WHAT: More than 50 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) athletes of all ages and abilities will compete in various events in the 2022 SONC Equestrian Tournament Oct. 7-9. For the first time, the SONC Equestrian Tournament will be held at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.
WHEN: COMPETITION SCHEDULE:
|Friday, Oct. 7|
|1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Divisioning (Preliminaries)|
|7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.||Opening Ceremony – Tryon Stadium|
|Saturday, Oct. 8|
|8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Showmanship, Trails, Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Competition and Awards – Indoor Arena|
|3 p.m. – 5 p.m.||MedFest Health Screenings – International Pavilion|
|Sunday, Oct. 9|
|8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Dressage and Equitation Competition and Awards – Indoor Arena|
WHERE: Tryon International Equestrian Center – Venue Map
25 International Blvd., Mill Spring, NC 28756
Admission for spectators to the SONC Equestrian Tournament is free. Volunteer registration is still open for individuals of all experience levels.
Athletes competing in the 2022 SONC Equestrian Tournament represent the following counties: Alamance, Durham, Forsyth, Henderson, Johnston, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Wake.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.