Spectator FAQ

How do I get to the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Tryon Resort?

TIEC is located conveniently off of exit 170 on US Highway 74, at 4066 Pea Ridge Rd., Mill Spring, NC 28756. For a map and detailed directions, please click here.

What is the price of admission and do I need tickets?

Ticketing information and reservation packages coming soon.

How do I get to Mill Spring, NC?

By car: TIEC is located directly off of Highway 74. Highway 74 is easily accessed by Interstate 85 or Interstate 26. Click here for driving directions.

Click here for driving directions! 

By air: TIEC is conveniently located an hour from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and within 45-minutes from Greenville-Spartanburg and Asheville Regional Airports.

Is there parking and shuttle service at the venue and how much does it cost?

Parking locations, shuttle information details, and costs coming soon.

Is there parking for people with disabilities?

Information regarding parking coming soon.

Is public transportation available?

Information regarding public transportation availability coming soon.

I’ve never been to a horse show. What should I wear?

Horse shows at Tryon International Equestrian Center are casual outdoor events. We recommend sensible walking shoes so that you are comfortable while exploring the entirety of the show grounds. For hot days, we have abundant seating with shade for watching the competition. Also, if you’ve been to a horse show before, we recommend visiting our Horse Show 101 guide to learn about some of the sights, sounds and fun you’ll experience at TIEC!

I made plans to come, but it’s raining. Should I still come?

All of our events are rain or shine —some of the most exciting jumping competition is in the rain! We only cancel or postpone a competition if the weather is severe to the point of risking the safety of horses or humans. Additionally, most of our rings have covered seating areas where you can watch and stay dry! For major events such as Saturday Night Lights, we will post on Facebook if there are last minute cancellations, postponements, or other changes.

What activities are there for my kids? Is TIEC kid friendly?

Bring the whole family! Kids will enjoy walking the grounds and getting to see hundreds of beautiful horses up close. TIEC is the perfect place to begin your love affair with the equestrian sport! Our Saturday Night Lights events are also great for children and feature activities such as face painting, circus performers, dance contests, t-shirt tosses, free rides on the Venetian carousel and live bands! We offer a variety of kid-friendly dining options and shops as well. For a complete overview of What To Do at TIEC, click here. For more information on Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix events, click here.

Will there be food available for purchase?

In addition to vendor carts, TIEC has multiple on-site restaurants including Roger’s Diner, Legends Grille, Blue Ginger Sushi, Campagna Italian Grille. Our on-site General Store also offers groceries, local and NC-based treats and delicacies, and a huge variety of basic toiletries and home supplies for your convenience. For a complete directory of dining options, hours and menus, click here.

Where can I find off-site lodging options?

More information to come soon. 

Where can I find a list of area activities?

More information regarding area activities will be available shortly.

Other Questions?

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to check the Tryon Resort Competitor FAQ page or  contact us by clicking here. We’ll direct your question to the appropriate person and have someone get back to you as soon as possible!



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