Field hunters Cindy and Cynthia Milligan, Wes Moore, Charlotte Odom and Ivey Sumrell at the Tryon Hounds Hunter Pace, Sunday, Oct. 14. (photos by Lou Smith)

Tryon Hounds annual fall hunter pace at Meadows of Campbell Creek

Published 4:01pm Monday, November 5, 2012


Shauna Moore won the special wings after flying the course in under an hour. Moore and her speedy steed took the course in 56 minutes, three seconds.

The optimum time for the field hunter division was one hour, 23 minutes and was won by Amy Gantt and Lisa Tyler, both of Seneca, who came in a slim three seconds over that optimum. In second place was the Tennessee trio of Sara Riggins of Piney Flats, Reta Robbins of Johnson City and Amy Shanahan, of Bluntville, with a ride time of one hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds. Baiba Bourbeau of Tryon and Beatrice Lamb of Columbus took third place honors with a ride time just three minutes, 32 seconds over the optimum. Emily Mitchell of Greer and Julie Phillips rode the course in one hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds to earn Fourth Place. Fifth was taken by Beth Goldizen of Roebuck and April Mink of Mill Spring who were five minutes, 54 seconds over the optimum.  Calvin Halford and Anitra Peterson, both from Columbus, earned sixth place with a ride time of one hour, 33 minutes, eight seconds.

The calculated optimum time for the trail rider division was two hours, 17 minutes, 23 seconds.  Nancy Finkell and Bobby Turner, both from Spartanburg, took first place honors with a ride time of two hours, 19 minutes, 13 seconds. Second place went to Susan and Fred Knickerbocker of Bristol, Tenn. with a ride time just two minutes, three seconds under the optimum. Sheila and Michael Veach of Tryon, rode the course in two hours, 20 minutes, 44 seconds for third place. Fourth place goes to Lin Martin of Campobello, S.C. who was just four minutes, 16 seconds under the calculated optimum. Lani Hasselbring of Tryon and Nancy Hasselbring of Columbus, earned the pink ribbons with a ride time of two hours, 22 minutes. Sixth place went to Eileen Gunipero, Sara and Teresa Lyter of Columbus and Birga Wild for turning in a ride time of two hours, 22 minutes, 10 seconds with their Islandic ponies.

Timer Anita Williamson gives trail instructions to trail riders Paula Bruder and Ridley Zook at the Tryon Hounds Hunter Pace.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events. Another ride was held with the Green Creek Hounds Halloween Hunter Pace on Oct. 28. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) will hold their fall hunter pace on Nov. 11.

Events will continue straight thru May with a short break for the holidays, so be sure to check the schedule and come play with us.

Always remember to check the website for all upcoming events, news, articles, photos, placements and contact information.

For information on the Western Carolina Hunter Pace and Trail Ride Series e-mail series coordinator, Jan Smith at or call Jan at 828-894-8760.

– article by Louise Hughston and Jan Smith

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