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.

Spring 2019 Hunter Pace Event

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2019 Rain Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

WHERE: Michael and Kia Atkins’ Long Shadows Farm – 500 Blackwell Road, Campobello, SC. Detailed directions below.

TIME: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Starting times assigned upon arrival.
Those riding WINGS (fastest time) arrive at 8:30AM

DIVISIONS: The Field Hunter Division / The Hilltopper Trail Rider Division. All courses well marked and safe. Course marked for jumpers and non-jumpers.
Mini course available for a shorter ride – approx. 4 miles.

AWARDS: First Place—six ribbons in each division. Prize to the Tryon Hounds member team with best times.

ATTIRE: Protective Headgear with harness. NO EXCEPTIONS. Comfortable riding attire.

HORSE: Current Coggins (one Year)

RELEASES & ENTRY: May be downloaded here. Also, available at event. Read all pages, initial or sign as indicated. Minors (under 18 years) must have both parents &/or guardian sign, or will not able to participate. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE 2 WAIVERS THAT REQUIRE SIGNING - BOTH THE TRYON HOUNDS AND THE NPA.

ENTRY FEE: $45.00 per horse & rider (this includes a $2.00 donation to the Polk Equine Emergency Rescue). Juniors 12 and under are $20.00, and must ride with an adult. Pony Club members $15.00 fee.

LUNCH: Free to riders. Children 12 and under and non-riders - $10.00. Lunch served:
10:30am – 2:00pm.

CONTACTS: For additional information, please contact Nelson Minnick 704-560-0429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


From I-26 East (from Asheville): Exit 5, Hwy 11 (Campobello), turn left, then follow instructions below.

From I-26 West (from Spartanburg): Exit 5, Hwy 11 (Campobello), turn right, go .2 mile,

Turn left on East Frontage Road, go .3 mile,

Turn right on Melvin Hill Road, go 2.6 miles,

Turn left on Old Melvin Hill Road, go .3 mile,

Turn left on Blackwell Road, go .5 mile

See Parking Signs

From Highway 9 and 14 (Landrum Mill Road and Sandy Plains): From the Blinker light,

go South (towards Spartanburg) on Hwy 9 to Melvin Hill Road, about 5.4 miles,

Turn right on Melvin Hill Road, go 2.1 miles,

Turn right on Old Melvin Hill Road, go .5 mile,

Turn left on Blackwell Road

See Parking Signs