Diner grub. Sushi and rice noodles. Steak and seafood. You might not think of this food and drink as the type of concessions offered during horse shows, but that’s only if you have yet to visit the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, NC.
Don’t worry if you haven’t checked it out yet—the center really just opened for business in the summer of 2014. In fact, the larger resort that surrounds it isn’t even completed yet. The Equestrian Center is just part of a much bigger blueprint, which includes a luxury resort and hotel. The hotel is slated to open in 2017, but for the time being, the equestrian arena is already drawing crowds.
That’s because it offers so much to do, and not just for avid equestrians. The center is home to a huge roster of restaurants, including Roger’s Diner, which gives off a ‘50s vibe, and Blue Ginger Sushi & Noodles, which transforms local ingredients and seafood into authentic Asian fare. You can even dig into lobster fettuccine or horseradish-encrusted wild salmon at Legends Grille. With a full slate of boutiques and shops scattered along the path between the George Morris Arena and the rest of the center, you can do your shopping at the TIEC, too.
Still, the main event here is really the horse-centered competition. There’s a new jumper competition to watch almost every single day, and admission is free to the public. In fact, parking is free, too. During weeks when there aren’t any competitions on the schedule, the TIEC hosts concerts, fundraising events, and local bashes that are typically open to everyone.
So if you’ve been thinking about buying a home in Mill Spring, NC, there’s really no better time than right now. That’s where Scott Hastings comes in. As the husband to a professional equestrian, he understands the challenges that can come along with financing a home when you’re self-employed in this business. That’s why Scott will work closely with customers to come up with a financial plan that works for them, whether they’re equestrians looking to set up shop near the TIEC or simply people who want to be right in the thick of the local cultural scene. If you’re interested in buying a home near the TIEC—and many people are right now—get in touch with Scott to learn more about how he can help.