July "Saturday Night Lights" Preview

Jun 30, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort’s signature “Saturday Night Lights” (SNL) series can be enjoyed every Saturday through October, boasting FREE family fun and world-class equestrian sport. New themes are in store for July events, so visit Tryon.com often for extra fun activities, special events, and contests! This month you can enjoy a classic car show, plenty of live music from talented artists, the return of American Hobby Horse competition, and more! Learn more below.




Everyone is invited! Whether you are looking for a free, kid-friendly event for some quality family time, a group outing with friends, or the perfect date night, Tryon Resort is for all who love horses, outdoor living and an active lifestyle, and we truly have something for everyone, but especially horse lovers.




FREE parking and admission, live music, street performers and magicians, face painting, pony rides, carousel rides, and more, followed by world-class Grand Prix Show Jumping competition. Yes, FREE and open to the public!


Fair-style concessions and all onsite restaurants are open for dining. For a VIP experience, reserve a table in the Legends Club or Tryon Terrace. Click here for reservations.


Browse The Promenade and discover boutiques, services, apparel and more, and don’t forget to join us for the after-party and karaoke at the Silo Bar.




Plus, each week you have the chance to win a FREE tailgate spot at the Tryon Block House Races on October 5. At each SNL event in July, lucky participants will spin the TIEC prize wheel LIVE on stage for a chance to win a FREE tailgate spot. Sign up at the Information Booth in Legends Plaza each week for your chance to participate!


Sean McDermott and Gilbralfaro (right) take home The Block House win.  Photo credit: Madison Ibach/Tryon Resort.


Hosted every Saturday through October, the front-of-house SNL fun starts at 6pm with concessions, entertainment, and restaurants, followed by the competition kickoff at 8pm! Each week features special events alongside competition. Check out the schedule for July below for our weekly competitions and themes:

July 6:
$134,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*

Featuring: Independence Day Celebration
Live Music from Grand Theft Audio (GTA) Band
Our Nation’s Colors presented by Polk County Veterans
National Anthem by Fred Williams
TIEC Classic Car Cruise-In (5-9pm; Awards 7pm)
Featured Nonprofit: Foothills Humane Society
Tryon Block House Races FREE Tailgate Giveaway: Prize Wheel




July 13:
$72,000 Nutrena® Grand Prix CSI 2*

Featuring: USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships
Live Music from Crocodile Smile Band
National Anthem by Madison Bryant
Featured Nonprofit: Camplify & Hendersonville Community Theatre
Special Performance: Hendersonville Community Theatre
Tryon Block House Races FREE Tailgate Giveaway: Prize Wheel



July 20:
$134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3*

Featuring: Demonstration Day
Live Music from James Radford Band
National Anthem by Sevyn Harold
Featured Nonprofit: Foothills Humane Society and Loaves & Fishes
Tryon Block House Races FREE Tailgate Giveaway: Prize Wheel




July 27:
US Pony Club Championships East Showcase

National Anthem by Amanda Ortenhag
Featured Nonprofit: Tryon Fine Arts Center
Tryon Block House Races FREE Tailgate Giveaway: Prize Wheel


… And more! Visit Tryon.com/allevents each week to see what’s coming up at TIEC.




Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort is located at 4066 Pea Ridge Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756. We are an easy trip from Charlotte or Asheville, NC, Greenville or Spartanburg, SC, or from wherever you’re joining us! Need a place to rest your head? We’ve got onsite lodging available, too!


Want to learn more?

Click here to plan your trip to Tryon Resort and learn more about Saturday Night Lights at TIEC!

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