Tryon Summer Premiere held May 26 – 29

Published 2:56 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The May 2011 Tryon Summer Premiere at Harmon Field in Tryon is being designed to create memorable horse show moments for trainers and exhibitors alike. A-rated, the May 26 – 29 show is slated to have a full line-up of special events including a Puissance on Friday night, May 27, sponsored by Tryon Equine, a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, a 2’6″ and 3′ Hunter Derby on Saturday evening, May 28, sponsored by NickerDoodles All Natural Horse Treats and more to be unveiled as show time gets closer.

“In addition to the enthusiasm from riders and trainers for this upcoming show, we are also very pleased with the response from local and regional businesses in regards to sponsorships for the event” said Lisa Otto, chairperson of the show committee. “Sponsorships not only promote those companies and services, but also help us to defray individual exhibitor costs and gives the show committee the means to create a high caliber equestrian experience. We are thrilled to be generating a show venue that the entire community is looking forward to.”

Laura Weicker, executive director of The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, notes that the May show encourages all local riders to participate as there will be several opportunity classes offered which allow riders to participate in a USEF rated horse show without being a member or having their horse recorded.

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“All of us with The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club cordially invite the general public to come out and enjoy the events, the hospitality, the horses and the historic Harmon Field during the four days of showing,” Weicker said.

To reserve stall space or to request a prize list, visit or call 828-859-6109. For more information on Tryon Summer Premiere sponsorships, contact Lisa Otto at 518-312-1690.

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club is a non-profit (501c3) organization. Celebrating 85 years of supporting and preserving the equestrian tradition in Polk County and Upstate South Carolina region. With funds raised from successful events, including the Block House Steeplechase, nationally accredited Horse Shows, Horse Trials and the Any & All Dog Show, Tryon Riding & Hunt Club has contributed over a half million dollars to the community in the last five years.