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Top Equestrian Communities in the Country … and Why Tryon Is Included (or Should Be)

Horse lovers who value the luxury and freedom of an equestrian lifestyle trade the stress of urban life for the tranquility found in the Blue Ridge Mountain paradise at Tryon Equestrian Farms. Bring your growing herd to this 1,000-acre community, which still has five-acre-plus home sites available.

Few, if any, equestrian communities are comparable to the unspoiled nature and open spaces of this gorgeous mountain retreat. At Tryon Equestrian Farms, like-minded neighbors share your lifestyle and values, while your lot size ensures privacy, pastures and a pristine skyline in the clear, clean air.

Tryon Equestrian Farms

What Are Comparable Equestrian Residential Communities?

Although miles of mountain riding trails surrounded by national forests are available in some equestrian communities, none are neighbors to the world-renowned Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). The exclusive destination for horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and active families makes it one of the many reasons Tryon should be included in every top listing. Others include:

  • Wolf Creek Ranch in Utah, where you could only dream of the weather pattern known as the “thermal belt” found in the southern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Laguna Woods in California, with its high-end retirement amenities, but which experiences drought and water constraints and isn’t as amenable to growing families

  • Wellington Equestrian Estate Homes in Florida, which lack the cohesive guidelines for home, hearth and barn building found at Tryon Equestrian Farms

  • Hudson Valley equestrian communities, which may be close-knit, but are spread out over a range of municipalities and riding trails

  • Throughout Italy, Spain and France, where equestrian living consists primarily of large estates offering temporary quarters

Photo credit via Facebook: WEC - Wellington Equestrian Center

During the worldwide pandemic shutdowns in 2020, most equestrian communities shut down as well. At Tryon Equestrian Farms, however, families continued to share in their dream lifestyles while still being able to closely follow pandemic rules and guidelines. In fact, in 2022, North Carolina was ranked the third safest state to live in during the COVID-19 crisis.

What’s So Special About Tryon, NC?

Downtown adorable Tryon, NC

In addition to being a short 10-minute drive from TIEC, the nearby unincorporated community of Mill Spring accommodates your basic needs for groceries and big-box shopping, while still offering plenty of local shops, culture, art and music. Nearby, you’ll also find:

  • Lake Lure’s array of recreational activities, such as golf and water skiing

  • Saluda, which provides plenty of opportunities for white water rafting and tubing adventures

  • The historic mountain town of Hendersonville, which offers charm and friendly family activities

  • Charlotte and its big city amenities, are just a 1.5-hour drive away

  • Ashville’s art scene and restaurants, are well worth the 30-minute drive

  • Ashville airport, an easy 20-minute drive, or Greenville/Spartanburg airport, just an hour away

In Tryon, find lodging and camping, golf and tennis, swimming, a gun club and a growing number of restaurants, all available for you and your guests. TIEC’s highly acclaimed Saturday Night Lights provide evening extravaganzas of family fun. And you won’t want to miss the spectacular American Hobby Horse demonstrations and competitions at TIEC.

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Find It All in Tryon

Development sites at Tryon Equestrian Farms are proactively planned to safeguard the aesthetics and peacefulness of the picturesque vistas. There’s even a community space with a hitchin’ post and water trough built into the master plan. It’s just minutes from the epicenter of horse-riding culture at TIEC, with:

  • Year-round, multi-discipline events for adults and children

  • A 280,000-square-foot indoor complex

  • Multiple arenas, barns, stalls, tack rooms and rings

  • The four-star level cross-country course

No other equestrian community comes close to gathering so many features perfectly aligned for horses and horse lovers in the expansive open spaces beneath the serene Blue Ridge Mountains. Find your own paradise at Tryon Equestrian Farms.

Photo credit: Kim Rodstien via Facebook


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