By Dasha Morgan- National Steeplechase Association President Guy J. Torsilieri supported the decision of Tryon officials to reschedule the races.
“Tryon International Equestrian Center is to be commended for making a difficult but ultimately wise decision to reschedule this year’s races,” he said. “Safety is the number-one priority for the NSA, and Tryon has acted in the best interests of the sport.
All tickets for the April steeplechase events, including the pre-race kickoff are transferable to the October 5 date or will be honored for the spring 2020 races.
By making the decision now, Tryon has provided sufficient notice so our horsemen can adjust their schedules accordingly.” Tryon will make additional enhancements, including the installation of a permanent irrigation system, between now and October to assure the course will ride at a premier level this fall and for future events.
“In preparation for the October event, in addition to the enhancements that already have been made, we will continue cultivating the racing surface with superior turf management,” said Sharon Decker, chief operating officer of Tryon Equestrian Partners.
Starting Soon: the 2019 Competition Year and the Welcome Series
Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort welcomes competitors back for the venue for the 2019 Tryon Welcome Series, featuring a six-week series, and kicking off 33 weeks of competition. The Tryon Welcome Series runs Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, April 28, and will highlight hunter, jumper, and equitation competition with many prizes.
New to the 2019 Tryon Welcome Series calendar, Tryon Welcome 1 and Tryon Welcome 2 include upgraded USEF “A” Hunter ratings and will host Level 3 Jumper competition.