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2019 Tryon Block House Races Canceled; Races to Resume in April

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The 2019 Tryon Block House Races, scheduled for October 5 and hosted by Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in conjunction with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC), has been canceled due to course-development delays and will return to its traditional spring date on April 11, 2020. TIEC has made a significant investment to create a state-of-the-art steeplechase course at the Green Creek Race Course in Columbus, NC. While significant progress has been made on the course, TIEC canceled the event in the interest of horse welfare and to ensure that the track is utilized in its most ideal condition. TIEC acted in consultation with the National Steeplechase Association, which sanctions the Tryon Block House Races.

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Ticket Sales Announced for 73rd Tryon Block House Races Returning April 13, 2019

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The 73rd Annual Tryon Block House Races are set for Saturday, April 13, 2019. For decades, founding organization Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) produced this action-packed, equestrian competition, drawing thousands of spectators to the largest tailgate party in Polk County, NC. Beginning in 2017, TR&HC entrusted the races and their management to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and they are now being held for the third year at its recently-renovated, A-rated course in Columbus, NC, just minutes from Tryon Resort. Tailgating spots and VIP hospitality tickets for the 2019 Tryon Block House Races will go on sale to the public January 15 at www.Tryon.com/tickets.

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