Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Announces $3,500 Equestrian Grant Program

Published 12:50 pm Friday, April 29, 2022

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Tryon, NC, April 27, 2022   Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC) 

is excited to announce its 2022 Equestrian Grant Program. Up to $3,500 has been designated to assist those over age 18 in the Tryon area who are developing a career in an equestrian related field. The program aims to sustain the various skills needed to preserve and enhance the area’s vibrant equestrian community. It is one of many ways TR&HC supports local residents and our equine heritage. 

Grants made through the program are for those interested in achieving certifications or licenses from professional, trade or technical programs that will enable them to work in areas related to equestrian sport. This might be EAP tuition, Farrier Certification, Course Building or Design, Show Official Licensure, Turf Management or other related skill areas. This program is distinct from the Club’s already successful scholarship program for those seeking college degrees. Club President Angie Millon noted that “the Club realizes there are many career pathways and thus the Equestrian Grant Program is a way to reinforce that.”

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The grants will be awarded twice a year. Joanne Gibbs, TR&HC Philanthropist Team Lead, explains, “Our equestrian grants accomplish several aims, first by inviting people with a love of horses to consider a career in the field. Then, as part of the application process, they are asked to outline a path that fulfills that interest. The financial support helps them take the important first steps toward that dream.”

TR&HC looks forward to giving a leg up to the future stars of our sport!  For more information, visit




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