Good news for fans of equestrian sport! NBC Sports Group has received exclusive U.S. media rights to air the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, which will be held Sept. 11-23, 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
The Olympic Channel will air more than 50 hours of coverage from WEG, with NBC and NBCSN showing 15 hours of live coverage. All coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage on the Olympic Channel will also be streamed on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
“Our vision is to broaden the reach of equestrian sport to an audience of horse enthusiasts around the country, and we appreciate NBC Sports Group’s partnership as we deliver the most televised equestrian sports coverage in history,” Mark Bellissimo, founder and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center, said.
“The 2014 Games in France attracted a cumulative global broadcast audience of 350 million, so this partnership with NBC will be an important factor in boosting numbers for Tryon 2018.”
An anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses, and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries are expected to attend WEG. Tickets have already been sold to people from all 50 U.S. states and 31 countries. WEG is projected to be the highest-attended sporting event in the U.S. in 2018.
Start planning your watch parties now, Horse Nation!