The local equestrian community began with the help of Carter Brown, who organized the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club and the first Blockhouse Steeplechase in the 1940s.
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Stroll down Trade Street and enjoy the shops and restaurants. Catch a movie at the tiny Tryon Theater or a performance at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Take a drive through the architecturally rich neighborhoods of Gillette Woods and Godshaw Hill; through the horse estates on Hunting Country Road; or along the Pacolet River Scenic Byway (Hwy 176). Have a picnic at Harmon Field and peruse the nearby antique stores. There’s a lot to fill your days in Tryon!
Our local event calendar today is filled with equestrian events – including the spring running of the Steeplechase, and nearly year-round horse shows at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center.