Area Horse Show Facilities

Tryon International Equestrian Center

FENCE: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

Harmond Field Equestrian

WNC Agricultural Center

Local Organizations

Blue Ridge Hunter/Jumper Association

Carolina Carriage Club

Foothills Riding Club

Green Creek Hounds

Old Tryon Foot Beagles

River Valley Pony Club

Tryon Hounds

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club

Western Carolina Hunter Pace Series

Other Equestrian Resources

Foothills Equine Directory
The Equestrian Resource Book for the Carolina Foothills. Drop by for your copy.

Our Horses Mean Business Building awareness of the benefits of this area's horse economy.

Tryon Horse Country All the equine news and calendar of what's happening in the area.

Tryon Horse Farms Equestrian Resources

An area rich in equestrian traditions

tryon resort videoTryon is the home of the $100M equestrian resort — Tryon Resort & Tryon International Equestrian Center. This is a 1,400-acre world-class destination which features the newly opened Tryon International Equestrian Center. There are currently five rings with world-class all-weather footing and 500 permanent stables. Still to come are a lighted 6,000-seat outdoor stadium, an additional 500 stables, more riding rings and a covered arena. On-site accommodations will include log cabins, luxurious homes and RV park with lodge. A stunning 150-room hotel is scheduled to open in summer, 2016. For additional information as well as upcoming show calendar, visit

combined training horseThe Tryon Riding & Hunt Club puts on several events every year, best known being the Blockhouse Steeplechase Races in April and the Tryon Horse Show in May. Primary aim of the Club is to promote horsemanship of all kinds in the area, and to that end the TR&HC sponsors many junior events.

The Green Creek Hounds and Tryon Hounds in Polk County, NC have been hunting for years over the miles of rolling, wooded land here, with its post and rail fences and ditches.

Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center, Inc. (FENCE) is the site of the TR&HC Spring Steeplechase and many other equestrian events, and is home to the Carolina Carriage Club. A unique facility, which has miles of wooded hiking and walking trails, FENCE also offers educational programs for area schools as well as adult classes in bird watching, wildflowers and nature subjects.

Currently under construction is the Green Creek Equestrian Park, on almost 100 acres. The eco-friendly equine park will be the future home of the Blockhouse Steeplechase Races and Tryon Riding & Hunt Club's 'A' rated horse shows. This horse facility is expected to attract larger shows to the community.