Tryon World Equestrian Games Advance Ticket Sales Launched Friday, Available to General Public Monday

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Grass arena that will be the site of the 2018 World Equestrian Games main stadium to stage dressage, jumping and eventing show jumping. The current centerpiece George H. Morris stadium to the right will host eventing dressage and para-dressage. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Oct. 13, 2017

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

World Equestrian Games tickets went on advance sale Friday and will be available to the general public Monday, 11 months ahead of the opening of the global championships of horse sports at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.

Initial indications were of higher demand than expected for tickets for complete disciplines–two days of Grand Prix team competition, a day for the Grand Prix Special and a day for the Grand Prix Freestyle–in a stadium being built specially for the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, jumping and the show jumping final of eventing.

The dressage schedule is Grand Prix Wednesday-Thursday Sept. 12-13 (two days) for team medals; Grand Prix Special Friday Sept. 14 for individual medals, and Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday Sept. 16 for individual medals.

Plans are to cover as much seating as possible for spectators.

Tickets for the world championships of dressage. driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, reining, vaulting and para-dressage Sept. 11-23 were made available Friday in advance for select groups. Those groups were residents of North and South Carolina; customers of the Adequan Global Dressage and Winter Equestrian Festival as well as other events at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, Colorado Horse Park and the Tryon International Equestrian Center, national federations and subscribers to the Chronicle of the Horse.

The tickets offered for sale in the first two weeks are so spectators can reserve the same seats for all the events in their package. Prices are:

–All Session Dressage Pass–$250.00
–All Session Driving Pass–$80.00
–All Session Eventing Pass–$175.00
==All Session Jumping Pass–$300.00
–All Session Para-Dressage Pass–$90.00
–All Session Reining Pass–$140.00
–All Session Vaulting Pass–$80.00
–All Session Day Pass–Weekdays Only–$90.00 — Admission to all events on a chosen weekday–available for Sept. 12, Sept. 13, Sept. 14, and Sept. 19, Sept. 20, and Sept. 21.
–All Games Pass–Week One–$500.00–Admission to all events (dressage, eventing, endurance, reining), excluding Opening Ceremonies.
–All Games Pass–Week Two–$500.00–Admission to all events (jumping, vaulting, para-equestrian dressage, driving) excluding Closing Ceremonies.
–All Games Pass–$1,000.00–Admission to all events during the entire two weeks excluding Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
(A charge of 8.5% processing fee and tax will be added at checkout)

For tickets:

1. Subscribers to Chronicle of the Horse
http://www.tryon2018.com/estore/coth
2. Residents of North Carolina and South Carolina
http://www.tryon2018.com/estore/carolinas
3. Customers of WEF, AGDF, PBIEC, CHP, TIEC
https://www.tryon2018.com/estore/wegsgl
4. National Federations
http://www.tryon2018/estore/WEG+Event+Tickets

Single event ticket sales will launch in November.