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29th May 2018
Tryon International Equestrian Center, Tryon, North Carolina, United States of America. Saturday 28 April 2018. Heather Reynolds was one of the riders participating in the WEG 2018 test event. Here’s her story.
The Test event for this year’s WEG was held at Tryon Equestrian Center in North Carolina. My husband and I had a big undertaking to prepare and manage 8 horses through this event. We made the 10-hour drive on Wednesday before the ride. It was an uneventful trip, the best kind.
When we arrived at the venue we had all 8 of the horses’ paperwork inspected as well as having their microchips and passport inspections. The stabling was absolutely beautiful. The stalls were a nice size and everything was clean and in working order.
At this event my husband Jeremy and I were both riding as well as leasing out six other horses. Originally, we were both crewing but a little less than three weeks before the event the OC allowed for more riders and our federation extended both of us invitations. With this new arrangement we had two more horses and two less crew. In the end we had 13 crew members, and they were the best.
After getting the horses settled we took a look around. Tyron is an amazing venue. There are so many arenas and shops, including a well-stocked tack store. The restaurants were really good as well. We had the luxury of having the place to our own discipline, I am not sure we will be able to eat at the venue restaurants come WEG as I can imagine the crowds making this venue very full...
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