Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is the ultimate international destination for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle. As host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, Tryon International Equestrian Center offers first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines in addition to showcasing hunter/jumper, equitation, steeplechase, and multi-discipline events in Mill Spring, NC. 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. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts alike, Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment.
With onsite shops, diverse dining options, plus a robust entertainment calendar, non-equestrian visitors are equally marveled by the Tryon Resort experience. The show venue spanning 1,600 acres boasts 13 competition arenas, 1,400 permanent stalls, and a variety of restaurants, shops, and lodging options, while the Tryon Resort family of brands is completed by a nearby sporting clay course at Cleghorn Gun Club as well as the Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club.
Visitor Attractions – Featured every Saturday evening from May through October is the ever-popular “Saturday Night Lights” event series highlighting Grand Prix equestrian competition. From car shows to beer festivals, these action-packed nights are typically built around a theme and feature free entertainment like live bands, pony rides, face painting, rides on a Venetian carousel and performances by 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 typically start at 6:00pm with the competition to follow at 8:00pm. For more information visit www.Tryon.com/SNL.
Shopping – With stores ranging from top equestrian brands and gorgeous jewelry to clothing boutiques, antique treasures and more, shopping on the Promenade is a delightful way to enjoy an afternoon or Saturday night with friends. All shops are in air-conditioned beautiful vendor cabins located conveniently on the paved pathway in between the Tryon Stadium and smaller competition rings so you can window-shop without missing a minute of the equestrian action. Preview the selection at www.Tryon.com/Shopping.
The General Store – With a focus on items born and bred in the Carolinas, the General Store at Tryon Resort is the perfect place to purchase a deli lunch, sundries for your cabin or a quick snack, from hand-scooped ice cream to coffee, smoothies or gourmet chocolates. Locally-sourced, organic meats, produce and dairy products are also available, as well as a huge selection of craft beer and local wine. Don’t forget to bring a piece of Tryon home with you – we’ve got Tryon Resort apparel and gifts along with locally-crafted gifts. Call 828-863-1432 or visit www.Tryon.com/Dining to learn more.
On-site Lodging – Whether you’re in need of a relaxing getaway or seeking an adventurous Carolina Foothills experience, Tryon Resort’s lodging offers something for every visit or group size. Choose a three or five-bedroom creekside cabin for a relaxing retreat, one-bedroom “tiny house” cabins that sleep up to six, or enjoy a room at the Stable House Inn. RV pads with full hook-ups are also available for rent. For a more intimate escape, Tryon Resort’s Lodge on Lake Lure boasts serene lakeside mountain views, gourmet dining, and everything you need to enjoy a relaxing retreat – without having to sacrifice convenience. View all Tryon Resort lodging at www.Tryon.com/Lodging.
Upcoming Events – There’s always something new and exciting going on at TIEC. From comedy events to horse shows, concerts, trivia night, yoga classes and more, you won’t want to miss a moment. Keep up with all Tryon Resort happenings at www.Tryon.com/AllEvents.