The Tryon Hounds is proud to present the Trip Hoffman Scholarship, funded by the Trip Hoffman Memorial Fund, for foxhunting enthusiasts in Polk, Henderson, Rutherford, Spartanburg, and Greenville counties for the 2022-2023 hunt season. The scholarship helps with the cost of membership in Tryon Hounds for one season.

Trip Hoffman was a Tryon resident and beloved riding member of the Tryon Hounds for decades. He served on the Tryon Hounds Board of Directors, was the hunt club’s social committee chairman for many years, and generously supported the Tryon Hounds.

The great tradition of fox hunting in the Carolina Foothills can be perpetuated by introducing those new to the sport to the Tryon Hounds experience and by supporting confirmed enthusiasts who may otherwise by unable to join in the fun and excitement.

Recipients of the Trip Hoffman Scholarship will must meet the following criteria:

Applicant has fox hunted before.
Applicant has an appropriate horse.
Applicant is willing to donate 25 hours per year to the hunt.
Applicant demonstrates a need for the Scholarship (evidenced by income).
Applicant has two member sponsors.

The amount of scholarship may vary, but will be no lower than $500. The deadline for the 2022/2023 hunt season is September 14, 2022. The winning applicant(s) will be chosen by the Tryon Hounds Masters, Huntsman and President of the Board of Directors.  Applications are available here.

Interested parties should contact Susan Haldeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anyone can donate to the fund and will be recognized on the Tryon Hounds website. Donations can be mailed to the Tryon Hounds c/o The Trip Hoffman Memorial Fund, PO Box 112, Tryon NC 28782.