67th Annual Block House Steeplechase
Address:289 South Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782
April 20th, 2013
The event that ushers in spring with picnics, sundresses, elegant hats, tailgating, family & friend reunions, and the sounds & sights of thoroughbreds thundering past striving for a win. The Block House is the longest running steeplechase in the state of North Carolina occurring continuously since 1947. Crowds of 18,000 to 20,000 attend the Block House Races annually. The National Steeplechase Association sanctions four of the races with total purses reaching $65,000. An amateur division showcasing local jockeys takes place after the Block House Cup feature race. The day also showcases a varied, equestrian learning experience from Carolina Carriage Club and Paso Fino demonstrations to the Old Tryon Foot Beagles and Hounds. Sponsored by the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club this race is always the highlight of a year full of great equestrian events on the club's calendar. Guests at Rumbling Bald Resort should plan for a 30 minute drive to the Steeplechase. Tickets are available online or by mail; please contact the club dates, hours and additional information.