Saturday Night Lights at TIEC
Activities: 6pm | Grand Prix Competition: 8pm
Carousel Hours: Fri 4-9pm • Sat 1-9pm • Sun 1-5pm
When should I come?
The family activities begin at 6:00pm. Our on-site restaurants are open during Saturday Night Lights, so make an evening of it and plan for dinner as well! Shops and services will be open for your perusal along Vendor Row, concessions will be readily available along with all your favorite beverages.
What sort of activities are there?
Every week there will be face-painting, performers, free rides on the venetian carousel and a live band – there is fun in store for guests of all ages! Check out Tryon.com/allevents to see what’s happening next!
What’s available to eat?
We have a number of delicious on-site restaurants ready for you to enjoy on Saturday Night, whether you’re in the mood for casual fare or fine dining—to see their listings and menus, click here. You can grab concession treats, drinks, ice cream, cotton candy and other treats to enjoy while walking around the grounds or while watching competition from the stands.
What shops are open?
A number of the equestrian show vendors in the cabins adjacent to the main ring are open during Saturday Night Lights, offering clothing, jewelry and much more.
What kind of competition is it?
A typical Saturday Night Lights features a Grand Prix show jumping event where expert riders from all over the world guide horses around a course and over jumps almost 5 feet high, which is nearly the same level as at the Olympics! Riders that make it around the course successfully will return for the jump-off, a high stakes shortened course that determines who wins first place and the largest share of the prize money— sometimes over $100,000! For more information about show jumping, visit our Horse Show 101 page.
Where do I sit?
For competitions, all stadium seating is first-come first-served, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house! Also, The Legends Grille porch overlooks competition from the covered terrace, with great views of the ring and delicious food. For more information, call 828-863-1122.
What if it rains?
All 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. We will post on Facebook if there are last minute cancellations, postponements, or other changes.
For a Saturday Night Lights highlight video, click here. This is one of our favorite events to host at Tryon. We hope to see you under the lights soon!