Forty-four Appalachian members in 25 cars met for a drive to the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
This was another of our practice runs for a Treffen Asheville tour, and we followed the same procedure we'll use in September, including breaking into two groups, each with a lead and sweep car. The 55-mile route included a portion of twisting, scenic Route 176. The sunny weather inspired those with soft tops to drop them and those of us without to turn up the air-conditioning. There is no admission charge at the Equestrian Center, which is worth a visit to watch the riders practice or compete, visit the boutiques, or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants. Do check their Website before you go; they sometimes host large events.