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.
Sunday, October 28
1:00 - 5:00pm
Rain Date: Sunday, November 11
Come spend the afternoon in the splendor of the Carolina Foothills countryside during the peak fall foliage touring four unique barns.
Each one with its own story to tell and along with the magnificent and talented horses that live there.
Refreshments will be served
Crescent Ridge Farm
642 Bent Oak Drive - Columbus, NC
This newly built, state of the art barn built by Tryon Builders is home to champion dressage horses
and tried and true foxhunting horses.
820 John Shehan Road - Tryon, NC
This outstanding 50 acre farm features a full service boarding and training facility
for multiple riding disciplines surrounded by spectacular mountain views.
Dark Horse Farm
15 Dark Horse Lane - Tryon, NC
A unique, private farm featuring majestic Andalusian and Lusitano horses
nestled in the old Tryon Hunt Country.
Hidden Hill Farm*
2690 Red Fox Road - Tryon, NC
This quaint, picturesque family farm features carriage horses, foxhunting and show jumping horses.
* farm is for sale
Tickets also available at the following locations:
The Farm House
22341 Asheville Highway, Landrum SC
155 W. Mills Street, Columbus NC
1712 Highway 14, Landrum, SC
325 W. Rutherford Street, Landrum SC
Wednesday, Nov. 14 Tryon Hounds (judged hunting day)
Thursday, Nov. 15 Green Creek Hounds (judged hunting day)
Friday, Nov. 16 TIEC - WEG Stadium and adjacent Derby Field
Carolina Performance Hunter class
Hilltoppers Final and Awards
Saturday, Nov. 17 TIEC - WEG Stadium and adjacent Derby Field
Mock hunt - qualified Field Hunters
Final round - Field Hunters top 8
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.
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:
624 Bent Oak Drive
CLOSING DATE: November 7, 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