The latest weather forecast from the National Weather Service, which has an onsite weather station at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, shows heavy rain starting on Saturday evening (Sept. 16) through Sunday. As a result, it is planned to move the final show jumping phase for eventing to Monday, Sept. 17 starting time to be confirmed).
Saturday’s cross-country remains unaffected and will start at 11 a.m. as planned, but the interval between horses will be reduced from four to three minutes. The cross-country distance is unchanged at 5,700 meters, but there are modifications to two fences (23A and 24B).
Saturday’s individual reining final will be brought forward to 3 p.m.
Depending on further official weather updates, it is the intention to reschedule Sunday’s dressage freestyle to Monday. The dressage horse inspection for the 15 horses qualified for the freestyle will remain unchanged at 8 a.m. Sept. 15.
Starting times for the dressage freestyle, eventing horse inspection and eventing show jumping will be confirmed as soon as possible.