Field Trip for Thursday June 30th to Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)

We are fortunate to have Sharon Packer as a member of our club. She is an award winning equestrian photographer and has been named the official photographer for the TIEC. You can see some of her work in the gallery section on the CCoH web-site at more on her website at She has invited us to join her on a trip to the TIEC for a day of photography on Thursday, June 30. The address is 4066 Pea Ridge Rd. Mill Spring, N.C. 28756

Meet at the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Upward Road and I-26 at 8:00 am. Park between the restaurant and the Exxon station. We will car pool 3 or 4 members per car and tips are nice for the driver. Travel South on I-26 to Hwy 74 East and continue to Pea Ridge Road. Exit to the right and find the TIEC on the right.

When entering the center stay to the right, go behind the main arena and park near Legends, the Tack Shop and Rogers Grill.

There is free seating and seats that are in the shade, but water bottles could come in handy. There will be breaks in the action that will allow us to visit the barns for some artistic shots of tack, ribbons and other subjects of interest. Lunch will be on site at the Legends Grille and Restaurant around 12:30 pm.  There is plenty of seating with a menu of soups, sandwiches or salads ranging from $10.00 to $14.00.

There is no set time to return home, so that will depend on your ride or how well you can thumb a ride.   If we have a good turn-out there is another event we can attend on July 13th.

At our June 28th club meeting Sharon will offer some tips on lens selection, shutter speeds, aperture settings and monopods versus tripods. Tripods may not be allowed and there are some restricted areas and safety issues she will address.

Please RSVP to Mike Merrill at [email protected] or (828) 684-9436 so we will have a headcount of who to expect.