The Tryon World Equestrian Games 2018 (WEG) are to be hosted in North Carolina in the United States. The event will take place on 10-23 September.

The Games had originally been allocated to Bromont in Canada by the FEI – and were due to be held from 12-26 August – but concerns around funding saw the event move south to its current location.

The date of the event was changed following scientific studies commissioned by the FEI, which showed climatic conditions to be “significantly more favourable” in North Carolina in September compared to August “particularly from a horse welfare perspective”.

The World Equestrian Games take place every four years, two years after the summer Olympics, and include eight FEI disciplines: combined driving, dressage, endurance, eventing, para dressage, reining, showjumping, and vaulting.

The first WEG was held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990. Kentucky WEG in 2010 was the first time the event had been held outside of Europe.