2018 Tryon Fall Series set to begin at TIEC Oct. 3

Published 5:33 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The 2018 Tryon Fall Series will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 28, at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring.

Throughout the four weeks of Fédération Equestre Internationale competition, TIEC will play host to “Saturday Night Lights” on Saturday evenings, offering free family entertainment and fun during grand prix jumping competition. Carousel rides, face painting and an array of live entertainers will surround Legends Plaza during the evening beginning at 5 p.m. with competition starting at 7 p.m. 

“Saturday Night Lights” will kick off on Oct. 6, and continue every Saturday through Oct. 27. On-site dining at multiple restaurants is also available.

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The 2018 Tryon Fall Series will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 3, featuring CSI 2* jumper opportunities and USEF “AA” rated hunter competition during Tryon Fall II (Oct. 3-7). The week will showcase a FEI $5,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 2*, FEI $5,000 1.40m Speed Stake CSI 2*, $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic, $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 2*, $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*, and the highlight “Saturday Night Lights” $70,000 Grand Prix CSI 2*. 

A $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby will also accompany FEI competition for the week. The Developing Jumper Series will run in conjunction with CSI 2* competition throughout the week.

Tryon Fall III (Oct. 10-14) will continue delivering FEI competition, hosting the first CSI 3* of the fall season, along with USEF “AA” rated competition and the addition of the Carolinas’ Challenge Cup. The week will host a $5,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 3*, $5,000 1.40m Speed Stake CSI 3*, $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic, $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*, $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3*, and the second “Saturday Night Lights” of the fall series boasting the $132,000 Grand Prix CSI 3*. The Developing Jumper Series will a run alongside competition throughout the week.

The only FEI CSI 5* of the year at TIEC will be welcomed to the venue during Tryon Fall IV (October 17-21). The week will begin with a $35,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 5* ahead of the $132,000 Welcome Stake CSI 5*. Another $35,000 1.45m Speed Stake CSI 5* will be offered, alongside a $70,000 1.50m Sunday Classic CSI 5*, a $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, and a $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic. 

The largest Grand Prix of the season, the $384,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, is set to bring top international riders from around the globe to TIEC for the monumental occasion. The week will also offer a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby for hunter competitors traveling to the venue for the Series.

The final week of the series, Tryon Fall V (Oct. 24-28), will feature the final FEI CSI 3* competition of the 2018 calendar year at the venue. During the week, TIEC will host a series of Halloween-themed activities such as trick-or-treating, a costume contest and a stall decorating contest. 

This final week of “AA” rated hunter competition and USEF Level 6 jumper classes will accompany the international classes hosted during the week. 

A $35,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 3* will kick-off the week-long competition ahead of a $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*. Another $35,000 1.45m Speed Stake CSI 3* will be offered, as well as a $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, a $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic, and a $25,000 National Grand Prix. 

The week will conclude with the final Halloween-themed “Saturday Night Lights” of the season, featuring the $132,000 Grand Prix CSI 3*. A $25,000 Hunter Showcase and the Developing Jumper Series will conclude Fall Series

Along with the four weeks of FEI competition, the Ultimate Air Dogs competition will be returning to the facility, as well as the American Hobby Horse Series. The American Hobby Horse Series will run concurrently to the “Saturday Night Lights” schedule beginning on Oct. 6, and conclude with the championships on Oct. 27.

Those interested in learning more about Tryon International Equestrian Center may visit Tryon.com.

-Submitted by Tryon International Equestrian Center