WBFSH Developing Jumpers Exhibition Planned for World Equine Expo™ During FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018


TRYON, NC, USA – June 18, 2018 – Organizers of the World Equine Expo™ announced today the addition of the WBFSH Developing Jumpers Exhibition presented by Spy Coast Farm and in partnership with the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH), happening concurrent to the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
The collective event theme of the WEG is “Celebrate the Horse, Celebrate the Sport,“ which honors and highlights the unique connection between horses and humans across the world, and top sport horse breeding is an important element within this theme.
“Spy Coast Farm is delighted to be partnering with the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses to present the WBFSH Developing Jumpers Exhibition,“ said Lisa Lourie, Owner of Spy Coast Farm. “We hope that the concept of a ‘Battle of the Breed Registries’ will be well received and that viewers will enjoy watching and learning as some of the finest five and six-year-olds here in North America are critiqued over fences.“
The demonstration will focus on the evaluation of developing jumping horses to educate the public on the criteria for judging young jumpers, including the height of fences and technical abilities that five and six-year-old horses are required to demonstrate. This demonstration will serve to draw attention to young horse championships, such as the World Breeding Jumping Championships. While the format will be similar in principle, it will vary from the annual competition in Lanaken, Belgium.
The aim of the WBFSH Developing Jumper Exhibition is to further draw attention to breeding for sport, and as such, to the studbooks that support breeders in producing these horses.
The horses that will take part in the demo will be chosen by invitation and based on their performance results in Developing and Young Horse competitions within North America that have taken place during the 2018 season. The organizers strive to select horses from a variety of studbooks, both U.S.-born horses as well as imported horses, to give a good representation of studbooks that focus on show jumping breeding.
The exact dates for the two-day demonstration are to be confirmed, but it will take place during the Jumping competitions at the WEG. Access to the demonstration will be open to all WEG ticketholders free of charge.
The inaugural annual World Equine Expo™, that will include the launch of the WEQx Games™ will run concurrently with WEG between September 11-23, 2018.
TIEC as a venue and its partners support the root of the sport. In combination, the representation of the studbooks at the World Equine Expo™, as well as the WBFSH Developing Jumper Exhibition, will provide visibility to studbooks and breeders who are a vital part of the industry. All demonstrations/exhibitions included in World Equine Expo™ will be run in accordance with USDA/NC State Vet biosecurity requirements.
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal.
Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at  www.Tryon.com.
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organised outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.
The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.
For more information, visit  www.Tryon2018.com  and  http://www.fei.org/tryon-2018.

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