Tryon Riding & Hunt Club's Any & All Dog Show took place at Harmon Field on Oct. 7. Dogs were awarded for a variety of classes, including "Dogs with the best costume" and "best in show." (photo submitted)

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TR&HC Any & All Dog Show, a tail-wagging event

Published 5:40pm Thursday, October 25, 2012

A tail-wagging gala

This year’s Tryon Riding & Hunt Club’s Any & All Dog Show held on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Harmon Field proved once again to be an astonishing tail-wagging gala.

Sponsors TR&HC Events and the Foothills Humane Society, watched as dogs of all shapes and sizes attended with their owners and handlers in tow for the 79th year of this worthy Tryon tradition. The event continues to be a delight for all families watching or showing.

Father Michael Doty of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church presided over the Blessing of the Animals, which was followed by a 79-white dove release from

The Any & All Dog Show has become a regular Tryon tradition. (photo submitted)

Homeward Angels and L.J. Myers.

Nancy Z. Wilson, president TR&HC Events, and Jordan Hicks, huntsman for the Tryon Hounds, were kept very busy judging and trying to ignore canine comments about who had the most interesting tail.

“Hey Buster, look this way, my tail is curlier and cuter than his!” or in (the dog that looks most like his master) “Can you believe my owner really thinks she looks as good as me?” One of the last comments they heard was, “This is REALLY humiliating – I KNOW my ancestry!”

Announcer Susan Kocher kept the crowd amused as she called the entrants into the ring for a wide variety of classic dog show classes. After announcing the winner of each class, first place winners were awarded prizes generously donated by Purrrfect Bark and Little Mountain Farm Supply.

All of the proceeds from this event benefit the Foothills Humane Society. 

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