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.

April 14, 2024 | Spring Hunter Pace

Tryon Hounds Spring Hunter Pace
Sunday, April 14th 9:00am - 2:00pm
Iron Bridge, Caroland Farms
North Pacolet Road, Campobello, SC  29322 (GPS 35.18, -82.09)
Here's what you need to know!

RAIN DATE: Sunday, May 5th - Always check your email or before loading up for updates!

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 - Sixth Place (six ribbons in each division)

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

HORSE: Current Coggins (one Year)

RELEASES & Entry Form : Please sign Tryon Hounds Release waiver, NPA waiver and Entry Form before you arrive. 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: $45.00 per horse & rider (this includes a $2.00 donation to the Polk Equine Emergency Rescue (PEER). Juniors 12 and under are $20.00, and must ride with an adult. Pony Club members 18 and under are $15.00.

ONLINE REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND WAIVERS: If you prefer, you may use our new online registration and payment system. Go to for more information and to register and pay online.

REFRESHMENTS: Food truck "Kirk's Kitchen" will have food and drinks for purchase

VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers for setting the course (Friday before the event), parking, half-way checkpoint and registration - please contact Nelson Minnick if interested

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

April 21, 2024 | Spring Fling at FENCE

Elegant Champagne Brunch at TRHC Hunter Derby to benefit Tryon Hounds

Tent & bar opens at 10:00am
Hilltopper Classic and $500 Foxhunter Challenge start at 11:00am
Brunch served at 11:30am
TR&HC $2500 Derby starts at 1:00pm
(times are approximate)

Several Sponsorships are still available for tables of 8
Championship Sponsors - $2200 for a ringside table for 8 
Blue Ribbon Sponsors - $1600 for a second row table for 8
Call Lisa Spriggs at  606-923-2416 to check availability

Limited Individual Tickets - $135 - seating available but not reserved
purchase online here

Proceeds to Benefit Tryon Hounds