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The Fork at TIEC returns April 4-8

Tryon International Equestrian Center has announced the return of The Fork at TIEC, the FEI CIC 3*/2*/1* and Horse Trials presented by Lucky Clays Farm, on April 4-8.

The CIC 3* division of The Fork competition will also serve as the Eventing Test Event in preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 in September. General admission and parking are free for all competitions, and additional ticketed spectator events will be hosted throughout the week.

Founded by Jim and Bernadette Cogdell, The Fork Horse Trials began 17 years ago in Norwood, North Carolina, and moved to TIEC last year to elevate the level of competition and enhance the spectator experience, TIEC officials said. As one of the most prestigious Eventing competitions on the North American calendar, The Fork is back at the Tryon venue.

Alongside the FEI CIC 3*/2*/1* competition, Advanced, Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, and Training divisions will also be hosted.

The Fork at TIEC offers a chance for spectators to preview top competitors in their final tune-up before the prominent Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI 4* in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as a preview of the thrilling competition to come to TIEC in September for the WEG.

For some riders, The Fork at TIEC will serve as a qualifier for the WEG.

Spectators can also enjoy a lineup of social events throughout the week, including a Ladies Champagne Luncheon, Comedy Club Night, Lakeside Lunch with prime viewing of the cross-country course, “What the FORK” Party, and Sunday brunch.

Visit www.tryon.com or call 828-863-1000 for more information on Tryon International Equestrian Center and Tryon Resort.

-Submitted by Tryon International Equestrian Center