Polaris® RANGER® Announced as an Official Sponsor of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Sep 8, 2018 - 7:20 AM

Polaris RANGER to title sponsor the Driving Discipline at the WEG, September 11-23, 2018

For Immediate Release

Tryon, NC – September 8, 2018 – Polaris RANGER, the industry leader in utility side-by-side vehicles for 10 years running, is excited to announce its sponsorship of the driving competitions at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, (WEG). The Games, one of the most highly-anticipated equestrian competitions and one of the largest international sporting events of the year, will take place at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina from September 11-23, 2018 and will be broadcasted across the NBC family of networks.


“We are very excited to be a part of this year’s World Equestrian Games, not only as a sponsor, but also by providing vehicles to assist in the overall production of this world-class event,” said Josh Hermes, marketing manager of Off-Road Vehicles, Polaris. “The World Equestrian Games presents a unique opportunity to showcase Polaris and the RANGER line of products on the world stage – it’s also a chance for Polaris to demonstrate our support for the sport, its competitors and its passionate fans.”


Held every four years, the WEG attracts the best equestrian talent worldwide to compete in the sport’s eight core disciplines, including Jumping, Dressage, Para-Dressage, Eventing, Reining, Endurance, Driving, and Vaulting. As an official sponsor of the widely attended and watched Games, Polaris RANGER seeks to authentically engage and build lasting relationships within the equestrian community.


“We are pleased to welcome Polaris RANGER as a sponsor of the 2018 WEG, as they have already been an integral component of our facility development. We rely on their vehicles daily and appreciate their ongoing partnership with our organization,” said Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center.


For this year’s games, Polaris RANGER will be the presenting sponsor for the Driving Discipline, an event distinguished by its three-member teams directing a carriage pulled by four horses. The Driving discipline schedule consists of three phases; Dressage on Friday, September 20, Marathon taking place on Saturday, September 22, ahead of Sunday’s Cones competition to conclude the discipline on September 23.


Polaris RANGER will be highly visible throughout the entire discipline competition for those on-site and watching from home, through stadium signage, on-air commentary, award ceremonies and more. Additionally, as part of its 2018 WEG partnership, Polaris will be providing a variety of RANGER products to assist in all event operations. These durable off-road vehicles will be integral to the event operations and essential in getting the toughest jobs done, guaranteeing the two-week event is a success.
For more information about Polaris and the RANGER line of vehicles, see here.


To learn more about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the WEG, please visit www.Tryon2018.com.

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 www.Tryon2018.com or contact one of the following press officers:

National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at cweilminster@tryonweg.com or +1 (828) 863-1144

International Press Officer – Gayle Telford at gayle@revolutionsports.co.uk or 0044(0) 203 176 0355

For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at shannon.gibbons@fei.org or 0041-78-750-6146.

About Polaris


Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and pontoon, deck and cruiser boats. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

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 www.Tryon.com.

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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