Our Tryon Hounds members had an outstanding showing at the Foothills Field Hunter Trials on September 19th to benefit the Sporting Hounds Foundation of Tryon.

Tryon Hounds was the most represented hunt and won the show cash award.

Check out the amazing results for the Tryon Hound riders below:

  • Amanda McDonald and Clear View Farm's "Quiet" - 1st in the over fences and under saddle Ratcatcher (Amateurs) class
  • Peter Shanahan and "Buddy" - 4th in the over fences Ratcatcher (Amateurs) class
  • Harriett Lewis and "Franklin" - 5th in the under saddle Ratcatcher (Amateurs) class
  • AlexGoins and Clear View Farm's "Eddie" - 6th in the over fences and under saddle Ratcatcher (Amateurs) class
  • Gisele O'Grady and Towles Napper's "Jack" - 6th in the over fences Tally Ho (Professionals) class
  • Karen Benson and "You Betcha" - 1st in the under saddle Tally Ho (professionals) class, 2nd in the over fences and the under saddle Future Field Hunter class and 6th in the over fences Carolina Performance Field Hunter class
  • Wendy Wipperman and "Clementine" - 3rd place in Handy Future Field Hunter and 5th place in Carolina Performance Hilltoppers
  • Sophia Martin and Monkey - 5th place in Handy Future Field Hunter and 2nd place in Carolina Performance Hilltoppers (Juniors)
  • Harriett Lewis and "Franklin" with Jane Herman and "Wesley" - 2nd in the Pairs class
  • Amanda McDonald and "Quiet" with Towles Napper and "Jack" - 3rd in the Pairs class
  • Beth Hardee and Clear View Farm's "Eddie" and Emily Van de Merwe on Clear View Farm's Artie - 4th in the Pairs class

THANK YOU!

A big thank you to Carolyn Cadier and her team for a spectacular job coordinating the event. Mark Jump captured the day with his amazing photographs, Jeanne Smith and Chuck Stark were the superb judges, John Napper was the announcer and Tom Cadier, Piper and Jeff Close were invaluable volunteers.

Many thanks to the generous Class sponsors: Courtland Farms, Tryon Builders, Remax Advantage Realty, Horse Scout, NC-CRF Equestrian, Pagan Gilman-Lisa Seger Insurance, Devine Equine, Horse Country Saddlery - Warrenton, VA, Mountain Property Group and Hare & Hound.

Due to our participation in the competition, volunteer and sponsorship support, a portion of entry fees will be donated to Tryon Hounds.