Upcoming Events

All Tryon Hounds Social Events are for Tryon Hounds Members and invited Guests.

Social events complement foxhunting through the season, which begins with informal cubbing in September. Breakfasts and tail-gates are traditional after hunts, as stirrup cups are before. Saturday hunt breakfasts are either hosted by members at the clubhouse or in their homes. Sometimes there are "pitch-ins" to which riders and non-riders contribute to a bountiful buffet at the clubhouse. There are several annual fundraisers and events throughout the year.

Tryon Hounds Horse Show is an annual fundraiser, which is held in the late spring, early summer or fall.

Tryon Hounds Hunter Pace Events test skill and judgment of riders and horses over typical hunting country which is ridden at a “hunting pace” (or hilltopping pace, if preferred) established by the Hunt Staff. Competition is open to non-members, as well as members.

The Puppy Auction is a fund raiser which allows subscribers and guests to bid on unentered puppies in order to win the honor of naming a hound.

The Hunt Ball is the grand event of the season. Attire is formal and festivities include dining, dancing and a silent auction.

Presentation of Hunt Colors is usually presented by the Masters at the Opening Hunt on Thanksgiving Day, and at the Hunt Ball.

Blessing of the Hounds On Thanksgiving Day, the beginning of the formal hunting season, the hounds are blessed by a member of the local clergy, which is followed by prayer and distribution of St. Hubert’s medals.

November 14 - November 17 | Festival of the Hunt

TIEC
FESTIVAL OF THE HUNT
NOVEMBER 14 - 17, 2018

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED AND DETAILED SCHEDULE.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 Tryon Hounds (judged hunting day*)

Thursday, Nov. 15 Green Creek Hounds (judged hunting day*)

*All competitors who placed in last year's competition are qualified for this year - they may hunt if they so choose
but do not have to be judged on the open hunting days to ride in the finals Friday/Saturday.

Friday Nov. 16 - at TIEC - US Trust arena
(individual classes open to any member of an MFHA recognized hunt.)
Points for year- end awards, special ribbons and a chance to ride in the WEG arena!
Field Hunter (jumping class not to exceed 3’3” with options - some natural fences)
Hilltoppers class (under saddle with possible hand gallop, hold hard and reverse; will be done as a group, no individual rounds).

Excellent warm up classes before finals for championship both Hilltoppers and Field Hunters.

Saturday, Nov. 17 TIEC - WEG Stadium and adjacent Derby Field

Hound presentation
Mock hunt - qualified Field Hunters
Final round - Field Hunters top 8
Awards

Judge: Linden Wiesman Ryan, Olympic 3-day event rider, Finalist NA Field Hunter championship, Blue Ridge Hunt member.

Announcer: Anita Williamson

SPONSORS: TIEC, Hare & Hound, Mountain Properties Group,
Markel Insurance, Tryon Builders

Purse: $5000 Top 3 Field Hunters
and represented Hunts

Ribbons: First - Eighth
Prizes: Top three placings all classes

Other activities on grounds at TIEC on Friday and Saturday.

ENTRY FORMS, STABLING FORMS, AND WAIVERS AVAILABLE HERE. 

Lodging: please see TIEC website
Checks only please, payable to TIEC.

Please mail COMPLETED entries, checks, and negative coggins and ALL SIGNED RELEASES to Organizer:

Carolyn Cadier
624 Bent Oak Drive
Columbus, NC. 28722. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 404-403-9865

CLOSING DATE: November 11, 2018. Late fee of $75 if entry arrival after closing date. No refunds unless competition cancellation by facility and organizer.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW - WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TRYON HOUNDS, GREEN CREEK HOUNDS AND TIEC WEBSITES.

QUESTIONS - PLEASE EMAIL ORGANIZER

The Blessing of the Hounds - Thanksgiving, 2018

DonWest WI 2726

A Thanksgiving Tradition for over 92 Years
Thursday, November 22nd - 10:00am
Thanksgiving Hill Farm
2921 North Pacolet Road, Landrum, SC

Come celebrate as we officially kick off our 92st season of riding to hounds.

Non riders and guests - Please park on the road and enter the event by walking through the main driveway entrance. Please view the Blessing from behind the fence line. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Also, don't forget to bring cash or check for the new 2018 Hunt Calendar ($20 each). They make great stocking stuffers!

Riders - please have your horses braided and be dressed in formal hunt attire and mounted by 9:30am. Please park trailers in the lower field. Stirrup cup and ham biscuits will be served in the trailer area. Group photo in front of the mountains will take place before the blessing at 9:45. If you are bringing riding guests out please have all paper work to Roberta McKinney by Wednesday afternoon.

Special thanks to our landowners Jenny & Alan Taylor and to the Social Committee for making the Blessing a special event for us all.