Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort is one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations. With on-site shops, dining, entertainment, and plans for more, non-equestrian visitors are equally marveled by the Tryon Resort experience. This world-class facility opened in June 2014 with sanctioned horse shows and initial supporting amenities including 10 riding arenas, 850 permanent stalls, a covered riding facility, and fitness center.
Saturday Night Lights
From carnival-style entertainment to Carolina-inspired festivals, TIEC is western North Carolina’s hub for premier family-friendly entertainment. On Grand Prix competition nights, attendees can enjoy TIEC’s “Saturday Night Lights” featuring free activities like face painting, airbrush tattoos, busker performances, live bands and rides on a hand-painted Venetian carousel. TIEC admission and parking area also free. In addition to the on-site restaurants, “Saturday Night Lights” attendees can buy carnival treats from vendor carts like lemonade, popcorn, cotton candy, wood-fired pizza, and roasted corn.
Food and restaurant options are as varied and bountiful at TIEC as the entertainment. Choose between Roger’s Diner, a 50’s-inspired diner serving up burgers, shakes, salads, breakfast all day and more, or Legends Grille providing a first-class dining experience without the hassle of a strict dress code. Dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients and presented with casual elegance.
Get your sushi fix at Blue Ginger Sushi & Noodles where the freshest seafood and ingredients are delicately handcrafted into edible works of art. Mane St. Coffee serves fresh-brewed Larry’s Coffee beverages and a variety of delicious pastries and baked goods. The Siesta Cantina offers quick, made-to-order Mexican favorites. Stay tuned for a new Italian restaurant opening soon.
Offsite dining is available at the Lodge on Lake Lure’s Tree Tops Restaurant. All restaurants are open year-round.
Whether you’ve been riding for years or you’re getting ready to take your first lesson, Tryon Tack has a variety of affordable, quality equestrian apparel for in and out of the show ring. For the visitor and TIEC fan, Tryon Tack has a fun assortment of Tryon logo apparel, sun hats, water bottles, gifts, accessories, and Breyer horses.
For sundries, visit The General Store offering a fine selection of organic meats and produce from local farms, plus grocery items from canned goods to cleaning supplies. Or grab a fresh coffee, gourmet chocolates or a hand-scooped ice cream treat.
Whether you are coming to compete or coming for a getaway, TIEC has several lodging options to meet your needs including 100 RV spaces, the 50-room Stable House Inn, 40 one-bedroom cottages, 15 riverside cabins, and vacation rental homes. Or, stay at our sister site, The Lodge on Lake Lure and enjoy a serene lakeside getaway.
Tryon Resort offers semi-public memberships to two of its off-site amenities. The Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club at Tryon Resort features a George Cobb design and newly renovated pool with basketball, tennis, shuffleboard and more. The Gun Club at Tryon Resort offers a first-class clay pigeon shooting course. Both clubs are within a 10-minute drive of TIEC.
The 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.
For More Information on Tryon International Equestrian Center
Call 828-863-1000 or visit www.tryon.com.