2019 Kickoff Volunteer Orientations: Saturday, March 15th, 9am – 10am and Monday, April 1st, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.
In preparation for the 2019 calendar year, TIEC invites you to participate in an annual Volunteer Orientation. This is a one-hour interactive training which will include: video, powerpoint, and handbook instruction. All volunteers will receive an official name badge. This orientation is designed to educate the volunteer about the Tryon International Equestrian Center, our Volunteer Policy, and the 2019 event calendar. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or a “newbie,” this training is sure to give you all the information that you need to participate in events on property.
The Fork at TIEC welcomes the sport of eventing back to Tryon on April 4-7, 2019, offering competitors a chance to compete utilizing fields of play designed for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Cross-Country course. The Fork at TIEC will include FEI CIC 4*, CIC 3*, and CIC 2* short-format competitions and Horse Trials at Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified, Preliminary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
The Carolina Classic at TIEC – May 9-12
Reining returns to TIEC in May after a successful debut at the venue in 2018. Numerous levels of reining competition will delight any fan of western disciplines. Hosted in the Indoor Arena at TIEC, the Carolina Classic is a don’t-miss event this year!
The ultimate Tryon tradition – “Saturday Night Lights” (SNL) – features free family fun coupled with world-class equestrian sport creating a favorite community event all season long.
- A table, chairs, and tablecloth
- Reserved section in the stands for your organization to sit together during the Grand Prix Horse Show.
- Reserved parking
- Logo on the jumbotron
- Inclusion in our weekly events newsletter
- Marketing materials and ability to sell items for fundraisers: girl scout cookies, Kiwanis brooms, “can” drive for local churches, coat drive, backpack drive for schools, etc…
- Volunteers to help us for the evening. We request 6-8 volunteers to sign up to be Greeters each Saturday night that you set up a table. Please click here for the online signup. Each volunteer will need to create and account and signup as a greeter.
USPC Championships East – July 24-28
The USPC Championships East returns to TIEC for its third appearance at the venue, continuing Tryon Resort’s strong relationship with the United States Pony Club and celebrating multidisciplinary competition and horsemanship July 24-28, 2019. Members compete as part of a team and are judged on riding abilities, as well as horse management skills, in seven disciplines: Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Games, Polocrosse, Tetrathlon, and Quiz (non-riding, knowledge based competition).
This historic event celebrates the stunning display of power and speed that is steeplechase with tailgating, hat and “go to heck” pants contests, plus five races and a total purse of $135,000 up for grabs, all for an unforgettable day.
Young Horse Show Series Finals – November 7-10
The Young Horse Show Series is designed to provide sport horse breeders as well as owners, trainers and riders of all disciplines an affordable show venue to introduce and evaluate their young horses to the show environment and “put on necessary mileage” with appropriate and special classes suitable to the proper development of young horses. It is also intended to create a sales environment where numerous young horses are in a single location and their talents displayed in front of a buying audience.
Winterfest – Saturdays in December
Celebrating the season with festive events, lights, and music, TIEC’s Winterfest tradition is hosted Saturdays in December and includes Breakfast with Santa, Story time with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating and more!
Volunteer Waiver: click here to sign
Required for all volunteers annually.
Volunteer Portal User Guide:
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Volunteer Support Program:
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