94th Annual Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show slated for June
Published 10:20 am Monday, May 23, 2022
The show season has begun and the Tryon International Equestrian Center will soon be filled with horses and riders competing for ribbons and trophies at the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club’s (TH&HC) Charity I horse show. Charity I kicks off on June 7-12 and is a USEF sanctioned horse show that will benefit local charities.
“This is our 94th year for a truly special show,” says Angie Millon, TR&HC president and committee chair of the Charity Shows. “It draws a huge number of competitors from all over the United States, while at the same time supporting the community.”
Last year approximately 700 horses competed at Charity I.
“It should be a great year,” says Leigh Borreson, TR&HC executive director. “Strict pandemic restrictions limited the 2020 edition but in 2021 attendance was strong. We’re looking forward to this year being fabulous!”
A trademark of these horse shows is its hospitality to exhibitors. Special get-togethers, goody bags, to-go breakfasts and lovely courses are part of the week. “We try to add ‘personal touches’ to the experience,” Borreson explains, “and this year we have 2 special nights planned.” Thursday night Ron Danta of Ron and Danny’s Rescue will be on hand to showcase and sign copies of two of their new children’s book series. On Friday night, The Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame returns with an induction ceremony after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Guests will be able to celebrate the winners and then watch the $40,000 International Hunter Derby.
In keeping with the TR&HC tradition, local charities will receive donations from the TR&HC. Last year, the recipients were Hope Remains Ranch, Pet Tender Angels and Red Bell Run.
“This year, two charities will be named and each will receive a check for $2,500. Over the years the charities have changed, but the tradition of giving back to the community has never wavered,” says Millon.
For more information about these events email TR&HC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Leigh Borreson