Results of 2012 Tryon Summer Classic Horse Show

Published 10:39 am Thursday, June 7, 2012

D’Artagnan owned by Ashley Hodges and ridden by Don Sheehan. (photo by Don West)

The 2012 Tryon Summer Classic Horse Show took place May 31 – June 3 at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE).
This year’s show again benefited the Tryon Hounds. It featured a $2,500 USHJA National Derby on Friday evening, won by Karen Kelley of Charleston, S.C. and horse Uncle Luc, owned by Laura and Meredith Mateo. It also included a $10,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday, won by Brian Gjetley of Aiken, S.C. and his Piks Pistelero. Lucky One, owned by local Vick Russell and Lilly Hahn Rosichan, took fourth.
Fundraising efforts for beloved braider Linda Tinkler of Tryon brought in more than $3,000 during the weekend. This amount included Laura and Meredith Mateo’s generous donation of their winning prize money from the USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Sunday included the awarding of the Hoffman Van Wieren trophy for Grand Champion Hunter, which went to D’Artagnan – owned by Ashley Hodges and ridden by Don Sheehan.
The competition continues this week at FENCE with the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club June Charity Horse Show June 6-10. You can get complete results by contacting Equus Events at 803-643-5698 or visit
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Editor’s note: Read an extended description of this event in the Appointments section of the Tryon Daily Bulletin’s next Life in our Foothills issue, set to be published later in June.

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