Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tryon International Equestrian Center violates animal waste disposal regulations

Citizen-times.com - Full Article

Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen Times Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 15, 2019

MILL SPRING – Fresh from paying a $64,000 fine for water quality violations earlier this year, the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Polk County has been cited for more violations, this time for improper disposal of animal waste.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Resources Division issued the TIEC a notice of violation of its animal waste disposal permit on March 6. Inspectors found that manure was being spread on saturated fields and during rain events during a Feb. 21 visit to the site.

The DEQ found five violations at the TIEC, run by managing partner Mark Bellissimo. The 1,600-acre facility with arenas, stables, restaurants and shops is a world-class horseback riding, training and exhibition center that hosted the World Equestrian Games last September with more than 400,000 spectators and 800 athletes and their horses from around the globe...

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