar competiciones de Raid.
Cuenta con excelentes instalaciones para jinetes y espectadores, incluyendo restaurantes, hospitalidad, alojamiento, tiendas y servicios del resort. Y están actualmente en construcción unas impresionantes instalaciones veterinarias.

Los Juegos Ecuestres Mundiales, que se celebran cada 4 años, se inauguraron en Estocolmo (SWE) en 1990.
Después se celebraron en La Haya (HOL) en 1994, Roma (ITA) en 1998, Jerez (ESP) en 2002 y Aquisgrán GER) en 2006.
Los primeros Juegos que se organizaron fuera de Europa, fueron los de Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games ™ en Kentucky (USA) 2010 y volvieron a Europa para la edición 2014, los Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games ™ en Normandía, que atrajeron a más de 500.000 espectadores y tuvieron una audiencia mundial de televisión de 350 millones de espectadores, además de aportar un impacto económico de 368 millones de euros a la economía francesa.

Mark Bellissimo, managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP), announced today that the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, Polk County, North Carolina has been selected as the host venue for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 (FEI WEG). The Games, which are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport, is the major international championship event for the eight core equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining.

In 2014, Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP) broke ground on the 1,600-acre Tryon Resort, which expands into both Mill Spring and Tryon, NC, and includes the Tryon International Equestrian Center. TEP has invested over $125 million dollars over the last two years creating the Tryon Resort, which aspires to be the world’s premiere equestrian lifestyle destination. TIEC has already hosted several national equestrian competitions including the 2016 American Eventing Championships and the 2016 U.S. Pony Club Championships East. 

Mark Bellissimo is also the managing partner and largest shareholder of Equestrian Sport Productions, an organization with more than 150 full-time staff and 1,000 part-time staff, that is the largest show organizer in the US and operates more FEI competitions than any other event organizer in the world with 38 weeks of CDI and CSI events through four venues in the following states; Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, and Central Park, New York. The Bellissimo Family is also the owner and publisher of The Chronicle of the Horse, the US most respected and widely distributed horse sport magazine and online media property. The Chronicle of the Horse’s online media attracts over 8.3 million unique visitors annually. Together Bellissimo and his partners have invested nearly $500 million in equestrian related assets and properties in Florida, North Carolina, and Colorado which includes the recent $72 million dollar purchase of the International Polo Club in Palm Beach in the spring of 2016.  

TIEC is already a welcomed economic engine for the region, having created hundreds of jobs, and is employing thousands in construction efforts over the last two years. WEG’s estimated $400 million impact will extend up to and beyond Charlotte, Asheville, Hickory in North Carolina and Greenville and Spartanburg in South Carolina. TEP estimates it will invest an additional $100 million dollars over the next two years during phase two of the development which is primarily focused on resort amenities including lodging and hospitality elements.