The Local Scoop: Where Tryon Horse People Get WEG Updates

Keep an eye on local news to stay in the know when it comes to WEG traffic and detours. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

If you’re not a resident of the Tryon area, here are three local media outlets we’re following for digestible, up-to-date WEG news. They might smooth out your visit. For certain they’ll offer insights into the horse mecca of the foothills.

  • The Tryon Daily Bulletin. Lately, “The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper” has been providing big traffic and road construction updates — If like me you’ve had your share of TEs from going off-course, take steed heed. You’ll recognize the printed version of the bulletin in the gas stations. It’s 8 1/2 x 11, or a quarter the size of major newspapers. Bonus: Old-fashioned ads and a few spunky (and occasionally scary) stories.

Recent headlines:

NCDOT: Follow Signs, Not Phones

Decker: WEG Will Be Happening

WEG will be a tick-free zone

Polk approves $1 million budget for WEG

Free Community Day set for Sept. 17 at TIEC during WEG

Mobile hospitals set up in Polk County as World Equestrian Games draw near

  • NBC local affiliate WLOS. For months they’ve been rounding out the story of the Games from an editorial standpoint. WLOS broadcasts locally on Channel 13 out of Asheville.

Recent headlines:

Reality Check: Lexington had a successful World Equestrian Games — can Tryon?

On-site final preparations underway ahead of World Equestrian Games

WNC businesses, hotels happy to already be cashing in on World Equestrian Games

Polk County Schools makes adjustments for World Equestrian Games

Ticket sales for Tryon’s World Equestrian Games may be lower than expected

  • This Week in Tryon Daily Horse Country. Our beloved online newsletter of all things horse in the greater Tryon area. It’s a labor of love and includes a comprehensive horse-related calendar, short articles, a featured artwork, and announcements. They have a website but to get the weekly you have to subscribe (free). The online sign-up link wasn’t working on my laptop today so you can always e-mail the editor, Judy Heinrich, at [email protected] See the latest issue here.

See you here. Go Eventing!