Local Equestrian Facilities, Clubs, and Events

Derbyshire is located in the horse country of North Carolina. There are so many resources for equestrians in this area, and this is only a portion of what is available.

In addition to the links below, our top favorite equine resource is Tryon Horse Country. This website contains a calendar of upcoming events, a page about the history of horse country in this area, and many other things that an equestrian who is new to this area would find invaluable. They also send out a weekly newsletter that we recommend that everyone subscribe to if they are considering moving to Western North Carolina.

Eventing Facilities

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Located just a few miles from the Derbyshire entrance, the Tryon International Equestrian Center is a brand new AA show facility.

FENCE – Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

This 380 acre facility hosts A-rated hunter/jumper events, in addition to hosting various community activities and organizations

Harmon Field

46 acre park which hosts multiple smaller horse shows

Fox Hunting

Tryon has two fox hunting clubs, the Tryon Hounds and the Green Creek Hounds.

Trail Riding

Two community trail systems in the area, CETA (Collinsville Equestrian Trail Association) and FETA (Foothills Equestrian Trail Association), connect to Derbyshire’s internal trail system and offer members access to over 160 miles of trails.

Other Equestrian Organizations

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club

Non-profit organization which organizes the Block House Steeplechase, several nationally accredited horse shows and horse trials, and the Any & All Dog Show

Foothills Riding Club

Equestrian club which plans educational and recreational activities such as presentations, clinics, schooling shows and other mounted programs focusing on dressage and combined training

Carolina Carriage Club

Carriage driving club which organizes and hosts several horse driving trials each year

Blue Ridge Hunter Jumper Association

Hunter jumper organization which plans various competitive events for members of all ages

River Valley Pony Club

Local chapter of the United States Pony Club

Western Carolina Hunter Pace Series

Series of competitive horseback rides held at a variety of locations throughout the Western Carolinas

TROT – Therapeutic Riding of Tryon

A riding program teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical and developmental difficulties

PEER – Polk Equine Emergency Rescue

Local emergency rescue organized to promote the acquisition of an equine ambulance along with trained personnel to serve the area’s many horse and riders and effectively address emergency situations

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