Riders from the around the state are expected at Harmon ClassicsPublished 6:20pm Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The cost of hosting the Harmon Classic can be lofty, requiring a headcount of at least 20 people, including a medic, vet and farrier. Pack is no stranger to the horse show world. “I grew up showing horses, judging competition and managing events all over the country,” said Pack.
According to Pack, the impact of the Harmon Classics on the Tryon community is immeasurable, not only with regard to the areas rich equestrian character, but economically as well. Most of the attendees, 65 percent, come from out of town. “Harmon Classics provides riders a chance to experience a quality showing experience without paying exorbitant fees,” he said.
Each day of the show are packed full of competition with over $7,000 in prize money. Friday’s competition will begin with the BRHJA Hunter Derby, Saturday will be devoted to the younger riders in the Tadpole Derby-Short/Long Stirrup, and Sunday will continue with the SCHJA Palmetto Derby. All events are sanctioned by BRHJA, NCHJA, SCHJA and T.I.P.
The event will also include a dinner, dancing and an auction. On Sunday, Samantha Grace Designs will sponsor a Fathers’ Day Brunch. More information about Harmon Classics can be found at www.harmonclassics.com or by calling 828-894-2721.