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Who let the dogs out?

On Sunday, Oct. 8 the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club will be hosting the 84th Any and All Dog Show at Harmon Field.  Bring your pup and your family and come join in the fun. Any and all are welcome. The event will start at 1 p.m. including the “Bark of Fame” where your family photo will be taken, canine demonstrations, games, activities and the 8 dog show classes and the best in show competition. 

This year, we will kick off the event with several excellent examples of canines doing what they do best. The Tryon Hounds will be parading some of their hounds under the direction of professional huntsman, Beth Blackwell. Officer, Jared McFalls will put his canine partner through several simulations as they demonstrate their skills and, dog agility instructor, Kathy Meyer, will accompany several of her students and their dogs as they demonstrate canine agility. Each of Kathy’s students will give an introduction, including a description of how long they have been training and then will run their dogs through the course consisting of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and a table top. 

At 2:30 p.m. the dog show will begin,  including many of the classes that you have come to know and love, such as: the dog with the best costume, the dog that looks most like its master and the dog that would rather be at home.

Each registrant for the dog show will receive a complimentary goodie bag courtesy of our sponsor, Purrrfect Bark and the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club. There will be food available on site for purchase, should you decide to come for lunch on the lawn. Chris and Ken Brackett will be dishing up some delicious sandwiches.

The Any and All Dog Show is a benefit for the Foothills Humane Society and the Polk County Sherriff K-9 Unit. All profits are donated to these two organizations. Last year’s Any and All Dog Show raised more than $6,000.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Harmon Field and bring your pooch for the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club’s 84th Any and All Dog Show – where every dog has its day!

– submitted by Drew Brannon