World Equestrian Games 2018
16 Days | Departs 09 September 2018
Tour Dates: 09 Sept – 24 Sept 2018

Overview

Snaffle Travel is proud to offer a tour to the World Equestrian Games in 2018. The 2018 WEG is to be held at Tryon Equestrian Centre, Mill Springs North Carolina, USA.

About Tryon Equestrian Centre  – Website: https://tryon2018.com/

The Tryon International Equestrian Centre, created by Mark Bellissimo in Mill Springs, North Carolina is situated on a 1,600 acre site at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The venue has 1,200 permanent stables, 12 arenas including a floodlit international arena with a potential spectator seating capacity of up to 12,000 and VIP seating for up to 1,500, a covered arena with 5,000 seats, and has a world-class cross country course that will be used for both Eventing and Driving. The venue is surrounded by hundreds of miles of equestrian trails for Endurance. The venue contains excellent facilities for athletes and spectators including restaurants, hospitality, accommodation, retail and resort amenities.

Tryon Equestrian Centre is in an area of low population with no large hotels close by.  Two of the larger towns are Asheville in North Carolina and Greenville in South Carolina both an hour away.

All the events will be held at Tryon Equestrian Centre so spectators only have to visit one venue for everything.

Snaffle Travel chose Greenville for accommodation which is a pretty and vibrant town.  If you want to go out to a nice restaurant in the evening or have a day off, there are plenty of options for exploring nearby.

Option 1: 9 – 17 September 2018 – (Opening, Dressage, Endurance, Reining & Eventing)

Option 2: 17 – 24 September 2018 (Para-Dressage, Vaulting, Show Jumping & Driving and Closing ceremony.

Option 3: 9 – 24th September 2018 (All events)

Please send us an email for a full itinerary, terms and conditions including pricing.

Email: info@snaffletravel.com.au

Tour Highlights

  • 7, 8 & 15 night packages with twin or double share accommodation, Greenville, SC
  • Single occupancy with supplement available
  • Season tickets and season passes for group*Awaiting confirmation Tryon
  • All state, service and tourist taxes and gratuities
  • Return Airport transfers to/from Airport to meet group flights
  • Daily Transfers to Tryon Equestrian centre by air conditioned coach
  • Sightseeing tours in the surrounding area
  • Welcome receptions with welcome and farewell dinners
  • American buffet breakfast daily
  • Pre and post trip extensions if required
  • International return flights from Australia to be arranged*Rates to be advised
  • Led by experienced tour leaders
  • Newsletters and updates as they come to hand prior to travel
  • Nightly access to the day’s results and the following day’s draw
  • Pre Tour New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis and Kentucky
  • Able to extend stay in USA

Itinerary

day1Sunday 9 September 2018
Australia – Greenville, SC

Please meet at the airport for your international flight to the US. Flight times to be advised.  On arrival at the US airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Greenville, South Carolina. Includes airport transfer for group flights only. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

 (B) Tuesday 11th September 2018
 Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

OPENING CEREMONY

This morning is at leisure.  The opening ceremony is scheduled for 2:00pm, so we will depart at approximately 11am to arrive at Tryon International Equestrian Centre early to give you the opportunity to explore, have some lunch and see the layouts of the various stadiums so you will be ready for the coming week. (Transfer to Opening Ceremony, tickets not included)     

 (B) Thursday 13 September 2018
 Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

DRESSAGE, REINING & EVENTING DRESSAGE

Today the Dressage and Reining Championships continue with the Medal Ceremonies.   The Eventing Dressage phase starts today.  This evening you may like to visit one of the many local restaurants near the hotel.

(B) Saturday 15th September 2018
Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

EVENTING CROSS COUNTRY & REINING

Today the Eventing Cross country phase takes place so it will be an early start.  It is also the Reining finals with the Medals Ceremony in the afternoon.  This evening you might like to visit downtown Greenville and take in the nightlife.

(B) Monday 17th September 2018
Greenville – Freeday

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURE DAY / SIGHTSEEING

Today some of you will be departing back home.  Transfers to/from the airport will be arranged for those arriving and departing on group flights.  Today is a free day so there will be a sightseeing excursion in the local area for those staying on.  You will enjoy sightseeing in The Blue Ridge Mountain area with visits to quaint towns and craft markets with plenty of amazing scenery. Details to be confirmed. (Sightseeing included for those staying on for the two weeks)

(B) Wednesday 19 September 2018
Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

PARA-DRESSAGE, VAULTING & SHOW JUMPING

Today Para-Dressage and Vaulting continue and the Show Jumping Championships start.  For some this maybe your first time at Tryon so you will have time to explore this wonderful venue.

Friday 21 September 2018 

Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

DRIVING, PARA-DRESSAGE & SHOW JUMPING

The Driving Championships start today and you may have the opportunity to watch Australian and World Driving Champion Boyd Excell.  The Para-Dressage and Show jumping continues with the Medals Ceremonies.

 Sunday 23 September 2018
 Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

DRIVING, SHOW JUMPING & CLOSING CEREMONY

This morning the Driving phase will take place in the morning with the Show Jumping final four and Closing Ceremony in the afternoon. Following the Medal presentations and closing ceremony, return to Greenville.   You should have time to freshen up before our farewell dinner at a local restaurant.  Enjoy your last dinner together and say good bye to your newly found friends before you return home tomorrow. (Farewell dinner at a local restaurant)

 Monday 25 September 2018
USA – Australia

In transit and arrive in Australia two days later as you travel over the dateline.

(B,R) Monday 10 September 2018
Greenville, SC

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and meet the group.  Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountain area taking in the stunning scenery.  Subject to confirmation we are hoping to visit Biltmore Estate and gardens today.  Biltmore Estate is the largest privately owned house in America built by George Washington Vanderbilt II.  Alternatively we will arrange other sightseeing in the area.  This evening enjoy a welcome reception including drinks at a local restaurant.  (Sightseeing and welcome reception included) 

(B) Wednesday 12th September 2018
Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

DRESSAGE, ENDURANCE & REINING

Today is the first day of the Games.  We have been provided with a provisional timetable of the schedule of events by the organisers.  Dressage starts today, with Endurance and Reining Championships and the first medals of WEG 2018 will be presented.  Our coach will return following the Medals Ceremonies.

(B) Friday 14 September 2018
Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

DRESSAGE & EVENTING DRESSAGE

The Eventing Dressage continues today with the Dressage Championships continuing and medal ceremonies.  For those having a day off there is plenty to do in Greenville and the hotel offers a free transfer to downtown Greenville and Haywood Mall.  Haywood Mall has over 150 stores and is a shopping haven. This evening you might like to go and listen to music on Main Street at Noma Square.

(B,D) Sunday 16th September 2018
Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

DRESSAGE & EVENTING SHOW JUMPING

Transfer to Tryon Equestrian centre for the final Dressage day and the Eventing Show Jumping final with the Medal Ceremonies in the afternoon.  This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner together and say farewell to those only staying for the first week. (Dinner at a local restaurant this evening)

(B) Tuesday 18th September 2018
Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

PARA-DRESSAGE & VAULTING

Today we will transfer to Tryon Equestrian Centre for those wishing to take in the Para-Dressage and Vaulting and we will continue on a sightseeing optional tour of the local area with details to be confirmed at a later stage.  We are looking at sightseeing options to the Asheville area. This evening we will have a reception to welcome the new arrivals.  (Reception including drinks)

 (B)Thursday 20th September 2018

Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre 

PARA-DRESSAGE, SHOW JUMPING & VAULTING

Continuation of Day 11’s activities with the Medals Ceremonies for the Para-Dressage and Vaulting.

 Saturday 22 September 2018
 Greenville – Tryon Equestrian Centre

PARA-DRESSAGE, DRIVING & VAULTING

Today is the Driving, Para-Dressage and Vaulting.  If you are looking for a rest day today, you may like to visit Greenville’s Farmers Market and afterwards take a leisurely stroll.  Perhaps hire a bike and visit Falls Park on Reedy with inviting gardens and trails.

 Sunday 24 September 2018
 Greenville – Australia

Enjoy a leisurely final breakfast at the hotel.  A transfer will be arranged to the airport to meet your group flight.  Please let us know if you need to make onward travel arrangements different to outlined.  (Transfer for group flights)

 Monday 26 September 2018
 Australia

On arrival in Australia clear customs and collect your luggage.

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