Major Competition Upgrades Announced for 2016 Tryon Summer Series

Photo Credit ©MegBanks/TIEC.

Mill Spring, NC – April 22, 2016 – Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has announced a series of major upgrades for the 2016 Tryon Summer Series, which will increase competition opportunities for hunter and jumper competitors planning to attend the four week series. The Tryon Summer Series will begin Wednesday, June 29, and continue through Sunday, July 24, highlighting four consecutive weeks of FEI classes alongside nationally rated hunter and jumper competition.

Tryon Summer I (June 29 – July 3) will host upgraded hunter competition to start the series, as a week of Premier AA hunters will be highlighted by a $10,000 Pre-Green Hunter Classic. For jumper riders, USEF Level 6 jumpers will run in conjunction with an FEI CSI 3*, which will offer a $34,000 1.45m class, a $34,000 1.50m Suncast® Open Welcome, and the $127,000 Adequan® Grand Prix on Saturday, July 2, commencing four weeks of the tremendously popular “Saturday Night Lights” series for spectators and visitors to the facility. Tryon Summer I will also host the inaugural Great Charity Challenge of the Carolinas on Friday, July 1, an event designed to assist and support local charities in the surrounding community through a competitive and themed equestrian relay race.

Tryon Summer II (July 6-10) will offer a second consecutive week of Premier AA rated hunters competition and host a second $10,000 Pre-Green Hunter Classic, as well as a $5,000 Pony Classic in the George H. Morris Arena. The second FEI CSI 3* will offer a $34,000 1.45m class, a $34,000 1.50m Suncast® Open Welcome, and the $127,000 Horseware Grand Prix on Saturday, July 9.

The third week of summer competition at TIEC, Tryon Summer III (July 13-17), will bring hunter riders to center stage as the first $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby of the season is scheduled to take place, drawing top hunter talent, alongside B rated competition. A $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic and $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic will also be offered to hunter competitors. International jumper riders will contest the first FEI CSI 4* of the Tryon Summer Series, which will include two $34,000 1.45m classes, a $34,000 1.50m Suncast® Open Welcome, and the $210,000 Hollow Creek Grand Prix on Saturday, July 16, while the next generation of young talent will be offered a $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix.

Tryon Summer IV (July 20-24) has also received upgrades and will now host an FEI CSI 4*, highlighting two $34,000 1.45m classes, a $34,000 1.50 Suncast® Open Welcome, and the $210,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix on Saturday, July 23. Tryon Summer IV will host USEF Level 6 jumpers, as well as the second $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby to accompany B rated competition. A $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic and $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic will conclude the final week of the series.

For more information about Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), please visit www.tryon.com.

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