Encore presentation of ‘WEG Talks’ to take place Sunday

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2018

“WEG Talks,” an informative program about the 2018 World Equestrian Games, will have a repeat presentation on Sunday.

The event is hosted by the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club and the Tryon Fine Arts Center. 

This free and open-to-the-public conversation will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. 

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The program will be led by Margaret Freeman, an award-winning equestrian journalist, senior U.S. Equestrian Federation dressage judge and TR&HC officer. The program is a repeat of a presentation held at TFAC last week, and will include videos of the eight different WEG sports.

Freeman has covered the equestrian events at seven Olympic Games for the Associated Press, and will share her understanding of world-class equestrian competition with the community. This session will aim to educate local residents about the eight disciplines that make up the 2018 FEI WEG: dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, para-equestrian dressage, reining and vaulting.

Freeman will provide an overview of each discipline; describe the rules and regulations of each; describe how each is scored; explain the type of horses and equipment used; and share the individuals and countries that are favored at September’s competition.

Local residents of all ages and experience levels — from avid riders to enthusiastic spectators — are invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.

While this session is offered at no cost, reservations are requested. Contact TFAC’s box office at 828-859-8322 or visit tryonarts.org.

-Submitted by The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club