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Partner with Tryon Riding and Hunt Club

Together with Tryon Equestrian Partners, we are committed to preserving this special event that has been a part of our rich heritage for over seven decades.



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  • When is the event?
    Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Where is the event held?
    The steeplechase is held just minutes from TIEC at the Green Creek Race Course.
  • When do tickets go on sale?
    Tickets are on sale now. Secure yours here.
  • When do gates open?
    Gates open at 10am. Please have your tickets ready when you arrive either on your phone or printed. There is no re-entry to the event.
  • What time are the races?
    The first race is at 1:30pm, and every 35 minutes thereafter. There are five races.
  • What time does the event end?
    The event is estimated to end around 3:30pm/4pm, but it will end after the last race.
  • Green, Blue and Yellow Tailgate Entrance
    6881 S. NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722
  • Orange, Purple and Pink Tailgate Entrance
    650 Floyd Blackwell Road, Tryon, NC
  • Is there a General Admission ticket?
    Yes! You can purchase a GA parking ticket and it gives you access for up to 6 people. There is a GA viewing area in the blue section that you can walk to and watch the race. If you would like a tailgate spot however we recommend you purchase a rail or non rail ticket.
  • Are non-rail spaces individually numbered?
    They are not. If you buy a non-rail spot in any color the spots are first come first serve. Only spots along the rail are specifically numbered.
  • What does my parking space purchase include?
    A tailgating space ticket includes one 12×20’ parking space and admission for up to 6 people in the vehicle. Additional passenger passes can be purchased.
  • How many people can I bring in my vehicle?
    Your tailgating ticket includes access for up to 6 passengers in your vehicle. Additional passenger tickets can be purchased or you can buy a GA car pass for 6 more guests and they can walk up and join you at your tailgate.
  • Does my car count as an oversized vehicle?
    Any vehicles exceeding 20′ in length, 7′ in height, and 12′ in width will be counted as an oversized vehicle. All vehicles with a non-oversized ticket that arrive exceeding these measurements will be relocated to the oversize parking area and incur the difference in price.
  • I am interested in Handicapped Parking. Where should I select a space?
    The Yellow section is designated for Handicap Access and handicap restrooms will be located there. Since the Tryon Block House Races are in a field with driving accessibility, you are welcome to choose a space closest to where you would like to be.
  • Are there shuttles running on site?
    Yes, we will have some shuttles running along the main road to help get you to the various areas of the course and to and from the Kids Zone, Vendor Row and Beer Garden.
  • Is there any entertainment, live music or kids’ activities?
    Yes! From 11:00am to 1:00pm, a Kids Zone will open with great children's activities and there is also shopping and food available in this area.
  • What cannot be brought to the Tryon Block House Races?
    Pets Open Flames Grills Large sound systems Tents larger than 10×10’ Glass containers ATVs, Golf Carts or other motorized vehicles Generators Weapons of Any Kind
  • Can I bring my own pop-up tent?
    Yes! You can bring up to a 10×10’ tent. For the safety of the horses and guests, all tents must be installed weighted and staked properly and will be subject to inspection. If they are unstable, you will be asked to take it down. All spaces on the rail must place their tents behind the vehicle or at least fifteen feet from the rail.
  • Can I re-enter the property once I leave?
    No, there is absolutely no re-admission to The Tryon Block House Races once you leave.
  • Can I be dropped off for the races?
    No, we do not sell individual tickets and each vehicle entering the property must have a ticket to gain access.
  • Can I buy food or drink at the event?
    Yes, we will have food vendors on site as well as a beer garden. We do recommend that you bring food, especially if you have specific dietary restrictions.
  • What is your refund policy?
    The races will run rain or shine. There are no refunds for purchases.
  • I did not see my tickets in my email. How do I receive them and what do I need to do once I receive them?
    Tickets are attached as a pdf file to your confirmation email with your receipt. If you did not receive this email or have any further questions, please email This ticket will need to be printed out in order to display on the dash of your car.
  • I am media and want to cover the event. How do I request access?
    Please fill out this media credential form for EACH person who wishes to attend as Media. Questions? Contact
  • Have other questions?
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