Tryon Resort to Begin Phased Reopening

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.

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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 here.

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.

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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 here or by calling +1 (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.

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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, click here. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each vendor cabin entrance.  Retail operations will follow North Carolina state protocols.

“We are committed to having 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.

To read Tryon Resort’s full reopening plan, click here.

About Tryon Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing Hunter/Jumper, Equitation, Steeplechase, Polo, and multi-discipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. To learn more about TIEC, click here.