Premier Equestrian frames a full schedule of equestrian events at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (Photo courtesy of the TIEC)
Tryon, NC (October 4, 2016) – As the fall season begins and colder weather nears, activities at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina are keeping equestrians busy. Premier Equestrian, an Official Sponsor of the TIEC, has added a personal touch to the expansive competition venue. Known for producing equestrian must-haves such as dressage arenas and horse jumps, Premier Equestrian has outfitted the TIEC with its American-made Sundance Dressage Arenas and accessories, and is sponsoring the 0.80m Jumper Division of the Tryon Summer and Fall Show Series. Premier Equestrian proudly supports the TIEC and the equestrians who compete at this prominent east coast horse show venue.
September began with Premier Equestrian’s picturesque Sundance Dressage Arenas, Olympia Lattice flower boxes, and letter markers framing the dressage phase of the Nutrena United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships presented by Land Rover. This was the first eventing championship that the TIEC has ever hosted. The event was deemed a success, with almost 700 entries across seven divisions.
Professional eventer Doug Payne championed the American Eventing Championships’ Broadstone Beginner Novice Horse Division with four-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Mr. Mitchel. Payne stated, “I think this particular facility has a distinct advantage over any of the American Eventing Championships I’ve been to, in that it’s such a big atmosphere. Placing horses in a bigger environment will only serve them better in the future. I think having a tighter and more energetic environment really prepares horses for the bigger things ahead overseas, if they are able to get that far. If you can introduce young horses to that, it doesn’t seem like such a big deal to them down the line.”
Premier Equestrian also helped welcome dressage competitors to the TIEC during the Tryon Fall Dressage National and CDI3* show in September. This CDI competition was one of two FEI-level dressage competitions hosted at the venue in 2016. Both shows saw top-level national and international talent compete in the state-of-the-art facility.
Switching disciplines, the TIEC continually hosts the Premier Equestrian 0.80m Jumper Division throughout its hunter jumper show series. The table II division greets all clear-round competitors with blue ribbons. Therefore, many competitors of all ages and levels have comfortably utilized the division to the best of their advantages throughout the series.
Karen Wilber of KFW LLC Equestrian training has competed with a seven-year-old Oldenburg mare, Grappelli, throughout the summer. “I appreciate when shows offer a wider range of height classes. This helps build confidence not only with new riders, but also with nervous or cautious horses. Grappelli was a circuit champion in the High Adult Jumpers at HITS Ocala, and although she competes at a higher level, the smaller courses really help her to feel brave. It is wonderful when horse shows offer these confidence-building opportunities.”
Premier Equestrian continues to support horse and rider combinations of varied experience and levels in their competitive endeavors, and hopes that the blue ribbon division inspires an even greater joy in the TIEC environment.
In addition to sponsoring the TIEC, Premier Equestrian also supports competitions at the Colorado Horse Park, The Event at Rebecca Farm, and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Premier Equestrian not only enhances the show community with such sponsorships, but also personally produces products for all disciplines at its Sandy, Utah base. The company produces premium quality arena footing, picturesque dressage arenas, innovative horse jumps, and additional educational tools for all. For more information on all the exceptional products the company has to offer, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 1-800-611-6109.