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Official Statement from Tryon Resort Covid-19

Update March 14, 2020

In a continued effort to keep a safe and healthy place for our guests and team, we are making additional adjustments to our 2020 schedule. In alignment with the USEF 30-day guidelines, we are canceling equestrian competitions beginning March 14, 2020 to include the TIEC Welcome Series.

The Tryon Resort restaurants and lodging operations will remain open to the public with the ongoing addition of proactive and extra-rigorous sanitation practices. 

Additional changes to the equestrian competition schedule within the 30-day window include cancellation of:

  • The Fork at TIEC Eventing competition on April 2-6
  • The Tryon Block House Races Pre-Race Party on April 10 and Steeplechase on April 11
  • The Carolina Classic at TIEC Reining competition on May 6-10, scheduled for the indoor arena, is also being cancelled as an extra precaution

Layover stalls and onsite lodging are available by contacting lodging@tryon.com or stabling@tryon.com or by calling 828.863.1015.

Decisions about future competitions and events will be made as new information becomes available. Please visit our website for the latest updates related to our venue: https://bit.ly/39OiSup

March 13, 2020

Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center are committed to providing the ultimate equestrian lifestyle destination by first and foremost creating a safe, fun experience for our guests and team. 

With that intention in mind, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are getting regular updates from experts in the field as well as consulting with peers through our professional networks and organizations. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of all Tryon Resort guests and employees. 

In response to the guidelines provided by NC Governor Roy Cooper, Tryon Resort’s March 14th events featuring The Cat in the Hat, Touch A Truck, and Community Yard Sale and the March 21st Viking Dash are cancelled. At this time, all other events on the calendar for this year are still planned to proceed as scheduled. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed. We will communicate any additional cancellations as decisions are made.

Tryon Resort restaurants are open! We take cleanliness and hygiene seriously, with rigorous sanitation practices throughout the year. We always implement stringent sanitation of our facility and are proactively implementing additional measures, including:

·      Adding additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the property

·      Sanitizing throughout the property on a daily basis

·      Disinfecting commonly touched surfaces multiple times throughout the day

·      Posting educational materials on CDC guidelines and hygiene procedures at entryways, host areas and throughout all Tryon Resort properties

·      Increased training and reinforcement for our rigorous sanitation standards

·      Adjusting food and beverage service in accordance with current food safety recommendations

Furthermore, we strongly encourage all guests to review the CDC’s website for prevention tips and signs of symptoms before visiting. By working together, we can help prevent the spread of germs and provide a safe experience for everyone visiting Tryon Resort. For our equestrian guests, please visit USEF’s website for resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).


We deeply appreciate everyone’s understanding and commitment to keeping our world healthy and safe. We welcome you to visit our restaurants and horse shows. But, we respectfully ask that if you are sick, please stay home. We will look forward to seeing you again soon. 

About Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has quickly become an international hub for many of the world’s top equestrian athletes. We welcomes guests 365 days a year to watch, dine, shop, and experience one of the premier riding facilities in the world built for the love of horses and our sport.