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FEI World Equestrian Games

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ (FEI WEG), is the major international championship event for the eight core equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting and reining. The 2018 FEI WEG is being held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, and has the potential to be the largest sporting event in North Carolina history with over $400 million dollars of projected economic impact and 500,000 spectators over the 14-day event in September 2018.

Rutherford County, NC sits right on the border of the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and serves as a convenient place to stay, shop and explore when attending equestrian events. Attractions like Chimney Rock State Park, Dirty Dancing Festival, Lake Lure Beach, Ziplining, Kayaking and not to mention 7 small towns each with their own unique story, make Rutherford County a need to see destination for visitors to the area.

An Equestrian Lovers Playground

Looking for something to do after events have ended? Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills offer a variety of activities to satisfy all interests. Want to do some horseback riding of your own? Looking to take an easy drive and explore small town treasures along the way? Looking to sample some local flavor?  All of these activities and more await you.  Click on the items below to make your plans.

Stay and Play in NC before the World Equestrian Games

One of the largest sporting events in the equestrian world is taking place just minutes away from the us here in Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills of Rutherford County, NC. The 2018 FEI...

Things To Do

Horseback Riding

Located just minutes from Tryon International Equestrian Center, opportunities to immerse yourself in equestrian activities abound in Rutherford... Find Out More

Chimney Rock State Park

Downtown Historic Walking Tour

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