For Immediate Release
TRYON, NC USA – June 1, 2018 – The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) has announced a partnership with Voltaire Design as a valued sponsor of the event, set to be held in Tryon, North Carolina from September 11-23 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), and expected to be the world’s fourth largest sporting event in 2018.
Voltaire Design has been a longstanding partner of TIEC and Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) for many years at both TIEC and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Voltaire Design is one of the premier saddlery brands globally and represents riders across the Olympic disciplines including Beezie Madden (USA), Shane Sweetnam (IRL), Andreas Ostholt (GER), Oliver Townend (GBR), Will Faudree (USA), and Yvonne Losos de Muñiz (DOM).
Voltaire Design began in 2010, launching at the Menlo Charity Horse Show in California, and quickly became one of the most desired brands in the industry. After their debut in California, Voltaire Design opened their first workshop in a garage in the south of France. Due to their immense growth over the years the workshop has moved twice. After their latest move in 2017 Voltaire Design now owns the largest saddle workshop in France. Just a year after its inception, Voltaire Design partnered with the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at PBIEC in 2011 producing quality and performance driven tack and products for the three Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Eventing, and Dressage. In 2016, Voltaire Design introduced the “Blue Wing” model, the first smart saddle on the market. Currently, Voltaire Design is affiliated with more than 60 professional riders competing around the globe.
“Voltaire Design is thrilled to be an official sponsor of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games,” said Nicole Eggert, Marketing Coordinator of Voltaire Design. “We believe that these Games are an integral part of the equestrian community, celebrating the best horses and riders in all FEI recognized riding disciplines. We are excited to be a part of history for the eighth FEI World Equestrian Games and look forward to a memorable two weeks at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.”
As part of their WEG sponsorship, Voltaire Design will have vendor space onsite where attendees can purchase merchandise and shop the full range of products offered by the brand. To learn more about Voltaire Design and their product lines, please visit www.voltairedesign.com.
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About Voltaire Design
Innovative and decidedly chic, Voltaire Design specializes in upscale custom saddles. Recognized by our blue striped gullet, Voltaire Design saddles are made in France with the finest French leathers and are infinitely customizable. Created in 2010 in the idyllic French town of Espelette, the brand opted to launch first in the United States. Voltaire Design has had huge success and is quickly becoming a must-have across the Atlantic. The Made in France promise, and technical aspects of our products quickly attracted some of the greatest American riders, including double Olympic champion Beezie Madden. With its success in the U.S., the brand then conquered other major countries in the equestrian world such as Germany, England, and of course, France.
To learn more about Voltaire Design, please visit voltairedesign.com
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 Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport recognised 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 organised 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 FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.