FEI World Equestrian Games and Tryon International Equestrian Center will be on the board the No. 41 Ford driven by Ben Rhodes for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Bristol and Canada.
"It's an honor to be able to represent the FEI World Equestrian Games at Bristol Motor Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. It's an event of monumental-size, and the largest sporting event in North Carolina's history," Rhodes said.
"For me, that makes it all the more fun to represent them on the racetrack. Knowing so many support this event, and so many are involved across the globe in the World Equestrian Games, it's going to be fun to share that with the racing world, starting this weekend."
The Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina (in the Blue Ridge Mountains), is located an hour and a half from Charlotte, and will be the upcoming site for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (think Olympics of the equestrian world). In addition to hosting the FEI World Equestrian Games in September, 2018, the Tryon International Equestrian Center is a global hub for many of the world's top equestrian athletes, welcoming guests 365 days a year. Featuring lodging, dining and views, the facility also hosts concerts, festivals and other events throughout the year, in addition to the FEI World Equestrian Games.
The FEI World Equestrian Games, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining eight equestrian World Championship caliber events. Spanning 13 days (September 11-23, 2018), the FEI World Equestrian Games return to the United States for the second time in eight years, with an anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries expected.
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