Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) and Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) are pleased to announce that they have formed a partnership to manage and produce the 71st running of the Tryon Block House Races, the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club.

Under the newly-penned agreement, the Steeplechase will be held on April 15, 2017 – and in the future on the third Saturday in April. This year’s race will have a total purse of $150,000 – the highest in the history of the event – and will move from the race’s most recent venue, the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) where it has taken place since 1988, to a new one-mile track on 115 acres of land managed by TIEC, located at 6881 N.C. Highway 9 in Columbus, N.C.

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Event Information

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Where: *New Venue*
6881 South NC Highway 9
Columbus, NC

Purchase Tickets:

Click here to purchase tickets for the 2017 Tryon Block House Races – the Historic Steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club.

Ticket options include:
Tailgating Spaces
VIP Hospitality Tent
Finish Line Tents

Schedule of Events:

Steeplechase Parking and Event Map:


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