Steeped in a rich horse history, the Tryon namesake has been at the forefront of the south east equestrian movement for decades. Nestled in the thermal belt along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, Tryon is long sought-after by people looking to embrace mild temperatures and beautiful landscapes throughout the year.
The Tryon area, often described as “4 towns, 2 states, and one community”, is located along the North and South Carolina borders and is comprised of the towns of Tryon, Columbus, and Saluda, NC, as well as the city of Landrum, SC.
The area is home to an impressive art community, with galleries and a fine arts center, as well as numerous local musicians. There are also a plethora of antique shops. You may ride your horse along the miles of protected equestrian trails, enjoy becoming a member of various hunt clubs, tee up at several local golf courses, indulge at a vineyard, go for a mountain hike, and enjoy spectacular waterfalls, shop, dine and don’t forget to visit the Tryon Fine Arts Center that hosts an annual International Film Festival each year.
The crowning jewel of the area is that of Tryon Resort. Home to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) which has become an international hub for the world’s top equestrian athletes. TIEC is open to 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 the equestrian sport.
The mix of locals, equestrians, artists and retirees has created a vibrant, active community. Know as “The Friendliest Town in the South,” Tryon has welcomed guests from far and wide since 1885.