Big news for the horse enthusiasts and equestrian fans, the FEI World Equestrian Games is about to return to the United States for the second time. The big equestrian event was last held in the United States in 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games will take place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. The much-awaited event will feature some of the equestrian’s most competitive events, which include show para-dressage, dressage, eventing, reining, combined driving, vaulting, endurance riding, and show jumping. WEG will run from September 11 to September 23.
Around 1,500 horses along with 1,000 athletes and over 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries are expected to attend the biggest equestrian event of the year. The event is also projected to be the highest-attended sporting event in the US this year, according to the latest reports.
The big equestrian event will also get live TV coverage
For those who can’t watch the big event in North Carolina, the FEI has some good news for them. The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games can also be watched on TV. Tryon2018.com has signed an agreement with NBC Sports Group for the big sports coverage.
The Olympic Channel, an internet TV service run by the International Olympic Committee, will air more than 50 hours of coverage of the 2018 WEG on its network, the Olympic Channel app, and the Olympic Channel’s official website. NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will be showing about 15 hours of live coverage. All NBC’s live coverage will also be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
This is not the first NBC Sports will showing a live coverage of the big equestrian event. The big American network has already featured coverage of several major equestrian events. These include the FEI World Cup qualifying competitions (New York and Kentucky) and the recent 2017 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, which held in Omaha, Nebraska.
The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major competitions for equestrianism. This big event held every four years, between summer Olympic years.
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