Tryon International Equestrian Center to Open Facility for Equine Evacuees in Projected Path of Hurricane Irma
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MILL SPRING, North Carolina, Sept. 5, 2017–Tryon International Equestrian Center will open the huge permanent show grounds to horses and riders in the projected path of Hurricane Irma that has strengthened to a category 5, the highest level.
Four hundred stalls will be available for evacuees at TIEC at a discounted rate and will be offered for reservation on a first come, first serve basis, the management of the venue announced Monday, four to five days before Irma is projected to impact South Florida.
Tryon is about 270 miles/435km from the coast of the Carolina, well away from the area that could be impacted by the hurricane.
The Tryon venue is scheduled to host a dressage World Cup event next week.
Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc. is helping coordinate commercial shipments to the Carolinas region from South Florida.
On-site lodging will also be offered at a discounted rate for hurricane evacuees. Recreational vehicle spaces will also be available for reservation. On-site dining and supplies are available through The General Store and a variety of restaurants on property will be open throughout the duration of the week.
Shavings, hay, and feed are available for purchase on property through the Stabling office.
To reserve stalls at TIEC, call 828-863-1005.
To reserve on-site lodging, call 828-863-1001 or book online at www.tryon.com.
To coordinate commercial horse shipment and transportation, contact Johnson Horse Transportation at 610-488-7220.
For more information on Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), please contact www.tryon.com.