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FEI World Equestrian Games, Tryon

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The FEI World Equestrian Games, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining eight equestrian disciplines; eventing, show jumping, dressage, para-dressage, reining, vaulting, driving and endurance. Equestrian sport’s greatest showcase will take place over thirteen days from September 11-23 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre; a brand new, no expense spared world-class facility, located in the rolling foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountain range.

9th – 17th September 2018

These dates don’t suit you? Don’t worry! Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and we can seek to tailor arrangements to suit you. From extending your stay to particular travel or airline preference requests – all options are possible!

Eventing Tour

  • Return economy class flights from London Heathrow to Charlotte *
  • 8 nights accommodation in the Renaissance Hotel Asheville Hotel**
  • Welcome reception and dinner
  • Daily buffet breakfast in hotel
  • Group airport transfers
  • Dedicated return coach transfers from hotel / to Tryon Equestrian Centre WEG venue
  • All sessions Eventing ticket package 13,14,15,16 September
  • Course walk
  • Excursion/tour to Biltmore Estate including lunch
  • Vet inspection
  • Farewell dinner
  • Zip Travel representatives to fully escort tour
  • Airport and local taxes

Dressage Tour (in partnership with the British Dressage Supporters’ Club)

  • Return economy class flights from London Heathrow to Charlotte *
  • 8 nights accommodation in the Renaissance Asheville Hotel**
  • Welcome reception and dinner
  • Daily buffet breakfast in hotel
  • Group airport transfers
  • Dedicated return coach transfers from hotel / to Tryon Equestrian Centre WEG venue
  • All sessions Dressage ticket package 12,13,14,16 September
  • Course walk
  • Excursion / Tour to Biltmore Estate including lunch
  • Vet inspection
  • Farewell dinner
  • Zip Travel  / BDSC representatives to fully escort tour
  • Airport and local taxes

* UK regional connections also available plus premium economy & business class options. Flights are likely to be the American Airlines service from London Heathrow to Charlotte; details of flight itinerary to be confirmed soonest.

**Suites and upgrade options available on request.

Please contact us if you wish to obtain tickets for both the eventing and dressage.

Eventing

One of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines, eventing is a formidable combination of dressage, cross country and show jumping done over four days (two days of dressage, and one day for each of cross country and show jumping), with riders competing the same horse for each phase of competition. Eventing tests the horse and rider’s partnership to the extreme, with exceptional horsemanship, athleticism and determination the key to finishing on the top of the podium.

At the FEI World Equestrian Games Captain Mark Phillips (GBR) is designing the cross country course. Competing nations can field teams of up to five riders, with the best three scores to count towards the team standing. Team and individual medals will be awarded after the show jumping.

Dressage

Dressage is the ultimate expression of communication and elegance between horse and rider. The Olympic discipline is often compared to ballet, with a scoring system similar to that of ice skating. The harmonious connection between the human and equine athletes allows each pair to perform an intricate pattern of movements for which they receive scores from a seven-member judging panel.

At the FEI World Equestrian Games riders will compete in a Grand Prix test, which will decide the team standings. This will also act as a qualifier for individuals to progress in the competition, with the Grand Prix Special being the first test where an individual title is up for grabs. The Grand Prix Freestyle competition is the jewel in international dressage competition’s crown, and will take place on the morning of Sunday 16th September, with only the very best riders and horses dancing to their own music to battle it out for top spot on the podium.

We are staying at the Renaissance Hotel Asheville, located approximately one hour from the Tryon International Equestrian Centre. It is one of the premier hotels in Asheville, nestled in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Deluxe rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, premium workstations, stunning marble bathrooms and scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will also enjoy unbeatable amenities including a sparkling indoor pool and bistro.

The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Asheville, just walking distance to many local attractions, shops and restaurants. Discover the best Asheville has to offer and explore everything from local breweries to world class museums and galleries to adrenalin-filled outdoor activities. No matter what you are looking for, the city of Asheville has something for everyone.

Complete Eventing Tour

  • £2,595 pp sharing twin/ double occupancy room
  • £3,145.00 single occupancy room

Eventing Tour (no flights or airport transfers included)

  • £1,645 pp sharing twin/ double occupancy room
  • £2,195 single occupancy room

Complete Dressage Tour

  • £2,675 pp sharing twin/ double occupancy room
  • £3,245 single occupancy room

Dressage Tour (no flights or airport transfers included)

  • £1,725 pp sharing twin/ double occupancy room
  • £2,295 single occupancy room
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