Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations and competition venues. The venue provides outstanding facilities for hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing competitions. With onsite shops, dining, entertainment and plans for more, non-equestrian visitors are equally marveled by the Tryon Resort experience. This new facility opened in June 2014 with sanctioned horse shows and initial supporting amenities, and now boasts 12 riding arenas, 1,200 permanent stalls, and a variety of restaurants, shops, and lodging options, plus a sporting clay course and a golf and sports club. Future expansion includes a 180-room resort hotel, condos and apartments, additional mixed-used retail, visitor center, and sports complex.
Tryon International Equestrian Center is a spring, summer and fall haven for eastern and northeastern American equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and family entertainment.
Coupled with TIEC’s Grand Prix competitions is the ever-popular “Saturday Night Lights” event series. From car shows to beer festivals, these action-packed nights are typically built around a theme and feature free entertainment like live bands, face painting, rides on a Venetian carousel and performances by aerial artists, magicians, jugglers and more! Plus, enjoy festival-style treats like cotton candy, popcorn and snow-cones from vendors in addition to dining at one of many restaurants. Bring the whole family; admission, parking and carousel rides are all free! The activities start at 5:00pm with the competition to follow at 7:00pm