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6410
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While NASCAR and ACC basketball keep sports fans in the state occupied today, horse racing in eastern North Carolina during the 1700s and early 1800s was the most exciting sporting event around. Blackburn discusses the history of racing in the state, famous horses, like Sir Archie, and their owners.
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7727
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The horse industry is good for North Carolina's economy, producing annual revenues of over $750 million and creating more than 10,000 jobs. Activities range from rustic trail rides in the Appalachians to elegant events. North Carolina's four steeplechases are the most elegant of all. They are Stoneybrook (Raeford); Block House Races (Tryon); Queens Cup (Mineral Springs); and Brookhill (Clayton). Racing is a small part of the industry. Horseshows are very popular, with state equestrian centers sponsoring them across the state every weekend.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2006, p72, il
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24448
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Tryon has hosted the Block House Steeplechase since 1946 and hosts many events, including parades, hat contests, and multiple horse races. Tryon’s equestrian history goes back to the 1920s, with fox hunting and carriage driving
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 58 Issue 11, April 1991, p27-30, il
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24839
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In June 2015, The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) opened in Polk County. The center covers 1,400 acres, has a 5,00-capacity stadium, 850 permanent stalls, and 10 riding arenas. The owners hope to make the place a destination for high-end horse riders and amateurs alike.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 10 Issue 2, March-April 2016, p50-54, 56, il, por Periodical Website
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29662
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Union County is using its strengths to bring is residents and tourists. With a nod to its agrarian society, Union County promotes its horse farms and equestrian activities as a noted tourism arena for the area. Along with these, symphony, theater, and museums offer attractions as well.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 2, Feb 2008, p32, 34, por
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31088
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The Stoneybrook Steeplechase is a Sandhills tradition attracting thousands of spectators, the world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers. The cross-country steeplechasing race became popular in Stoneybrook when horseback rider Michael G. Walsh established the Carolina Horse Park currently used for equestrian events. The 53rd annual steeplechase is set for April 3, 2004.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 3, Mar 2004, p41, il, por
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33665
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Aside from steeplechases, equestrians of Pinehurst frequently participate in what they refer to as gymkhanas. These are various races and competition, often on horseback; however the horses are often replaced with other barnyard animals for the enjoyment of the crowd.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 6 Issue 27, Dec 1938, p30-31, il
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33664
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One of the most popular attractions in the Sandhills area is the steeplechase races. It is predicted that this coming season (1938) will break records for instate and out of state attendance at the course located halfway between Pinehurst and Pine Needle, NC.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 6 Issue 27, Dec 1938, p27-39, il
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34418
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The 2018 World Equestrian Games will be held on September 11 through 23 in Tryon, North Carolina, and coincide with the first World Equine Expo. The games are the pinnacle of international English-style horseback riding competition and feature eight core disciplines of equestrian sports. The three-week-long event is anticipated to triple Polk County’s population and economy.
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