NBC Sports presents nearly 65 hours of FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 coverage, including a record 57 live hours, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, from Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, presented across NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Live coverage begins with the dressage team and individual grand prix Sept. 12 at 2 pm. ET on Olympic Channel Home of Team USA, and continues with the endurance team and individual ride at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event culminates on Sunday, Sept. 23, with live coverage of the jumping individual third competition at Noon ET on NBC, followed by the driving cones test at 1:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
The World Equestrian Games are held every four years in the middle of the Summer Olympic cycle. World champions will be crowned across eight disciplines, including the three Olympic events (Jumping, Dressage and Eventing). Rio bronze medalist Laura Graves is expected to headline the Americans in dressage, while three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward should highlight the Americans in jumping.
Randy Moss calls the event on NBC and NBCSN, joined by analyst Melanie Smith-Taylor. Kenny Rice will report from Tryon International Equestrian Center.
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About the Tryon International Equestrian Center
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. 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. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.Tryon.com.
About the FEI World Equestrian Games™
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the summer Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organized outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.
The Tryon 2018 Games offer qualifying slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.