Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show: Pinning winners, supporting local charities

Published 1:10 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club’s (TR&HC) 94th Charity Horse Show lived up to its historic tradition for competitive excellence and philanthropy, as more than 600 horses from all over the country experienced the hospitality and excitement of this historic event.  


The five-day show, held June 7 to 12 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, also created awareness and financial support for local charities. Two non-profit organizations, Steps to Hope and The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run, received donations totaling $6,500 to support their worthy causes.  

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Competitors were welcomed with boxes of cookies, ringside-to-go breakfasts, lemonade and other treats.  Thursday evening was a hit for dog lovers when Ron Danta of Danny and Ron’s Rescue was featured at a book signing for their new children’s book series ‘Life in the Doghouse.’ Friday night showcased the return of the popular Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame after a two-year hiatus due to COVID.  After the hall of fame induction ceremony, guests had prime seats to view the spectacular $40,000 International Hunter Derby.  


“We try to bring back that personal touch and hospitality of the small horse shows of the past,” said Angie Millon, TR&HC President and committee chair of the Charity Shows.  “It was exciting to see such a great turnout and watch the outstanding competition!” 


This year’s winners included:


Ernst “Pete” Mahler Trophy: Grand Green Hunter Champion

Hunter Kay ad Undeniable   


Barbara Jimenez Memorial Trophy: International Hunter Derby

Matt Cyphert and No Secret de la Pomme   


Roger and Jennifer Smith Green River Farm Trophy: Grand Prix

Connor Swail and Vital Chance De La Roque   


Boyle Family Trophy: Grand Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Champion

Isa Lippman and Helmig-K    


Jane Raoul Bingham Trophy: Grand Child/Adult Jumper Champion

Gabriella Hoard-West and Aaron 287   


Nora Flynn Trophy: Grand 3’6 Junior Hunter Champion

Sarah Rabb and Alpine’s 3.14   


Maude Carr Trophy: Grand 3’3 Junior Hunter Champion

Margaret M Jacobs and Cassinir


Count Cadence Trophy: Grand 3’6 Amateur Owner Champion

Kathy Serio and Moody Blues   


Rolling Hills Stable Trophy: Grand 3’3 Amateur Owner Champion

Kathleen Feeley and Debonair


The Director’s Trophy: Grand Adult Amateur Champion

Stephanie King and Limitless


The Bellhop Trophy: Grand Children’s Hunter Champion

Grace Hogan and Harbor Walk   


Brownlands’ Graduation Day Trophy: Grand Pony Hunter Champion

Madeline Rubin and Rockaway


The Ashlyn Wyman Trophy: ASPCA Maclay Winner

Parker Peacock


The Betty Reynolds Oare Trophy: Grand Equitation Champion

Parker Peacock


Submitted by Leigh Borreson