‘SUP, DOG?: 90th annual Any and All Dog Show set for Nov. 5

Published 11:20 am Thursday, October 19, 2023

Tryon Riding and Hunt Club event returns to Harmon Field 

 

TRYON—Tryon Riding and Hunt Club’s Any and All Dog Show will be held at Harmon Field on Sunday, November 5. This year marks the 90th annual event.

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This family-favorite event welcomes dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes – no pedigree is required. Registration for this just-for-fun show is set for noon on the day of the event at Harmon Field’s basketball pavilion. 

“We are so excited about our 90th Any and All Dog Show!” said Nancy Wilson, Board member and Any and All Dog Show Committee Chair.  “What a great way to engage the community by showing off our beloved dogs and at the same time, give back to a local charity through our donation!”  

Dina Zaphiris will wow guests with her tricks and incredibly disciplined dogs, and hold a Q&A session after her performance. (Photo courtesy of TR&HC)

Special guest Dina Zaphiris will be at the event to entertain guests. Zaphiris is a dog trainer and behavior expert with 30 years of experience who has written a book, been featured on TV and trained dogs for medical research. She will wow guests with her tricks and incredibly disciplined dogs, and hold a Q&A session after her performance to assist with training issues. 

The event will also feature food, face painters, balloons and more.

Hattie Hodge, who won the Best Costume and Best in Show classes last year, said she can’t wait for this year’s event.

Hattie Hodge won the Best Costume and Best in Show classes at last year’s event. (Photo courtesy of TR&HC)

“I loved being around all the other dogs, seeing their talents and costumes,” Hodge said. 

Participants and canine entrants have many classes to choose from, including Biggest and Smallest, Best Trick, Best Costume, Dog That Looks Most Like Owner and Best Rescue Dog. Ribbons will be awarded to winners in each class, and this year’s winners will also receive a 90th-anniversary medallion. Classes are $1 each with proceeds going to two charities to be announced.

The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club was formed in 1925 and 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. For more information, call TR&HC at (828) 351-9709.