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If you love horses, have ever loved horses, or have loved ones who do, springtime at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort is more than just a celebration of warming weather after winter. Spring at TIEC is a celebration of the horse, with world-class sport across multiple disciplines to spark delight and inspiration in any horse lover's eye. Spring at TIEC is a celebration of togetherness, friends, and good times. Free and open to the public, TIEC will welcome 33 weeks of competition to the venue beginning in March. Don't miss out on a second of the joy that waits this spring, and join us in celebrating the return of spring - and the return of the horse - to Tryon.

April 4-7: The Fork at TIEC

If you love Eventing or want to be wowed and inspired by the athleticism, teamwork and bravery of horse and rider, The Fork at TIEC is a must-see this spring. This three-day "triathlon" of the equestrian world showcases three phases in one event: Dressage, Cross-Country, and Show Jumping. The Fork at TIEC is a gathering place for some of the world's best eventers, and the highly-anticipated Cross-Country day for 3* competition will occur Saturday, April 6 - perfect for a day out with family, friends and barnmates.

April 13: 73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races

Feel the speed and power of the horse while you enjoy tailgating railside at the gorgeous Green Creek Race Course just minutes from TIEC, and experience the thrill of five Steeplechase races attracting the sport's top horses and jockeys to vie for $135,000 in prize money. Steep yourself in the tradition of the day, with admission by the carload and free entertainment, kids' activities, plus tailgating, hats, and "Go to Heck" pants contests! Early-bird tickets are already on sale, so get your outfits ready and learn more here!

April 18-21: Dressage Returns to TIEC

Delight in the elegance and precision of the sport of Dressage when it returns to TIEC with the Tryon Spring Dressage 1 CDI 3* presented by Adequan®, and enjoy the harmony of these horses and riders as they dance into Tryon Stadium. From Grand Prix to Freestyle performances you won't want to miss, this event is free and open to the public. Make sure to join us!

Saturdays in May: "Saturday Night Lights" Returns!

Featuring free, family-friendly entertainment and world-class equestrian sport, the signature Tryon Resort "Saturday Night Lights" (SNL) series is the perfect way to spend a spring Saturday night. With free admission and parking, you can find free pony and carousel rides, face painting, kids' activities and carnival-style entertainment in the early evening followed by Grand Prix Show Jumping competition at sunset. With plenty of onsite restaurants and concessions options, plus multiple bars and a karaoke after-party at the Silo Bar, SNL has something for everyone to enjoy. Check for details!

May 8-12: Carolina Classic at TIEC

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls at heart! Holler for your favorite horses as the Carolina Classic, TIEC's only spring event featuring a western discipline, returns to the Indoor Arena, with plenty of slides and spins to satisfy any reining fan. You won't want to miss this action-packed event!

Don't Miss It!

There's always something new coming up! Visit to keep up with all that's happening at TIEC this season. You can view our full 2019 competition schedule here, featuring more than 40 competitions over 33 weeks in 2019. See you soon!

About Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort:

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world's ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing Hunter/Jumper, Equitation, Steeplechase, Fox Hunting, Polo, Reining and multidiscipline 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, Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at