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.