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2017 Carolina Field Hunter Trials

The 2017 Carolina Field Hunter Trials held at the Green Creek Hounds' Kennels were a great success.  18 horse/rider combinations from Tryon Hounds, Green Creek Hounds, Four Winds Foxhounds, and Live Oak Hounds were qualified for the 2017 Field Hunter Championships to be held November 18, 2017 at Tryon International Equestrian Center.

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the event:

GOLD 
Horseware Ireland
The Farm House
Black Petticoat
Green River Farm
Dex Industries
Tryon Builders
Martha Hall – EMO
Hare & Hound Pub
Lucas Equine
Mountain Property Group
Ken Feagin Truck and Trailer
Bonnie & Chuck Lingerfelt
Becky Barnes & Rick Webel

SILVER 
Steve Loheac Horse Transport
Mr. & Mrs. Neil Howard

Special thanks to Todd Stott of STOTT FENCING for donating course building, materials and helping to set course.

Click here for complete results.

Click here for photos of the Hunter Trials taken by Monica Stevenson.

Ready, Set, Go!

The following paperwork must to be sent to Roberta McKinney, Tryon Hounds Honorary Secretary, BEFORE the first day of hunting.

  1. Tryon Hounds release. Please initial each of the first 3 pages and sign and date the 4th page.
  2. Greenspace release (there also is a link to Greenspace of Fairview Medical Release for minors riding without a parent)
  3. NPA release
  4. Copies of both NC and SC hunting licenses.
  5. Copies of negative coggins for all horses you plan on hunting this year.
  6. All juniors must have both parents read; sign and fill out all three releases!

ROBERTA MCKINNEY
20 Sandwich Lane
Campobello, SC 29322

Home # (864) 457-5497
Cell # (864) 580-9457 |

November 13, 2016 - Inaugural Festival of the Hunt a Big Success

Team Tryon takes home 3rd place!

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Kat Page and Ollie finish third in the TIEC Field Hunter Championship sponsored by Adequan.

Anita Crouse riding for Green Creek Hounds and Palm Beach Hounds took top honors on her fabulous horse Rickie.

Congratulations to John Stanley from Four Winds Hunt for Reserve Championship.

And, congratulations to our members that participated in the Inaugural Festival of the Hunt.

Special thanks to Carolyn Cadier who brilliantly executed Roger Smith's vision of promoting foxhunting by creating a week long celebration of one of the oldest sports. We also want to thank the judges Snowden Clarke, Tom Cadier, Linden Wiesman Ryan, and Roger Smith and the Staff of the Tryon International Equestrian Committee for all the hard work in making the event a huge success.

October 28, 2016 - Another Successful Hunter Pace!

We hosted 115 riders and made over $4000 for our beloved hounds.

The big winners were: First place In the Field Hunter division: Marcia Headrick and Richard Neel and Erin Fletcher and Forrest Samuels in the Trail Riders division. Taking top honors for the Tryon Hounds member with the best time was Carolyn and Tom Cadier in the Field Hunters division and Becky Barnes and Beverly Ozmon in the Trail Riders division.

The Pace Event would not have been successful without leadership of our wonderful co-chairs Master Louise Hughston and Nelson Minnick and the help of 15 volunteers: Michael Axelrod, Tom and Joleen Eizember, Skip Leck, Bonnie Lingerfelt, Milton Mann, Morgan Clemetson, Dean McKinney, Reed McNutt, Wes Moore, Anne Pierce, Paula Stathakis, Jim Sumrell, Don West, and Pam Minnick. THANK YOU! And, thank you to the Hare and Hound for helping to round out the menu with the delicious potato salad.

With the generous help of our volunteers and the Event Timer, Joey Cabiness', amusing quips for each team as they prepared to leave for the trail, a fun day was had by all!

September 23, 2016 - Host a Hunt Breakfast!

The Hunt Breakfast is the social fabric of our club. It brings our members together for fabulous food, flowing spirits and lively conversations and many laughs!

Please contact Ivey Sumrell Social Chairman 704-516-6518 cell or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your hunt breakfast

Hunt Breakfast Schedule for 2016-17

Please review the calendar below of open dates in red and let us know if you are willing to help host a breakfast. Please keep groups small (3 - 4 couples) so that we can filled the social season with many fun events.

October

  • 1 Meadows of Campbell Creek Frederick's Field Hosted by Julie and Dave Frederick at Frederick's Field
  • 8 Jackson Grove Hosted by Bonnie & Chuck Lingerfelt and Caroline & Wade Young at the Lingerfelts
  • 15 Greenspace of Fairview at Born Free Hosted by Trish Griffin, Roberta & Dean McKinney and Barbara & Bill Mills at the Mills
  • 22 Thanksgiving Hill Hosted by Jenny & Alan Taylor, Jane & Mark Eden and Roberta & Mike Axelrod, Nelson Minnick and Ken Feagin at the Thanksgiving Hill Farm
  • 29 Long Shadows Farm Hosted by Becky Barnes & Rick Webel and Martha Hall at Barnes/Webel

November

  • 5 Vic Russell - OPEN
  • 9 (Wednesday) Iron Bridge - Carolina Field Hunter Championship - Tryon Hounds Hosted hunt breakfast in the field for competitors and TH members only
  • 12 No breakfast - Carolina Field Hunter Championship Finals at TIEC
  • 19 Greenspace of Fairview at Great Oaks - OPEN
  • 26 Long Shadows - Hosted by Carolyn & Tom Cadier, Rohan & Reed McNutt, Paula & George Stathakis, Patty Otto and Roy Gibson at the Cadiers

December

  • 3 Gowensville at Cothran's Field - OPEN
  • 10 Jackson Grove - OPEN
  • 17 Christmas Party - No hunt breakfast
  • 24 Christmas Eve - Pitch-in in the field
  • 31 New Year's Eve - Pitch-in the field

January

  • 7 Greenspace of Fairview at Born Free - OPEN
  • 14 Thanksgiving Hill - OPEN
  • 21 Tyger Ranch - Pitch-in in the field
  • 28 Long Shadows - OPEN

February

  • 4 Tyger Ranch - Pitch-in in the field
  • 11 Greenspace of Fairview Grain Bins - OPEN
  • 18 Vick Russell - OPEN
  • 25 Long Shadows - OPEN

March

  • 4 Greenspace of Fairview Grain Bins - hosted by Janet & Stu Cummings and Peter Shanahan at the Club house

September 22, 2016 - Thanks to Our Generous 90th Anniversary Soiree Sponsors

We kicked off our historic season in grand style and we raised over $18,000 for our beloved hounds!

Thanks to our generous 90th Anniversary Soiree Sponsors & Committee

90th Anniversary Sponsors

  • Hunter Derby Sponsor: EMO & Martha Hall
  • Platinum Fox: Becky Barnes & Rick Webel, Remax Realty/ Bonnie Lingerfelt and Roberta & Dean McKinney
  • Silver Fox: Trish Griffin, Lingerfelt Landscaping, Lisa & Guy Spriggs, Ivey & Jim Sumrell, and Limozen & Nelson Minnick
  • Blue Fox: Biltmore Restorative Medicine, Beverly & Nat Ozmon, Larry Wassong and Peter Shanahan
  • Red Fox: Upstate Oral & Maxillofacial, Heidi Mendez, Karen & John White, Cindy & John Boyle and Rebecca & Steve Hedges
  • Banner Sponsors: Thann Boyum, Fairview Designs, Lydia & John Kolbas, Tryon Builders, Camp Highlander, St. Luke's Hospital and Pro Therapy 90th

Anniversary Soiree Committe

Becky Barnes, Ivey Sumrell, Sylvia Younger, Michael Pelkey, Pam Minnick, Heidi Mendez, Paula Stathakis, Jenny Taylor and Jim Sumrell

And most special thanks to Lewis Pack for always supporting the Tryon Hounds!

August 22, 2016 - Time for Riding Members to get Paperwork in Order!

Dear Tryon Hounds Members:

This is going to be a historic year! We are welcoming our new Huntsman Beth Blackwell who has seventeen years under her belt as staff, and we are celebrating 90 years of foxhunting! That is quite an accomplishment for our organization!

Cubbing is right around the corner and Sept 10th will be here before you know it! Therefore I am requesting that all Riding Members start now getting your paperwork organized for me as I need it BEFORE YOU CAN MOUNT YOUR HORSE IN THE FIELD.

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August 17, 2016 - Ground breaking for new barn!

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The Tryon Hounds broke ground on the new barn this week. Pictured are members of the Tryon Hounds Board of Directors, Masters and members of the Building and Grounds Committee. L to R - Janet Cummings Susan Lundahl Haldeman Jenny Taylor Christine Wilmanns Dean McKinney Jim Sumrell Louise Hughston Reed McNutt Bonnie Lingerfelt Peter Shanahan Rebecca Barnes Roy Gibson Wes Moore Martha Hall Jim Andersen Ivey Sumrell Donald V. West

August 16, 2016 - Tryon Hounds Names Beth Blackwell Huntsman

The Tryon Hounds has named Beth Blackwell as our new Huntsman as the hunt club starts its 90th season of riding to the hounds. Beth was previously the Huntsman at the De La Brooke Foxhounds in Maryland.

Beth began her career in mounted foxhunting after spending many years as a professional hunter/jumper rider and trainer.

"I was convinced by the Master of Cedar Way Bassets, Herb Schneider, whom I had been 'basseting' with, to go on a foxhunt in rural Alabama. I have spent the seventeen years since as staff for both mounted and foot packs of foxhounds and basset hounds", commented Blackwell .

"Herb passed away in 2004 and I inherited the Cedar Way Bassets and a horn. I have hunted hounds as either a visitor or resident in eleven states and served as both honorary and professional whipper-in for five packs and hunted foxhounds professionally at Tennessee Valley and De La Brooke Foxhounds", added Blackwell.

Beth will be hunting a pack of Bassets on foot as well as the Tryon Hounds American Foxhounds pack. And, will take over the day to day duties of managing the Tryon Hounds hunting activities.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone as accomplished as Beth join us as the Huntsman for our hunt", said Joint Master Bonnie Lingerfelt. "She will bring many years of experience to our hunt as we start this most historic year celebrating 90 years of riding to the hounds".

Beth will be moving into the Huntsman's House on September 1st and the cubbing season will begin on September 10th.