2018 Tryon Fall Series Presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Set to Begin October 3rd

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:28 PM

2018 Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Showcase Top FEI Competition and include CSI 5* at TIEC 

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – September 20, 2018 – The 2018 Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), one of the most competitive competition series of the fall calendar, will begin on Wednesday, October 3, and continue through Sunday, October 28 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina.


The Tryon International Equestrian Center is set to host four consecutive weeks of FEI competition throughout the 2018 Fall Series.


Throughout the four weeks of FEI competition, TIEC will play host to the highly sought-after “Saturday Night Lights” on Saturday evenings, offering free family entertainment and fun during world renowned Grand Prix jumping competition. Carousel rides, face painting, and an array of live entertainers will surround Legends Plaza during the evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. with competition starting at 7:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Lights” will kick-off on October 6, and continue every Saturday through October 27. Onsite dining at multiple restaurants is also available.


The 2018 Fall Series will boast four “Saturday Night Lights” classes, beginning on October 6th and continuing every Saturday through the end of October.


The 2018 Tryon Fall Series presented by GSP Airport will begin on Wednesday, October 3, featuring CSI 2* jumper opportunities and USEF “AA” rated hunter competition during Tryon Fall II (October 3-7). The week will showcase a FEI $5,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 2*, FEI $5,000 1.40m Speed Stake CSI 2*, $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic, $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 2*, $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*, and the highlight “Saturday Night Lights” $70,000 Ingles Grand Prix CSI 2*. A $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby will also accompany FEI competition for the week. The Developing Jumper Series will run in conjunction with CSI 2* competition throughout the week.

Tryon Fall III (October 10-14) will continue delivering FEI competition, hosting the first CSI 3* of the fall season, along with USEF “AA” rated competition and the addition of the Carolinas’ Challenge Cup. The week will host a $5,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 3*, $5,000 1.40m Speed Stake CSI 3*, $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic, $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*, $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3*, and the second “Saturday Night Lights” of the fall series boasting the $132,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*. The Developing Jumper Series will a run alongside competition throughout the week, along with the Ultimate Air Dogs competition presented by Ingles.

The only FEI CSI 5* of the year at TIEC will be welcomed to the venue during Tryon Fall IV (October 17-21). The week will begin with a $35,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 5* ahead of the $132,000 Welcome Stake CSI 5*. Another $35,000 1.45m Speed Stake CSI 5* will be offered, alongside a $70,000 1.50m Sunday Classic CSI 5*, a $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, and a $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic. The largest Grand Prix of the season, the $384,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, is set to bring top international riders from around the globe to TIEC for the monumental occasion. The week will also offer a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby for hunter competitors traveling to the venue for the Series. The Developing Jumper Series will also run in conjunction with competition throughout the week.


The Tryon Fall IV is set to host the $384,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, the only CSI 5* of the Series.


The final week of the series, Tryon Fall V presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (October 24-28), will feature the final FEI CSI 3* competition of the 2018 calendar year at the venue. During the week, TIEC will host a series of Halloween-themed activities such as trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and a stall decorating contest. This final week of “AA” rated hunter competition and USEF Level 6 jumper classes will accompany the international classes hosted during the week. A $35,000 1.40m Power and Speed CSI 3* will kick-off the week-long competition ahead of a $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*. Another $35,000 1.45m Speed Stake CSI 3* will be offered, as well as a $10,000 1.40m Junior/Amateur Classic, a $5,000 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic, and a $25,000 National Grand Prix. The week will conclude with the final Halloween-themed “Saturday Night Lights” of the season, featuring the $132,000 Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Grand Prix CSI 3*. A $25,000 Hunter Showcase and the The Developing Jumper Series will conclude Fall Series competition.

Along with the four weeks of highly anticipated FEI competition, the Ultimate Air Dogs competition, presented by Ingles will be returning to the facility, as well as the very popular American Hobby Horse Series. The American Hobby Horse Series will run concurrently to the “Saturday Night Lights” schedule beginning on October 6 and conclude with the championships on October 27.

Tables in Legends Club are now available for reservation in three separate package options for interested individuals. Click here to fill out the Legends Club Table Reservation Form, or visit www.Tryon.com for more information.

Beautiful one, three, and five-bedroom cabins, as well as accommodations in The Stable House Inn are available by reservation. Enjoy comfort and convenience during your stay at TIEC & Tryon Resort, as accommodations are only steps away from the stabling and competition arenas. Several large, multi-bedroom houses are also available for reservation for larger groups. Accommodations for the 2018 Tryon Fall Series can be reserved by clicking here. For more information regarding lodging reservations, please contact lodging@tryon.com.


The Lodge on Lake Lure has unparalleled views of the water along with cozy room accommodations and delicious dining options at Treetops Restaurant.


Along with incredible on-site lodging opportunities, The Lodge on Lake Lure, located just 20 minutes away from TIEC, overlooks breathtaking views of the mountains with a cozy atmosphere. The Treetops Restaurant located at The Lodge on Lake Lure offers delicious farm-to-table meals prepared by the incredible Chef Philippe, with panoramic views of the lake. For more information on how to book your stay or restaurant reservation at The Lodge on Lake Lure, visit Lakelure.coth.com or call (828) 625-2789.

The Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club boasts an incredible 18-hole George Cobb designed course nestled in the rolling hills of Western North Carolina located just five minutes from TIEC, and serves as a great opportunity for guests looking to take a break from competition. With the newest addition of Mulligans at Tryon Resort, an American style grille located in the Pro Shop, golfers and members are sure to enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner. For more information on the Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club, click here.

Along with the golfing opportunities, the Cleghorn Gun Club boasts a sporting clays course that was designed and outfitted by nationally-renowned sporting clay course designers, Rick Hemingway and Heyward Cunningham. The course consists of 15 stations with four traps per station allowing for a two course (Blue and Gold) layout with target trajectories strategically positioned for every shooter level. The design and layout of the course has beautifully incorporated the topographic character and natural flow of the surrounding land, also located five minutes from TIEC. For more information on the Cleghorn Gun Club, click here.




Click here to reserve stabling for the 2018 Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg Airport!

For more information on Tryon International Equestrian Center, please visit www.Tryon.com.

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