Tryon Hounds breaks ground on new huntsman home

Published 7:34 pm Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tryon Hounds break ground on home for huntsman

Tryon Hounds break ground on home for huntsman

The Tryon Hounds broke ground Saturday, March 16 on a new residence for the organization’s Huntsman.

The new home will be constructed on the Tryon Hounds’ property located off Little Mountain Road in Columbus. The ranch-styled home will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a family room, a sunroom and garage.

“One of the most significant benefits when hiring a qualified huntsman is the housing package,” said Bonnie Lingerfelt, Joint Master for the Tryon Hounds. “We have been fortunate to have Jordan Hicks as our huntsman for the past six years. This new residence will make a wonderful home for Jordan, his wife Jennifer and their daughter McKinsey.”

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Art Lazarus, a Tryon Hounds board member and builder, will oversee the construction along with the building committee. More than $40,000 has already been raised for the project.

“An investment in the Huntsman’s House is not only an investment in the future of the Tryon Hounds; but it is also an investment in our rich equestrian heritage that this area enjoys so well,” said Nelson Minnick, president of the Tryon Hounds.

For those people that are interested in making a donation to the Tryon Hounds Huntsman’s residence, contact Minnick at 704-560-0429.
The Tryon Hounds is one of the oldest and most prestigious hunts in the southeast dating back to the 1920s.

In 1935, The Tryon Hounds was recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association and today enjoys an active and enthusiastic membership of riding and non-riding members that volunteer countless hours to various community projects.

Foxhunting is the cornerstone of the group’s equestrian heritage and helps to maintain the rural charm and rustic beauty; while adding directly to the region’s economic impact.

– article submitted by Rebecca Barnes