TR&C celebrates fall with A Day in the Country October 3

Published 3:50 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In a few weeks, with the record-breaking summer heat in the past, the community will be invited to come enjoy a beautiful fall day in Green Creek as Tryon Riding & Hunt Club throws out the welcome mat at its new facility on Highway 9.

The best things about fallgorgeous rolling fields trimmed in a hint of color, Carolina horses and buggies, tailgating and stuffed basket picnics, parading hounds and fun equestrian activities all combine to create Tryon Riding & Hunt Clubs inaugural event at the new Green Creek Equestrian Park.

Slated for Sunday, October 3, the first annual Day in the Country will open early at 8 a.m. with old-fashioned field trails in the parks 95 acres. All disciplines of riders are invited to come out and take a whirl at the outdoor rolling course. The words of the day are informal and fun with divisions for all ages and levels.

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The afternoon will feature fun-mounted, gymkhana-type activities in the Handy Hunter divisions showcasing the abilities of horse and rider in obstacle course maneuvering. See how long you can hold that George Washington between you and your horse bareback in the Ride a Buck Competition. Classes are designed to be fun and informal for mounted participants and spectators alike.

Spectators are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and join in the daylong festivities. Landrums Hare and Hound Restaurant will provide food for purchase or guests may bring a picnic. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Registration information is available from Tryon Riding and Hunt at 828-859-6109 or on the website at As always, a current Coggins and signed waivers are required.