"Where is Tryon Horse Country?"

Geographically, it is nestled in the Carolina Foothills, in the southern Appalachains. It includes the towns of TryonColumbus, Mill Spring and Saluda north of the Carolina line and LandrumCampobello, Gowansville south of the Carolina line. More than that, Tryon Horse Country is a state of mind. It's foxhunters and hounds  early on a fall morning crossing a misty meadow, it's a carriage trotting down River Road, it's a bustling horse show on almost every weekend at Harmon Field, FENCE, or the Tryon International Equestrian Center it's a meandering trail through dogwoods on the many trail systems or it's a steady stream of trailers, large and small coming and going.  It's our history, starting with Carter Brown, an innkeeper from Michigan who thought Tryon was a good place for horses and horse lovers. 

As it turns out, he was right.

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We  are grateful to all  the photographers who share their photographs with us, but especially
Erik Olsen of Erik Olsen Photography
Mark Lehner of Hoofclix

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Morris, Tryon Horse Country mascot, recently was awarded a historical marker, commemorating the wooden guy's place in local history.
The fire hydrants painted like huntsmen, got a new coat of paint recently. The Happy Huntsman hydrants are one of the charming  horsey accents in downtown Tryon.
Proud host of the 2018 World Equestrian Games at Tryon International Equestrian Center, the country's premier destination for high caliber horse sport.