North Carolina is a horse lover’s paradise! Home to some of the Southeast’s premier showcasing events, you can experience the excitement as the world’s top equestrian athletes compete in hunter/jumper, dressage, and eventing disciplines. The Tryon International Equestrian Center is a year-round destination in Hendersonville, NC, that you need to see for yourself! Here’s what you need to know about Tryon International Equestrian Center events.
These Tryon International Equestrian Center events are just the beginning of what you’ll experience here. If you’re looking for more to do and see around Hendersonville, be sure to download our free Western North Carolina Travel Guide! Inside, you’ll find hand-picked lists of all the top places to shop, dine, and go on an adventure. It will help you plan out your perfect trip!
The World Equestrian Games: It Only Happens Every Four Years!
Tryon International Equestrian Center events happen year-round, but September 2018 will bring an especially exciting one. The World Equestrian Games will be held at the famed Tryon International Equestrian Center this September 11-13. The games will feature eight exciting equestrian events that you won’t want to miss! This highly anticipated showcase only occurs once every four years, so be sure to plan your trip to Hendersonville ahead of time!
Fun for the Whole Family
The Tryon International Equestrian Center is not just for horse lovers! Throughout the year, there are countless events during non-competition weeks to entertain visitors of every age. From festivals to shopping and concerts, there’s an event here for everyone. Guests can enjoy incredible food and spectacular views as they tour the facilities. On select Saturday evenings, visitors are also treated to an exciting event, Saturday Night Lights. This recurring event features competitive equestrian show-jumping and live music. Your kids will love partaking in the free carousel rides!
Experience Shopping and Dining for All Tastes
Every week, the 1950s-themed Roger’s Diner at the Tryon Equestrian Center features classic menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During show weeks, you can experience an amazing rotation of all kinds of snacks, drinks, entrees, and desserts from a wide variety of vendors. Feeling a little fancier than a burger and fries? End a busy day at Harvey’s, our on-site restaurant at The Henderson! Just a 30-minute drive away from the Equestrian Center, Harvey’s offers handcrafted cocktails and artfully prepared small plates with European flair.
Be sure to check out the shops at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. With a range of clothing boutiques, tack shop essentials, jewelry, and more, it’s easy and fun to find the perfect gift for someone (or yourself)! There are also several souvenirs featuring the Tryon logo, perfect for memorializing your adventure at the Center. Once you’re back at The Henderson for a good night’s rest, you’ll be surrounded by more Hendersonville shopping spots to explore the next day!
The Tryon International Equestrian Center is just a short commute away from The Henderson, downtown Hendersonville’s only family-owned inn. Our convenient location makes it easy to explore Western North Carolina each day and be back in time for a delicious, gourmet dinner! Our charming guest rooms are the perfect home base for experiencing each year’s Tryon Equestrian Center events. You’ll even get to begin each day of your stay with a complimentary gourmet breakfast!
It’s time to start planning your trip to the World Equestrian Games in Hendersonville, NC! Check our availability today while there’s still time. We look forward to hosting you and your family!
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