Tryon’s Historic Block House Steeplechase set to run next month

Published 3:20 pm Monday, March 21, 2022

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The 74th annual running of Tryon’s Block House Steeplechase, sponsored by the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club and hosted by the Tryon International Equestrian Center, will be held on April 16, 2022. 

The Block House Races are one of the oldest horse races in the United States. It attracts fans to a fun-filled day of steeplechase races, tailgate parties, and fancy hats and pants contests.

“This is a decades-long tradition for the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club,” says Club Executive Director Leigh Borreson. “It’s an amazing community event that offers something for every member of the family.  It’s a great time to get together outdoors and enjoy the activities. ”

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In addition to the excitement of the actual steeplechase races, this year will also feature in-field activities including a giant Easter Egg hunt, pony rides, face painting, a magician, corn hole, cotton candy and many other fun activities for children and adults. 

Spectators can also browse in-field vendor kiosks selling food and other items. 

Tickets are now on sale at: For more information, please call  (828) 351-9709 or email


Submitted by Leigh Borreson