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while in the area to see

The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games


Come join us in the mountains this summer for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC ! Dates: Sep 11, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018. Over 70 nations will be represented.  This is the equivalent of the Olympics for horses.   This will be the largest sporting event in the USA this year and the fourth largest in the world.


The World Equestrian Games occur once every 4 years falling on the off years between the Olympics.  Live and taped coverage will be available on NBC.  Day and week passes are now available with individual event tickets coming soon.  In addition, general admission tickets to the grounds including restaurants,  exhibition rings and vendor outlets will be available for every day for $20. For more information you can go to Tryon2018.


Tryon Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC is finishing up all of their new construction for the games.  By September, they are scheduled to have 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and resaurants on property as well as a village of tiny houses.   They will also have as many as 16 arenas for competition and exhibition.  Some of these will seat from 2000-17,000 spectators!


While you are in the area for the games, be sure to drop by the gem mine for some relaxation and fun.  What better combination than horse riding and gem mining!   We hope to see you in September.  Get your tickets early and make a plan to come thru Hendersonville or Pisgah Forest to see us on your way to Tryon.  Come in and show us your Equestrian pride and we will give you $5 off any 4 gallon or larger mining bucket!  We hope to see you at the sluice soon! Happy riding!

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FEI World Equestrian Games