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.

Sunday, October 28 - TH Barn Tour

Tryon Hounds Barn Tour
Presented by Tryon Builders

Self Guided Tour featuring 4 unique barns located in the heart of the Tryon horse country.


Sunday, October 28
1:00 - 5:00pm
Rain Date: Sunday, November 11

$35.00 per person - purchase your tickets online by clicking here!

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
Barns Featured:

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.

Renovatio Farm*
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

Purrrfect Bark
155 W. Mills Street, Columbus NC

Landrum Hardware
1712 Highway 14, Landrum, SC

Hay Rack
325 W. Rutherford Street, Landrum SC

November 14 - November 17 | Festival of the Hunt

NOVEMBER 14 - 17, 2018

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
Team Challenge
Hilltoppers Final and Awards

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

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 7, 2018. Late fee of $75 if entry arrival after closing date. No refunds unless competition cancellation by facility and organizer.