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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.

Upcoming Needs:

The Fork at TIEC – April 4-7

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.

Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club – April – October
The Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club is in search of 6-8 volunteers for the upcoming season. You will receive free golf (tee-times) and range balls, food 1/2 off during volunteer shifts, and a staff shirt. For more information and to sign up, please contact Dave Long, GM, Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club,

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!

Saturday Night Lights – May-October

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.

during Saturday Night Lights!
We offer this program so that local nonprofit organizations may gain exposure to the patrons that frequent our Saturday Night Lights events each weekend. You are encouraged to gain interest in your non profit initiatives, including advertising a fundraiser or signing up volunteers.
We provide:
  • 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
You bring:
  • 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.
Our Saturday Night Lights Series begins the first weekend in May and runs through October. The time commitment is 5pm – 8:30pm. Please click the link below to signup so we can ensure that a table is reserved for your group and that you are the only nonprofit that weekend.

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).

73rd Tryon Block House Races – October 5

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!


Helpful Documents:

Volunteer Waiver: click here to sign

Required for all volunteers annually.




Click here to view the TIEC Seven Standards of Service Video


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