Tryon Riding & Hunt Club hosts Ariat Charity Jumper Challenge June 5

Published 11:08 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club will host the $5,000 Ariat Charity Jumper Challenge on Sunday, June 5 at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center.

The group invites the public to come out and support your local favorite non-profit in this first of its kind event for the area. Recently, non-profits were invited to submit applications for a chance to participate.

The following eight teams were randomly selected and paired with volunteer riding teams:

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• Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries – Motlow Creek

• Columbus Fire Department – Block House Stables

• Tryon Arts & Crafts – Still Creek Farm

• Children’s Theater Festival – Block House Stables

• Tryon Elementary School PTA – Clearview Farm

• Polk Equine Emergency Rescue – Lone Oak Farm

• Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Green River Farm

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Polk County – Lynard Hills Farm

There is no charge for admission. Bring a picnic and cheer on your favorite teams and the non-profits they will be representing.

– article submitted by Laura Weicker