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ATA Convention

American Trakehner Association 
2018 Convention

November 8-11, 2018

Tryon Logo

4066 Pea Ridge Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756
(828) 863-1000


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The 2018 Convention will be a casual and down-home, fun reunion for all ATA members at Tryon International Equestrian Center. For those who have been here before, you know what a first-class operation it is! With multiple riding arenas, more than 1,200 permanent stalls, and a variety of restaurants, shops and lodging options all on-site, TIEC is the perfect venue to showcase our Trakehners and have a great time. 

This year we’re going back to our roots and including a “Dinner on the Grounds” with horse demonstrations, good old-fashioned food and fun at the barn, with Member Awards, Horse of the Year Awards, and Merit Awards: recognition for owners, breeders and horses!

We are also once again combining our convention with the Young Horse Show Series. Prize money is available for any horses winning through this series in case anyone would like to participate in YHS classes, and a joint jumping Derby with cash and other prizes will be held on Saturday night! 

Convention Attendance Fees

  • Registration fee: $200
  • Junior member registration fee: $75
  • Partial Registration fees:
    • $40 for Thursday; includes dinner
    • $60 for Friday; includes evening meal. 
    • $60 for Saturday; includes evening meal.  

Convention Registration

Stabling, Clinics and Exhibition/Derbys

Stabling is available at the TIEC rate of $50/day.  Please reserve early so we can keep all the Trakehners together.

ATA Stabling Request Form


(more info will be posted as it becomes available)




Wed 11/7
8:00 am-5 pm
Wed 11/7
  • Board Meeting
 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu 11/8
8:00 am-5 pm

Thu 11/8

  • Board meeting

8 am-12 pm

Thu 11/8

  • Jump chute practice/evening for Stallions, Mares and Riding Horse Performance Test Participants 
  • Welcome dinner

Fri 11/9

  • Mare & Young Horse Inspections
  • Mare and Riding Horse Performance Test
  • Stallion Inspection Phases 1 & 2
  • Awards, Horse Demonstrations & Dinner on the TIEC Grounds with Keynote Speaker: Boyd Martin on “The WEG Experience”

Sat 11/10

  • Membership Meeting
  • Stallion Inspection Phases 3-6 
  • Educational Sessions
  • Dinner at George Morris Arena
  • Jumper Derby 

Sun 11/11

  • Board meeting
8 am - 11:00 am


Convention News

  • Silva Martin will be the convention clinician on November 7 & 8. She will do 8 private lessons/day.  Sign-up Early to Ride or Audit!  NOTE:  Clinic is full and we have started a waitlist.  Signup if you want to be added to waitlist.

  • Members must be registered as current with the ATA by 9/26 if they wish to vote


Special rates for on-site lodging for ATA Convention attendees: $150 per night for 1 bedroom/1 bath cabins with loft double bed and sofabed, by the indoor arena and across the street from the barns; and $99 for a 2-queen motel room at the Stable House Inn, located at the top of the hill before the entrance gate.