In the summer of 2014, Tryon International Equestrian Center brought some major curb appeal to Mill Spring, NC. It debuted as a part of the Tryon Resort, a larger luxury hotel. Perched atop a hill, the hotel site is still under construction, but it’s scheduled to have its grand opening next year. In the meantime, the Tryon International Equestrian Center is already breathing new life into the neighborhood.
The center regularly hosts jumper competitions and other events, and they’re all free and open to the public—even parking is complimentary. So you won’t have to spend any of your hard-earned cash on an afternoon watching some of the best competitors from all over the world show off their talents. Competitions generally last all day, but they’re far from the only thing on the schedule at this sprawling arena.
Some weeks are reserved not for equestrian competitions, but rather for concerts and family events or even charity fundraisers. Families could spend almost all summer at the Tryon International Equestrian Center thanks to its weekly Saturday Night Lights bashes, which run through the end of July. From 6 to 10 p.m. each Saturday night, clans turn out to watch show-jumping competitions, enjoy pony and carousel rides, listen to live music, and even watch magicians perform. You can grab a bite to eat at any of the on-site restaurants, and there are plenty to pick from.
Even if you’re not a fan of the competitions, you can always go on a shopping spree at the Equestrian Center. Walk the paved path between the main George Morris Arena and the other rings, and you’ll encounter a huge variety of shops along the way. Some of them cater to equestrians, but others are simply upscale clothing and jewelry boutiques.
With so much going on at the Tryon International Equestrian Center every day, it’s no wonder that real estate in the area is going quickly. Equestrians are snapping up homes around the center with the promise of daily riding and competitions right in their backyard. Scott Hastings is the expert to turn to if you’re thinking of buying here yourself. He has years of experience helping self-employed equestrian professionals handle their finances—after all, his own wife is one of them. Scott can help you finance your new home so that you still have plenty of time and money to spend on your true love, riding. If you’re wondering about what the surrounding neighborhood has to offer, or have any questions about financing a home here, feel free to contact Scott and see what he can do for you. You can access the Tryon International Equestrian Mortgage Broker page to get more information on getting low rates or qualifying for a home loan in the area.
One of our great friends, a Houston area legal professional, contacted us about this particular equestrian center. He mentioned that he heard it on the local news in Houston which means the center is making national news. Remember, if you continue to wait to purchase in this area, you may miss out on affordable prices and extremely low interest rates. This is something to consider before waiting until the spring or summer of 2017. While there will likely be land and homes available, they could very well be at a much higher price.