The Horse

SEP 2018

The Horse:Your Guide To Equine Health Care provides monthly equine health care information to horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, barn/farm managers, trainer/riding instructors, and others involved in the hands-on care of the horse.

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24 THE HORSE September 2018 ERIK OLSEN PICTURES JENNIFER O. BRYANT J ust two years ago, the future of the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) was uncertain. The original host city, Bromont, Canada, had backed out, cit- ing financial reasons, and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) had to scramble to find a new venue on short notice. Within four months, the bid went to a burgeoning equestrian center in the quiet horse community of Tryon, North Carolina. Since then, organizers have literally moved mountains to create a world-class facility and experience. Now, they're prepared to accommodate the world's best equine athletes this summer. More than 1,200 horses participated in the 2014 WEG in Normandy, France, with similar numbers expected to descend on Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) Sept. 11-23 for the 2018 edition of the quadrennial championships. Of those, fewer than 100 will be competing for Team USA, meaning AMERICA Coming to

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