The Day of the African Equestrian
A twilight reception celebrating the participation of horses, riders, coaches and supporters from Africa in the 2018 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) will serve as the centerpiece of social activities scheduled during the thirteen days of competition at North Carolinas Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
A delegation representing the African Confederation of Equestrian Sports (ACES) will be honored guests at the gala whose focus celebrates the contributions of Continental and Diasporic Africans to equestrian knowledge, history, sport and tradition.
National Federations governing equestrian sport in twenty (20) African nations are currently members of the FEI and ACES. The FEIs oldest African affiliate is the Egyptian Equestrian Federation, which joined in 1946. The most recent African affiliate is Angolas Federação Angolana de Desporto Equestre, which was accepted into membership in 2014.
Strategically scheduled for Sunday Evening, September 16, at a location proximate to the TIEC, guests will assemble shortly after the awarding of World Championship medals in the WEG's Eventing and Dressage competitions.
With a scheduled break in competition on the following day, the revelry can be expected to last well into the wee hours of Monday, September 17.
Attire: Semiformal or National Costume
Full information is available online at: http://sportsquestinternational.com/DOTAE
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Rutherfordton, NC 28139
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