The Under 25 Jumpers U.S. Open Championship competition of the 2018 WEQx Games™, which will distribute $50,000 over two days of competition during the second week of the event, is open for participants to submit inquiries of interest. The 2018 WEQx Games™ will take place during the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Tryon, NC, from September 11-23, 2018.
The Under 25 Jumpers U.S. Open Championship competition of the WEQx Games™ will span two days and offer a $25,000 Under 25 Welcome and a $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix for many of world’s top athletes under the age of 25. The Under 25 division is one of the most prestigious in the world and the Organizing Committee of the WEQx™ Games anticipates a large turnout of competitors for the two-day competition come September.
“Hosting Under 25 competition during the WEQx™ Games will offer an incredible opportunity for the sport’s top riders under the age of 25 to experience a championship level event and atmosphere,” said Mark Bellissimo, CEO of the WEQx Games™ and managing partner of the Tryon Equestrian Partners (TEP). “We felt strongly that an Under 25 competition was essential to the competition outline of the WEQx Games™ and believe it will be one of the strongest Under 25 competitions we see in the North America this year.”
A maximum of 40 entries will be accepted to participate in the Under 25 Jumpers U.S. Open Championships during the WEQx™ Games, a unique and extraordinary opportunity for riders under the age of 25 to compete during the same timeframe as the WEG and experience the excitement and prestige that the iconic event delivers. Both classes will be set at a height between 1.40m-1.45m and will welcome 30 entries from the USEF Under 25 Ranking List, as well as ten qualifying entries from the Under 25 competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) leading up to the WEQx Games™.
TIEC is set to host Under 25 competition during Tryon Summer V (July 11-15) offering a $5,000 Under 25 Welcome Stake on Wednesday, July 11, before hosting a $35,000 Under 25 Grand Prix under the lights in Tryon Stadium on Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Two more weeks of additional Under 25 competition will be available at TIEC during the Tryon Summer Series. The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) will host two $20,000 Under 25 Classics during Summer in the Rockies III (June 20-24) and Summer in the Rockies V (July 4-8). Of the combined three Under 25 opportunities, ten entries will be selected to round out the 50 entries to be accepted for competition during the 2018 WEQx Games™.
Competitors entered for the Under 25 competition of the WEQx Games™ will have the opportunity to
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