Tales of Tryon explores local equestrian history

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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The Tryon History Museum has scheduled a presentation at the Tryon Depot on Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.


This month’s talk will be about equestrian history as it pertains to the area around and about Tryon. The special presenters are: Libbie Johnson, a horsewoman and collector of memorabilia about times past; and Gerald Pack one of the remaining horsemen who participated in many past events and training of horses from the 60’s until the present. Both presenters have interesting details to share with attendees. Among a description of equestrian terminology, speakers will discuss the important events that took place near Tryon such as the 100 Mile Endurance competition, the unique horse trails from the past before I-26 was built and properties once owned by famous people. Many well-known celebrities visited Tryon over the last 50 years and many have left interesting stories about their time here. Find out who they were and how their influence was felt.

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This “Tales of Tryon” event will be held at the Tryon Depot with a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by a 1 hour talk beginning at 5:00 p.m., including photos and artifacts from each speaker relating to the equestrian history of our area. The general public is invited to the talk sponsored by the Tryon History Museum and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.


Submitted by Christine Mariotti