Mill Spring, NC – September 26, 2016 – Frederik the Great, a fifteen-year-old Friesian stallion and internet sensation, will travel to Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) for a special appearance and meet and greet event on Saturday, October 1, during “Saturday Night Lights” after concluding his promotion of the 2016 Rolex Central Park Horse Show and interacting with fans in New York City last week.
“Frederik not only captivates his audience with his breathtaking beauty, but also loves to light up a crowd with his outgoing and charismatic personality,” says Stacy Nazario, owner of Frederik. “We’re very excited to continue his tour and experience the magic of Tryon International Equestrian Center.”
Frederik the Great has amassed over 14 million views on YouTube and is considered by many as “The World’s Most Handsome Horse” trademarked by his thick black mane and muscular build. After starting the week in Manhattan with a special guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Frederik took to Wollman Rink in front of swarms of endearing fans to promote the Rolex Central Park Horse Show.
“Frederik’s presence at this year’s Rolex Central Park Horse Show was a display of true beauty and showcased the enchantment of the horse, which we feel is very much paralleled with the atmosphere that has been established at TIEC,” said Katherine Bellissimo, Principal of Tryon Equestrian Partners. “We are looking forward to welcoming Frederik and his team to TIEC in what we believe will be a magical experience for our guests and spectators this Saturday evening.”
Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will host Frederik the Great during this week’s “Saturday Night Lights” event featuring the $25,000 Adequan® Grand Prix, starting at 7:00 p.m. The beautiful stallion will be presented in the George H. Morris Arena with owner Stacey Nazario and handler Jessica Ray. Frederik will also be available for a meet and greet session for spectators and admirers at 5:30 p.m. ahead of the start of the grand prix.