A Day in the Country Sunday

Published 7:41 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011

Part of the jump course for last year’s Day in the Country at the Green Creek Equestrian Center. (photo submitted)

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) will present the second annual A Day in the Country on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Green Creek Equestrian Park.
The Green Creek Equestrian Park, the new home of the TR&HC, is a developing equestrian facility that is expected to be the site of the popular Block House Steeplechase within the next couple of years.
Last year’s event was a laid back day of classes set on an outside course, harking back to Tryon’s equestrian roots, and this year will be much of the same. The event provides a chance to enjoy a picnic lunch while watching the competition and get a preview of the new park.
In addition to the open jumping classes in the morning, there will also be an open pleasure flat class, sponsored by Lillie Brown, for horses and ponies of any breed, type or discipline. The Ride-a-Buck class, last year’s most entertaining class of the day, will also return.
New to the 2011 event is a hunter pairs class in which a pair of riders, representing a local equestrian organization or community non-profit, will complete a jumping course together. The winning pair will earn $500, donated by Camp Wayfarer, for their group.

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