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The Fork

In July of 2016, Bromont pulled out from hosting the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) and in November the FEI announced the Tryon International Equestrian Center as the new hosts. This timeline gave Tryon less than two years to pull together what will be the fourth largest sporting event in the world in 2018. The Mill Spring, N.C. facility is now under construction around the clock, but that didn’t stop them from hosting the WEG Eventing Test Event in the first week of April.
Original Post Date: 04/21/2018 - 07:02   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:21 07:03:37

Like yesterday, the time was on the top of everyone’s minds – which isn’t always the case with show jumping. However, Chris Barnard’s show jumping course in the George Morris Arena at the Tryon International Equestrian Center proved to be a test for both the Fork CIC3* and Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced competitors.Only seven of the 31 starters jumped clear and inside the time for show jumping in the 2018 World Equestrian Games test event, and watching overnight leader, Phillip Dutton’s ride on Z, many didn’t think he would be one of those.  
Original Post Date: 04/08/2018 - 16:50   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:08 17:36:51

Thirty-one horses will go forward to show jumping today in The Fork CIC3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center – the World Equestrian Games test event and an Adequan USEA Gold Cup qualifying division. Two horses did not present this morning, Rachel McDonough’s Irish Rhythm, a 19-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Vice Chancellor x Dawnsari) and Fernhill Cubalawn, Tom Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, and Caroline Moran’s 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Con Capitol x Corse Lawn) ridden by Phillip Dutton.
Original Post Date: 04/08/2018 - 09:21   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:08 09:31:58

While the leaderboard is looking very different following the cross-country phase of the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* at the Fork Horse Trials, there weren’t that many problems on Capt. Mark Phillips’ course – it was just race against the clock. Cross-country master, Phillip Dutton, showed his prowess to shave off the seconds and sits in first, third, and fourth in the division serving as the FEI World Equestrian Games test event.
Original Post Date: 04/07/2018 - 18:51   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:07 20:44:15

The dressage for the Fork CIC3*, the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) eventing test event and Adequan USEA Gold Cup qualifying competition, finished today with the remaining 17 pairs in the division. There is only one new name in the top three as Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border moved into second position with a 24.5 – just .2 off from overnight leaders, Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, a 13-year-old Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia) owned by Jacqueline Mars and Phoebe and Michael Manders.  
Original Post Date: 04/06/2018 - 16:40   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:06 16:40:43

The Fork CIC3* at the Tryon International Equestrian Center is wearing several hats this weekend as it is serving as the official eventing test event for the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), is a qualifying competition for the Adequan USEA Gold Cup Series, and for many is a final run before heading to the Land Rover Kentucky CCI4* later this month.
Original Post Date: 04/05/2018 - 20:26   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:05 20:26:28

In 2017 The Fork Horse Trials moved from its home of 15 years in Norwood, N.C. to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C. and for 2018 the event will continue at Tryon. This year The Fork CIC3* will serve as an official World Equestrian Games (WEG) test event in addition to both the CIC3* and Advanced divisions serving as Gold Cup classes. Sixty-five pairs will be competing in the Series looking for their Adequan USEA Gold Cup Final qualification.
Original Post Date: 04/04/2018 - 15:29   |   Last Updated: 2018:04:04 18:30:40

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is proud to announce the return of The Fork at TIEC, the FEI CIC 3*/2*/1* and Horse Trials presented by Lucky Clays Farm, on April 4-8, 2018. The CIC3* division of The Fork competition will also serve as the Eventing Test Event in preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) in September. General admission and parking are free for all competitions and additional ticketed spectator events will be hosted throughout the week.
Original Post Date: 03/20/2018 - 12:58   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:20 12:58:21

This past weekend the Fork Horse Trials in Mill Spring, N.C. became the first venue to host a division held at the Modified level. The Modified level, designed as a stepping stone between the Training and Preliminary was added as a USEA recognized level for the 2017 competition season and while only a few venues will be offering it this year it was well-received at the Fork.
Original Post Date: 04/11/2017 - 08:21   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:11 08:14:36

In his preview of the new Fork cross-country course, Tremaine Cooper said that he and co-course designer, Capt. Mark Phillips wanted to create a track that would provide a positive final run before the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in a few weeks. The duo definitely accomplished their goal as all 17 horses who started on the CIC3* track at the Tryon International Equestrian Center came home with clean jumping rounds. Three riders even crossed through the finish line with no time penalties to add to their scores.
Original Post Date: 04/09/2017 - 19:50   |   Last Updated: 2017:04:09 19:58:27

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