Columbus, NC – January 13, 2022 – The historic steeplechase of the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, the Tryon Block House Races, is set to host its 74th running on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the Green Creek Race Course in Columbus, NC. Polk County’s largest tailgate event of the year, the family-friendly day of races will feature admission by the carload, a massive Easter egg hunt, music, and more. Tailgate tickets go on sale January 25 at Tryon.com/steeplechase.
In partnership with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) is proud to present the Tryon Block House Races on a fully-irrigated and recently updated course for the highest quality experience for the jockeys and horses alike. The A-rated, 1.16-mile course presents a stunning backdrop for a day of tailgating and horse racing.
Contests will be held for best hats, crazy pants, and tailgate setups, celebrating the traditional attire and festive décor typically seen at steeplechase events. Gates open at 10am and the fun continues all day, with races starting at 1pm and continuing every 30 minutes through five races.
Tailgate spots are available on the rail (assigned) or in the infield (unassigned), with FREE admission for children. Tailgate spots will be sold by vehicle including up to six passengers, with additional passenger tickets available. For more information, visit Tryon.com/steeplechase.
About the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club
Formed in 1925, the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club seeks to enhance and preserve the traditions of the Tryon area by conducting equestrian and philanthropic programs that benefit the entire community. Learn more at www.trhc1925.org.