Steeplechase Races are a jewel in the community

Published 12:30 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022

On behalf of the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club, I would like to encourage our community to attend the 74th running of Tryon’s Historic Block House Steeplechase! We are thrilled to be back up and running on the state-of-the-art Green Creek Course. 


This year especially, both partners of the Block House Steeplechase, TR&C and Tryon International Equestrian Center, have dug in hard to put on a memorable event. This year’s race day will see a return of some old traditions as well as the addition of new. Be sure to visit the morning in-field activity area (a tram is available to help you get around!).  There will be fun and games for all including pony and carriage rides, magicians, face-painters, cartoonists, balloonists, vendors, a beer garden, as well as Tryon’s greatest-ever Easter Egg Hunt!

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While the Block House Steeplechase has changed venues three times since its inception, the one thing that hasn’t changed is that it remains Tryon’s steeplechase. And that is something to be proud of, embrace and support.  


As I have counted, there are 27 National Steeplechase Association sanctioned tracks in the United States.  We are lucky enough to have one of them in our own backyard. 


For decades, it has been a mainstay on the Tryon spring social calendar. We’re trying to rejuvenate its image and create a truly memorable fun experience for the entire family that everyone will forward to, not only next year, but throughout future generations.  Our hope is that this new track will endure the test of time allowing this event to flourish and be passed down as a family tradition––something not to miss!  


It is our community’s own unique crown jewel. It is a treasure that needs nurturing and worth preserving. 


See you at the races!




Angie Millon

Tryon, NC