World Equestrian Games coming to NBC networks
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 runs over thirteen days from September 11-23 and this year in the United States. The event coverage includes a record 57 live hours, beginning Wednesday, September 12th from Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Live coverage will begin September 12th at 2:00 PM (ET) on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and continues with the endurance team and individual ride.
The FEI World Equestrian Games are held every four years in the middle of the Summer Olympic cycle. World champions will be crowned across eight disciplines, including the three Olympic events; jumping, dressage and eventing. Laura Graves, Rio bronze medalist, is expected to headline the Americans in dressage, while 3-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward should highlight the Americans in jumping.
The Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as driving, endurance, vaulting and reining. Athletes competing in Para-Dressage are required to perform specific tests dependent on their classification, which encompass different levels of movements, similarly to classical Dressage. Tests will include movements at the walk, trot and canter, some at just the walk and trot, while others are judged at the walk.
The Tryon 2018 Games offer qualifying slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Events on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app and the Olympic Channel app. If you would like to learn more about the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, visit their website at www.Tryon2018.com.