88th Annual TR&HC Any & All Dog Show set for Nov. 7

Published 9:58 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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It’s almost that time of year when our beloved 4-legged companion can ‘strut his stuff’ at the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club’s (TR&HC) Any and All Dog Show (AADS). No pedigree required, just a loving family member at the other end of the leash.  Registration for this just-for-fun show is set for noon,  Sunday, Nov. 7, at Harmon Field’s basketball pavilion.  Admission is free and all dogs welcome–– big or small, young or old. 


“This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Drew Brannon, who served the community and TR&HC in many capacities including past president and as Chair of the  AADS,” says Karl Alexander TR&HC board member and this year’s Committee Chair. “Drew believed activities such as the AADS would provide an easy way for people in the Tryon area to engage in community events which foster new friendships. This dog show was one of his very special and favorite events.”

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The show has a proven track record of family fun bringing big smiles to everyone.  Participants have many classes to choose from for children and adults and it is easy to find the most suitable class to enter.  Ribbons will be awarded to winners in each class.

To help you participants prepare for the show, the following is a list for which ribbons will be awarded:

  • Biggest and Smallest
  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Dog That Would Rather Be at Home on the Sofa
  • Dog That Looks Most Like Its Owner


The Any & All Dog Show will showcase the fabulous DareDevil Dogs from Lincolnton, N.C. These amazing dogs will perform a thrilling stunt show that will entertain one and all!  There will also be food trucks and face painters on site.


Want to enter your dog? Classes are $1 each with proceeds going to 2 charities to be announced.  Registration starts at 12pm at Harmon Field.  Call the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club at 828-351-9709 for more information. 


The AADS is one of TR&HC’s historic events that has been taking place for 88 years.  It has become a popular community event and was started by Carter P. Brown in 1933.  “It’s going to be an absolute blast”,  promises Alexander. “The largest and grandest of dog shows in Polk County, the envy of all dog shows!  This is the day when every dog has its day!


Formed in 1925, the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club seeks to enhance and preserve the traditions of the Tryon area by sponsoring and conducting equestrian, philanthropic and social programs that benefit and unify the community. Its members include, but are not limited to, those with an interest in horse-related activities and sport.  TR&HC welcomes all new members.  To learn more, visit www.trhc1925.org.


Submitted by Leigh Borreson