Columbus, NC – April 30, 2021 – Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) race organizers of the Tryon Block House Races – the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club – have reopened ticket sales for the 2021 event set for Saturday, June 5 at the Green Creek Race Track in Columbus, NC. Tickets for tailgate spaces can be purchased online at Tryon.com/Steeplechase
. Walk-ins and same-day tickets will be sold on the day of the event at the Gate 2 located at 6881 S. NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722.
The 73rd running of the steeplechase was postponed from its April 2021 date until June due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19 and to allow for recovery time from the pandemic. With restrictions on outdoor event capacities easing, organizers are releasing additional tailgate spaces to accommodate more attendees at this historic steeplechase.
To enhance attendee safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, vehicles will be spaced to allow for social distancing between groups. Ticket holders must also agree that they are attending by their own will and understand the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public place where people are present.
Existing Ticket Holders
Tickets from the cancelled 2019 and 2020 steeplechases are still valid and will be accepted at the 2021 event. Existing non-VIP ticket holders do not need to take further action to change their tickets. Organizers will send all existing ticket holders an updated 2021 pass to show for admission to the June 5 event.
To further reduce groups, the VIP tent and tables will be removed and current VIP ticket holders can apply their ticket value toward premier rail spaces or any other ticket option. VIP ticket holders can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 828-863-1002 to reassign their tickets to a new space or multiple spaces. Organizers will also be actively contacting existing VIP ticket holders to discuss reassignments.
New for 2021: Live Stream
For people who are hesitant to attend public events, race organizers through the support of the National Steeplechase Association will provide free live streaming so fans can watch the race from the comfort of their home.
About the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club
Formed in 1925, the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club seeks to enhance and preserve the traditions of the Tryon area by conducting equestrian and philanthropic programs that benefit the entire community. Learn more at www.trhc1925.org.