This Week with Tryon Hounds

October 18, 2021

Wednesday, October 20 - 8:00 am
Farms at Mill Spring

Saturday, October 23 - 8:00 am
Greenspace of Fairview - Grain Bins

Attire: Ratcatcher

Breakfast hosted by: Carolyn & Tom Cadier, Roanne & Reed McNutt, and  Pagan & Chris Gilman

More information to come

Basic FAQs about Tryon Hounds' Certificates

Who can become a Tryon Hounds' Certificate Holder?  Any social or riding member interested in supporting and promoting the objectives of our club can become a Certificate Holder. 

Why would I want to become a Certificate Holder? Certificate Holders have a vested interest in the future of Tryon Hounds, and demonstrate their commitment and support for the club by investing in a TH's Certificate. Our Masters recommend riding members become  Certificate Holders by the second year of hunting with Tryon Hounds.

What privileges and rights accrue to Certificate Holders?  Only Certificate Holders may attend the TH's  Annual meeting where officers and directors are elected.  Each Certificate Holder is entitled to 1 vote.  Additionally, only Certificate Holders may hold an office or serve as a director on our board.

How many Certificates are currently held by subscribers?  There are 45 certificates held by current members.

How do I obtain a Certificate?  Contact Jeanne Ahrenholz, our Corporate Secretary.

How much does a Certificate cost? Certificates cost $500 at this time - the price, set by the Board of Directors, hasn't changed in many years.

More Complicated FAQs about Tryon Hounds' Certificates

Are there any limitations on who may become a Certificate Holder
Yes.  According to our bylaws, because Tryon Hounds is fundamentally a club for riding to hounds, members involved in that activity presently or in the past should have a controlling majority (at least 60%) of voting rights. Certificates are thus designated as Riding (Subscriber) or Social (Associate Subscriber) and sales of Certificates to Associate Members will need to be halted if Social Members hold more than 40% of outstanding Certificates at any time until the ratio can be corrected.

Are Certificates transferable?  Yes – they may be sold back to the club or sold to another current subscriber with the value received returned to the club. A new certificate will be issued.

Can Certificates be suspended, terminated, or voided by the club?  Yes, Certificates may be voided for violation of bylaws, unseemly conduct, or failure to meet financial obligations – it requires 2/3 vote by Board to rescind a Certificate. If a Certificate Holder doesn't resubscribe for 2 years in a row, the Certificate is automatically surrendered.

Is my Certificate tied to any underlying value?  Assets of the Tryon Hounds will be distributed pro rata among current Certificate Holders should the club be dissolved for any reason.

Tryon Hounds' Covid-19 Policy

September 23, 2021 UPDATE

Tryon Hounds recognizes the importance of social interaction among members and appreciates that the past year and a half has been challenging.  We have all missed the comradery of breakfasts, parties, and the Hunt Ball.

This season we are resuming a number of our social events and doing our best to meet the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. At every event, Tryon Hounds will follow the Covid-19 requirements established by the state of North Carolina and encourages members and guests to exercise prudent personal responsibility for their health and the health of fellow members.   

Current NC State restrictions and recommendations can be found here: https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/current-restrictions-recommendations.

This update addresses two areas of importance to our members:  using the clubhouse for events and hosting a Hunt Breakfast or other Tryon Hounds social event in private homes...CONTINUED.

Read Full Policy Statement.