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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT –RESCHEDULING OF SATURDAY AND SUNDAY COMPETITIONS (15 & 16 September 2018)
This is an Official Decision concerning the following competitions at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018:
Eventing – Jumping Test
Dressage – Individual Grand Prix Freestyle
Reining – Individual Final
The latest weather forecast from the National Weather Service, which has an onsite weather station here at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), shows heavy rain starting on Saturday evening through Sunday. As a result, the Presidents of the Ground Jury, the Technical Delegates, the Presidents of the Veterinary Commissions for the Disciplines of Eventing, Reining and Dressage, in consultation with the Tryon 2018 Organising Committee, have taken the following respective decisions:
Tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) cross country remains unaffected and will start at 11am as planned, but the interval between horses will be reduced to three minutes.
It is planned to move the final Jumping phase for Eventing to Monday 17 September. Start time and horse inspection time to be confirmed.
Depending on further weather updates, it is the intention to reschedule Sunday’s Dressage Freestyle to Monday. Start time to be confirmed.
The time for the Dressage horse inspection for the 15 horses qualified for the Freestyle will remain unchanged at 8am tomorrow (15 September).
Tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) individual Reining Final will be brought forward to 3pm.
These decisions have been taken in accordance with Article 109.12 of the FEI General Regulations which states:
“Subject to the unanimous agreement of the President of the Ground Jury,
Technical Delegate and President of the Veterinary Committee in
consultation with the Organiser, a Competition (either before or during) can
be postponed and/or cancelled, not only due to force majeure, catastrophic
occurrences, extreme weather conditions but also for non-compliance with
FEI Rules and in specific situations where the welfare or safety of the
Horses, Athletes, Officials or the public is compromised.”
Any further updates will be communicated in due course.