Tryon Riding and Hunt Club supports Outreach Ministry

Published 9:01 am Thursday, June 30, 2011

Carol Newton (left) of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry accepts a donation from Laura Weicker of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club after the recent Tryon Riding and Hunt Club Charity Horse Show at FENCE. (photo submitted)

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry received a gift of $1,500 when their paired riding team, Motlow Creek Equestrian Center, won the recent Ariat Charity Jumper Challenge at the 83rd annual Tryon Riding and Hunt Club Charity Horse Show at FENCE.
The Motlow team, with riders Tommy Frick aboard Motlow Creek’s Lanzelot, and Lincoln Russell, riding Motlow Creek’s Pangloss, won with no jumping faults and a time of 60.539 seconds.
The idea of a Charity Jumper Challenge, pairing local riding teams with area non-profits, originated with TR&HC chairpersons and local equestrians, Linda Ketchem and Jennifer Smith.
With the generous help of Noreen Cothran, co-owner of The Farm House  (along with Mark Lehner and Nancy Buchner), the Ariat International event sponsorship was secured, in partnership with The Farm House. The TR&HC Charity Team Relay awarded $5,000 in prize money to eight charities randomly selected from submitted applications.
Carol Newton, executive director at Outreach, said, “We are thrilled to accept this gift and would like to thank our team riders, Lincoln Russell and Tommy Frick, for their winning ride. We are also grateful to TR&HC, together with Linda and Jennifer. This gift will allow us to provide food and services to families in our community in desperate need of assistance. Our heartfelt gratitude from all of us at Outreach Ministry!”
Ariat and The Farm House were sponsors of the event.
– article submitted
by Carol Newton

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