The Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC is a 1,400-acre facility which opened in 2014. It is already regarded as one of the premier equestrian centers in the world. TIEC hosts 42 weeks of competition per year in 12 riding arenas with 1,200 permanent stalls, a covered arena, and a three-star evening course.
Supporting amenities include 10 restaurants, four onsite lodging options, fitness center, General store, coffee shop, and two tack stores. It is a Spring, Summer, and Fall haven for Eastern and Northeastern American as well as International competitors and enthusiasts and has been selected as the home of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ ("WEG"). The FEI World Equestrian Games™ will take place at TIEC September 11 through 23, 2018.
The Tryon International Equestrian Center is a venue that is completely year round. Amongst other events, the competitor's race around the lake in the steeplechase equestrian track competition. The Millhouse is a timber frame structure with a service road for travel and a porch by the lake that overlooks the new steeplechase track. It assists in catering to the VIP attendants in the viewing of the race.
Tryon International Equestrian Center is the world’s premier Equestrian Lifestyle Destination showcasing some of the top riders in the Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Eventing disciplines. Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has quickly become an international hub for many of the world’s top equestrian athletes. They welcome guests 365 days a year to watch, dine, shop, and experience one of the premier riding facilities in the world built for the love of horses and their sport. These guests gather together at the beautiful Welcome Center.
Often, Hearthstone Inc. will get asked to meet unusual deadlines to accommodate the customer's needs. Recently, Tryon Equestrian Center called us to complete a Timber Frame entryway into a new arena they were constructing. They had a tight time frame for completion. Ultimately, Tryon needed a miracle. Their new arena was set to open within a week, and they needed the timber on the job site and erected before the arena opened. Never one to back down from a challenge, Hearthstone rolled up their sleeves, and we got to work.
Steve Hall, Vice President of Design and Marketing explains: “First, we sent a team to collect field measurements the day after we got the call, and then they called in and where given measurements over the phone to our Project Design Manager, David Smith. David modeled the timbers and had the preliminary plans ready to go back to Tryon before the team got back from the job site. The following day we adjusted the plans and sent those back for final approval.”
Once approval was in hand, we spent the third-day manufacturing, packing and preparing the timber to ship. We loaded and sent the material to the job site the next day. A marathon day of hard work the following day, and we were able to make the deadline and finish the job the day before the arena was set to be opened.