Upcoming Events

All Tryon Hounds Social Events are for Tryon Hounds Members and invited Guests.

Social events complement foxhunting through the season, which begins with informal cubbing in September. Breakfasts and tail-gates are traditional after hunts, as stirrup cups are before. Saturday hunt breakfasts are either hosted by members at the clubhouse or in their homes. Sometimes there are "pitch-ins" to which riders and non-riders contribute to a bountiful buffet at the clubhouse. There are several annual fundraisers and events throughout the year.

Tryon Hounds Horse Show is an annual fundraiser, which is held in the late spring, early summer or fall.

Tryon Hounds Hunter Pace Events test skill and judgment of riders and horses over typical hunting country which is ridden at a “hunting pace” (or hilltopping pace, if preferred) established by the Hunt Staff. Competition is open to non-members, as well as members.

The Puppy Auction is a fund raiser which allows subscribers and guests to bid on unentered puppies in order to win the honor of naming a hound.

The Hunt Ball is the grand event of the season. Attire is formal and festivities include dining, dancing and a silent auction.

Presentation of Hunt Colors is usually presented by the Masters at the Opening Hunt on Thanksgiving Day, and at the Hunt Ball.

Blessing of the Hounds On Thanksgiving Day, the beginning of the formal hunting season, the hounds are blessed by a member of the local clergy, which is followed by prayer and distribution of St. Hubert’s medals.

Saturday February 23 - Tryon Hounds Hunt Ball

DonWest WI 6850


Tryon Hounds will hold the 2019 Tryon Hounds Hunt Ball, celebrating 92 years of riding to hounds in the Carolina foothills.

The Hunt Ball is a time honored tradition in foxhunting and will be held this year on the evening of February 23rd at Caitlyn Farms in Mill Spring NC.
This is a black tie event with tickets being sold for $150 which includes dinner, dancing, a silent and live auction.
If you are interested in attending please contact Rebecca Barnes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..