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Hounds parade at the 2017 Tryon Block House meet. (Tod Marks photo)

Tryon International Equestrian Center has assured National Steeplechase Association officials that it will redouble its efforts with partner Tryon Riding & Hunt Cup to assure a top-quality race meet at the North Carolina property next spring at the Tryon Block House Steeplechase.

TIEC informed the NSA in early September that it was canceling its inaugural fall race meet, which had been scheduled for Sept 30.

“TIEC officials told us that they had made every effort to prepare for their first fall meet, but they recognized that the many logistical issues would prevent them from putting on a first-class event,” said NSA President Guy J. Torsilieri.

“Rather than stage a race meet that did not meet its standards, TIEC decided to cancel and prepare for next spring’s races. Obviously, we are disappointed for our program and for our horsemen,” Torsilieri said. “But we have to respect TIEC’s decision and support its efforts to build toward another outstanding meet at their lovely new course next spring. TIEC is determined to have a top-quality fall meet, and we will provide all the support that we can toward achieving that goal.”

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