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Defined as the Olympic Games equivalent for horses is the World Equestrian Games. Cited as the most attended sports event in the state, its projected revenue was 400 million dollars. The thirteen-day event was expected to impact the economies of towns such as Asheville and Hendersonville. Tryon International Equestrian Center’s as its locale can be attributed to its efforts at revitalizing the surrounding job market, in initiatives such as reviving All American Homes of North Carolina, Inc. as US Precision Construction LLC. Choosing North Carolina as its site may be a nod to its reputation for producing thoroughbreds such as Sir Archie, whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Native Dancer.
Tiger World, housing the expected tigers, includes lions, bears, otters, wallabies, and parrots among its animals rescued from places like shut down zoos. The wildlife refuge in Rowan County, welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually, relies on corporate donations and volunteers for daily operation and care of its animals, numbering over 110 and representing 54 species.