Christie’s International Real Estate and Tryon Resort Partner to Present Vaulting at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 and Introduce The Residences at Tryon Village

Sep 6, 2018 - 12:05 PM

For Immediate Release

TRYON, NC, USA – September 6, 2018 – Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP) is proud to announce Christie’s International Real Estate as its Title Sponsor for the discipline of Vaulting at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), hosted at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) September 11-23, 2018. Christie’s International Real Estate is also partnering with Tryon Resort to introduce Tryon Village as the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destination.

Vaulting is often described as gymnastics on horseback. Christie’s Vaulting for the Tryon 2018 Games – the vibrant, inspiring and artistic discipline combining elegance and athleticism with human-equine partnership and trust – will be hosted September 18-22 in the Indoor Arena, an iconic new venue onsite at TIEC with seating for 5,000 spectators. Athletes from 18 countries have been named to the FEI Nominated Vaulting Entries List, and the world’s best will go head-to-head in Tryon for the first time.

The schedule includes Individual and Squad Compulsories on Tuesday, September 18, with Nations Cup Team Freestyle Medals, Individual and Pas de Deux Freestyle competitions taking place on Wednesday, September 19. Thursday, September 20 features Pas de Deux Freestyle Medals competition, Squad Freestyle competition for non-Nations Cup teams, and Individual Technical competition ahead of Saturday’s Individual and Squad Medals competition to conclude the discipline on September 22.

Christie’s International Real Estate, an established leader in luxury living for every lifestyle and destination around the globe, includes 1,300 offices worldwide, with local offices located in Charlotte, Asheville, the South Carolina Upstate, and Tryon. Christie’s International Real Estate is proud to offer opportunities to join the newest era of Tryon Resort for those who seek a true equestrian lifestyle destination and want an active, social environment in an unforgettable setting. For equestrians, socialites and outdoor adventurers alike, Tryon Resort offers an exciting and enriching calendar without sacrificing the best that Western North Carolina culture has to offer in beauty and charm, first discovered and enjoyed by equestrians.

“With the regional, national, and international appeal of the exciting Tryon Resort now becoming a reality, we’re excited to partner with Tryon Equestrian Partners offering this world class lifestyle community,” stated Reed Jackson, Managing Partner, Christie’s-North Carolina. “The resort’s dynamic location in close proximity to the emerging Asheville, Greenville, and Charlotte markets, along with its great climate and spectacular setting, make it an ideal destination for outdoor and equestrian enthusiasts.”

Estimated to be completed April 2019, real estate sales at Tryon Village will include the pre-sale of 55 condos located inside the Tryon Village Hotel, known as The Residences at Tryon Village. Additional properties include nearly 100 luxury farmettes in White Oak at Tryon Resort, as well as The Farms at Tryon Resort, which are just five minutes from the show grounds and feature lots ranging in size from eight to 25 acres.

“We are thrilled to begin our partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate,” commented Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center. “As we look forward to the robust development of Tryon Resort, we eagerly anticipate a profound interest from all of those individuals who wish to start a vibrant new chapter of their lives and enjoy a lifestyle rooted in the love of horses. As title sponsor of the Vaulting discipline at the Games, Christie’s is beginning this journey into Tryon Resort with true equestrian elegance and style.”

The Christie’s International Real Estate onsite sales office will be located within the World Equine Expo™ and the Summit Club lounge throughout the Games, and onsite at Tryon Resort year-round.

To learn more about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit

To purchase tickets or for more information about the WEG, please visit

Click here to watch the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 promo video!

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit or contact one of the following press officers:

National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at or +1 (828) 863-1144

International Press Officer – Gayle Telford at or 0044(0) 203 176 0355

For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at or 0041-78-750-6146.

About the Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at

About the FEI World Equestrian Games™

The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the summer Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organized outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.

The Tryon 2018 Games offer qualifying slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.



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