Tryon Begins Phased Reopening with Spring & Summer Series

2020. Events Tryon Begins with Phased Reopening TIEC
Spring 6 & Summer Series to be Hosted Without Spectators
Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 14, 2020 – In full compliance with local, state and federal mandates, Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will reopen with limited operations on May 27, 2020. Horse show competitions will open for competitors, their families and staff only beginning with the Tryon Spring 6 competition June 3-7. Onsite lodging, shopping and carry-out-only food service will resume on May 27. TIEC has implemented stringent guidelines to alleviate the potential impact of COVID-19 and the remaining 2020 schedule will follow in accordance with government reopening protocol. All onsite guests are required to wear cloth masks and practice social distancing. These protocols will be strictly enforced.
Horse Shows Closed to the Public
To ensure that the reintroduction of horse shows is smooth, efficient, and most importantly, safe for all involved, TIEC horse shows are closed to the public until further notice, and only competitors, their families and staff are permitted at this time. Saturday Night Lights is cancelled through the end of summer and hopefully will resume for the fall competition series. That decision will be dependent upon state requirements. Please continue to visit our website at and follow our Facebook page for updates on when competitions will reopen to the public.
Live Streaming Available For All Competitions
While public spectating of horse show competitions is not permitted during this limited operations phase, online spectating of all competitions at TIEC will be available via live stream. Schedules, prize lists, daily live stream links, class lists, and orders of go can be found at
Tryon Resort Amenities
Tryon Resort’s Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club is currently open for golf activities, with the pool and onsite restaurant poised to reopen to members, Tryon Resort lodging guests and competitors on June 6. The Cleghorn Gun Club is also open for clay pigeon shooting sessions.
Tryon Resort Restaurants
Roger’s Diner and Pony Express Deli will be open for carry-out and curbside pickup only beginning May 27. Online ordering is available by visiting or by calling 828-863-1113. Additional restaurants including Blue Ginger Sushi, Campagna Italian Cuisine and Legends Grille will be reopening this season, as well, according to NC state regulations.
The General Store
The General Store will also be open for groceries, farmers market meats and produce, coffee, and ice cream. Hand sanitizing will be required as you enter and limitations will be made on the number of people to enter at any one time.
Tryon Resort Shopping & Vendors
Dover Saddlery and the Tryon Resort boutique vendors will be open for shopping. Social distancing will be enforced. For hours of operation and the complete list of Tryon Resort shops, please visit Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each vendor cabin entrance. Retail operations will follow North Carolina state protocols.
“We are committed to providing a safe and fun experience for all visitors as operations slowly resume following the COVID-19 restrictions, and look forward to seeing our competitors again soon. We are hopeful for more public access this year. Those decisions will be made based on North Carolina state regulations,” said Sharon Decker, President of Tryon Equestrian Partners, Carolinas Operations.
Source: Press release from TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photo: © ESP / TIEC