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.

10-10-2021 Tryon Hounds Fall Hunter Pace


WHEN: Sunday, October 10, 2021

RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Due to Covid-19 we will not be serving lunch. Water will be provided in single servings. 

WHERE: Cothran’s Field
490 North Campbell Road, Landrum SC

TIME: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Starting times assigned upon arrival.Those riding WINGS (fastest time) depart at 8:30AM

DIVISIONS: The Field Hunter Division / The Hilltopper / Trail Rider Division.
All courses well marked and safe. Course marked for jumpers and non-jumpers. Mini course available for a shorter ride – approx. 4 miles.

AWARDS: First Place — Sixth Place -  ribbons in each division. 

ATTIRE: Protective Headgear with harness. NO EXCEPTIONS. Comfortable riding attire.

HORSE: Current Coggins (one Year)

RELEASES: Please sign Tryon Hounds waiver.  Also, available day of the event. Read all pages, initial as indicated. Minors (under 18 years) must have both parents &/or guardian sign, or will not able to participate.

ENTRY FEE: Entry form available here.  $35.00 per horse & rider (this includes a $2.00 donation to the Polk Equine Emergency Rescue). Juniors 12 and under are $20.00, and must ride with an adult. Pony Club members $15.00 fee.

CONTACTS: For additional information, please contact: Nelson Minnick 704-560-0429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


11-06-2021 | Third Annual Tryon Hounds Barn Tour


KS Sporthorses inside barn

Come spend the afternoon in the splendor of the Carolina Foothills countryside during the peak fall foliage touring six unique barns. Each barn will feature art by local artists. Refreshments will be served!

Tickets: $35 ($2.40 processing fee added to online purchases)


Purchase your tickets online here or at The Hayrack (both locations), The Farmhouse, Landrum Hardware, Tim Edward's Feed and Farm Store, and Mill Spring Farm Store.

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