EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY: Large turnout enjoys 90th annual Any and All Dog Show
Published 1:02 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2023
TH&RC event held Nov. 5
TRYON—Dozens of dogs and their human companions celebrated joyful attitudes, slick tricks and good looks at Harmon Field on Sunday, November 5, at the 90th annual ‘Any and All Dog Show’ hosted by Tryon Riding & Hunt Club. It was their largest gathering of cool canines – big and small – in recent memory, and TR&HC made sure that everyone went home a winner. Each contestant also received a generously stocked bag of treats and toys from Purrfect Bark as a thank-you for making the day so special.
The day kicked off with an entertaining demonstration by dog trainer extraordinaire Dina Zaphiris and her talented Border Collie Lickety-Split to inspire all the show participants. The spirited competition held across multiple classes included Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, ‘Looks Most Like Its Owner’, Best Costume, Best Trick and Best Rescue Dog. Winners of each class were then entered to compete for Best In Show – an honor captured by the massive black Great Dane, Johnny Cash.
In honor of the 90th anniversary, each contestant received a special medallion to commemorate the event. Once again, Andy Millard offered wit and wisdom as he emceed the proceedings sponsored by Camp Wayfarer, The Noble Dog Lodge, Camp Highlander and Ivey Sumrell. Dianne Joyce and Don Borreson shared judging duties – a challenging task with so many outstanding dogs to choose from.
“The competition was superb this year – it was hard to narrow it down and pick the leader of the pack,” Borreson explained. “Best of all, it was a great turnout!”
As always, proceeds from the Any and All Dog Show will go to one of many deserving local charities. TR&HC thanks the Foothills community for its wonderful support to show our love for man’s best friend.
Submitted by Leigh Borreson