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It’s the ultimate weekend for all who love horses, hosted by Tryon International in Mill Spring. For the weekend of October 11 to 13, 2024, enjoy a two-night stay for

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It’s the ultimate weekend for all who love horses, hosted by Tryon International in Mill Spring. For the weekend of October 11 to 13, 2024, enjoy a two-night stay for

Horse Lover’s Getaway for Two at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort

It’s the ultimate weekend for all who love horses, hosted by Tryon International in Mill Spring. For the weekend of October 11 to 13, 2024, enjoy a two-night stay for you and a friend in a cozy one-bedroom cabin. Start your weekend by checking out the shopping opportunities, horse show happenings, live music, and delicious food. Saturday afternoon, enjoy a guided one-hour trail ride through 1,600 acres in the Blue Ridge foothills, complete with a post-ride wine tasting at the neighboring Overmountain Vineyards. As part of the Saturday Night Lights fun, you’ll have VIP table for two at the $120,000 Grand Prix in Tryon Stadium. Enjoy Oktoberfest live music, food, and merriment, too! A 100-dollar Tryon dining gift card is included.


Tryon International is the ultimate destination for all who love horses, outdoor living, and an active lifestyle. We offer first-class facilities for equestrian events of all levels and disciplines, located in the Blue Ridge foothills of Mill Spring, NC. Diverse on-site restaurants, a variety of shops, relaxing lodging getaways, family entertainment, and more make Tryon International an ideal destination any time of year. Admission to Tryon International is FREE, with select events ticketed throughout the year.

Fall at Tryon International is extra special. Saturday Night Lights, hosted May through October, welcomes the best of the best in the show jumping circuit — including numerous Olympians — to the bright lights of Tryon Stadium where participants soar over massive obstacles in a dash for huge prize purses. Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge, with stunning fall colors and cool evening temperatures, the foothills come to life in the fall.

There is so much to enjoy beyond the horse show ring: More than a dozen on-site boutiques, services, and amenities line the vendor promenade at Tryon International, as well as eight restaurants and bars to suit any taste. The center also welcomes more than 100 live music acts each year, and most shows are completely free to attend. Tryon International amenities include rental cabins and an RV park, hotel accommodations, fitness center, trail ride program, golf and sports club, clay shooting club, pool, and much more.

View our digital visitor guide and plan your next trip here.


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This story was published on May 16, 2024

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