MILL SPRING, NC, USA – The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) is proud to announce that Monday, September 17, 2018 during the two-week event will be Community Day presented by Mars, Incorporated. Open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., both parking and admission to the World Equine Expo™ will be free on Community Day, presented by Mars, Incorporated as a thank you to the regional North Carolina and South Carolina communities that have supported Tryon International Equestrian Center’s efforts to host the WEG this September 11-23.
“We appreciate Mars, Incorporated joining our mission to show thanks to the people of North Carolina and South Carolina who have been so supportive and engaged in our efforts to host the world’s largest equestrian competition in less than half of the standard preparation time. We know everyone has lent a hand in one way or another to help us make this event a true success for both the equestrian world and our regional community and we couldn’t do it without our region’s incredible support,” said Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP).
Demonstrations & Exhibitions
While no WEG competitions are being held on Monday, September 17, plenty of free, family fun is scheduled throughout the day. Live demonstrations and exhibitions from internationally-renowned performers like Australian Horseman Guy McLean, a two-time “World Champion of the Road to the Horse,” and Double Dan Horsemanship. Both talented horsemen have wowed audiences with their masterful horse tricks around the world, including appearances on ‘Australia’s Got Talent.’”
The Coca-Cola® Stage will feature live music throughout the day coupled with a meet-and-greet with WEG Mascots and mini-horses-extraordinaire, Star & Huck, at their Coca-Cola® Mini Barn.
EQUUS Film Festival
Horse and film lovers can enjoy the EQUUS Film Festival showcasing several equestrian-themed films throughout Community Day presented by Mars, Incorporated as well as daily during the entire two-week Expo.
In addition to souvenirs at the official WEG merchandise Superstore, attendees can shop the extensive selection of more than 200 vendors on Community Day presented by Mars, Incorporated and throughout the entire two-week World Equine Expo™, such as equestrian boutiques, luxury goods and jewelry, artists and galleries, personal and equine care products and technologies, equine training products, and much more. A kids’ play area and plenty of concession stands and rest areas will also be available.
Admission to the 2018 World Equine Expo™ is $20 per adult, $10 per child 3-years-old to 12-years-old, and free for children 2-years-old and younger for all days (excluding September 17) from September 11-23. Parking is located at 6881 S. NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC and is $20 per carload, with free admission and parking on Monday, September 17.