And the show went on
Even though getting together as a pack this year was not possible, the 87th Any and All Dog Show still managed to illicit lots of wags and smiles by moving to an online event. Every dog still had his day.
Despite the unusual circumstances of 2020, Tryon Riding & Hunt Club was committed to ensuring the show would go on. Pivoting to a virtual format allowed this treasured community tradition to continue to unite neighbors and four-legged friends as it has for over eight decades.
Thanks to the electronic entries of dog-lovers across the Foothills, this year’s event did not disappoint. Participants submitted entries in five classes – Waggiest Tail, Best Trick, Best Costume, Dog That Looks Most Like Its Owner, and Any and All Adopted Dog Class. As always, the dogs and their human companions put on a great show. This year’s judges made some tough decisions but after careful deliberation, the following emerged victorious:
Waggiest Tail – 1st – Casey Butler & Theo, Charlotte; 2nd – Genevieve Ard & Benjamin, Tryon; and 3rd – Matt Laughridge & Charlie, Tryon
Best Trick – 1st Susan Wallahora & Daisy, Columbus; 2nd Elle Baughman & Noah, Tryon; and 3rd Campbell Dobson & Mickey, Spartanburg
Best Costume – 1st – “Game of Bones” by the Laughridge Family, Campobello; 2nd – “The Dynamic Duo” by Chris Belt & Grady, Campobello; 3rd – Jana (aka Best Dressed) by Paula and Michael Jordan, Tryon
Dog that Looks Most like its Owner – 1st – Chappell Lewis & Tuck – Nashville; 2nd – Casey Butler & Theo – Charlotte; 3rd – Cindy Caldwell & Scout – Tryon
Winners were awarded gift cards from Purrrfect Bark in Columbus. TR&HC is grateful for their continued sponsorship and support of the Any and All Dog Show.
In the fifth and final category, Any and All Adopted Dog, all entries were awarded a ribbon. These dogs and their owners are all winners because they have managed to find each other and TR&HC is proud to celebrate these special connections.
Visit tryonridingandhuntlclub.com to see all of the winning entries.
Submitted by Drew Brannon