Pre-Order Book Sales to Benefit Brooke USA
TRYON, NC, USA – August 28, 2018 – Brooke USA, sister charity of Brooke, the Official Charity of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), has announced that bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe, will be present at the Games as one of numerous programming components courtesy of Brooke USA to be highlighted at the World Equine Expo™, hosted September 11-23 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
Monroe will make guest appearances to read excerpts from her newest novel, „The Summer Guests,“ which will be published by Simon and Schuster in early 2019. The sneak peek readings will take place on September 14 at 10:00 a.m. and September 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the EQUUS Theater. Monroe will also speak about the inspiration for „The Summer Guests,“ set in the Tryon, North Carolina and Wellington, Florida equestrian communities and the power of story to connect people and the animal world. Her richly-textured books delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and parallels between the land and life.
Monroe will make appearances at the EQUUS Theater September 14 at 10:00 a.m. and September 15 at 11:00 a.m. to preview her newest novel.
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Monroe’s novels have achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Todayand the Southern Independent Book Alliance. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers‘ Choice Awards; the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Most recently, Monroe was named by the South Carolina Academy of Authors as a member of the Literary Hall of Fame.
A passionate conservationist, Monroe uses her novels and her celebrity to bring public awareness to the plight of the world’s endangered, undervalued, and sometimes obscure creatures. This commitment has drawn her most recently to the plight of working equines in the developing world and the work being done by Brooke USA to ease the suffering of these animals. Katherine Bellissimo, Chief Marketing Officer of Tryon International Equestrian Center and Brooke USA board member, contributed the forward in support of this effort.
Pre-orders of „The Summer Guests“ will be available during WEG and as a gift. Purchasers will receive the first three chapters of „The Summer Guests,“ and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Brooke USA. Monroe will also be available after her presentation for autographs.
Tickets to the World Equine Expo™ are included with any WEG competition ticket, and can also be purchased separately at www.Tryon2018.com
The mission of Brooke USA is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Working primarily through Brooke, Brooke USA funds scientifically proven, practical, sustainable and culturally relevant solutions to enormous equine welfare challenges.
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ABOUT THE TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal.
Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.Tryon.com.
ABOUT THE FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES™
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the summer Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
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The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organised outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.
The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.