Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tryon International Equestrian Center (Part One)

I spent 7/2/14 packing, riding, and getting myself and Ms. Poppy ready for our 7.5 hour drive to horse show in Tryon, NC.  After checking my list multiple times Mini Nugget (my horse show loving chihuahua), Poppy, and I left at about 5:45am 7/3/14.

My rig

A friend of mine whose daughter shows with my trainer rode up with me so I didn't have to drive alone.

It was a fairly uneventful trip there and we arrived just after 2pm.  I spent the rest of the day unloading and bathing Poppy.  They had a lovely Welcome dinner overlooking the Grand Prix Arena that I went to the first night.

Mini Nugget loves horse show dinners

First off the facility is fabulous.  It is very much under construction but when it is done it will be first class.  The footing was the same rubber fluff they had in the new Grand Prix arena at HITS.  The stalls  are permanent with rubber matts and the barns are first class.

They are still building more rings including an FEI ring and a grass ring.  There are spectator walk ways between each ring with shade, picnic tables, high top chairs, and fans blowing cold air.  Top notch all the way.  

Next I will fill you in on how we did at the show!


  1. Wow, it's beautiful!

  2. Oh my gosh - heaven & paradise all rolled into one! I'm glad that the trip went well & that you had a co-pilot to chat to.
    Looking forward to next update and hearing all about the adventures in the rings

  3. Wow I want to be there! Looks amazing :)