December 2019
Happy Holidays,
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
A Note From the Editor
I apologize for not getting out the monthly letter out sooner but I have had to deal with my 93 old father having to transition for living on his home to assisted living.
Thanks for your patience!
Gary Zumstein
Dear Members:
It is hard to believe that the holidays are here and 2020 is just a few days away. It has been a busy year with lots of activities taking place throughout the year and lots of community programs supported by the gifts given by your Tryon Riding and Hunt Club.

The final numbers that were shared at our annual meeting will appear in January's newsletter.

Again thank you for your continued support and hope to see you at one of the upcoming events.


Gary Zumstein

Gary Zumstein
TR&HC Editor / Treasurer
2019 TR&HC Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 annual membership meeting was held on December 10th at The Depot in downtown Tryon. There were approximately 40 people in attendance which was slightly down from normal due to the inclement weather for the evening.

The evening consisted of:

  • Refreshments & food
  • Review of the 2019 year
  • Introduction and voting on new board members
  • Discussions about the upcoming 2020 year

An entire review of the minutes and introduction of board and its new members will be covered in the January newsletter.

Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame
Help Determine the 2020 Class of Inductees

Begins: January 1, 2020
Closes: February, 29, 2020 

The Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame recognizes, preserves, and celebrates nationally acclaimed show hunters and horsemen with ties to the Carolinas.

Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame Projects Include:

  • Collecting and documenting biographical information

  • Creating a display of large framed posters and perpetual trophies

  • Producing an annual celebration complete with food, beverages, a professionally created slide show, decorations, fan-fare and camaraderie

The annual celebration  is for everyone who loves horses. It’s a wonderful event open to the public.  It’s a ceremony, a party, a time for laughs and storytelling. Young and old come together to celebrate their common appreciation and admiration of show hunter history. The event is a time to rub shoulders and hob nob with living legends, who tell stories and roast each other. It’s a fun way to learn amazing tidbits of history from the greatest in the sport of show hunters. 

Be Part of the fun.  Experience the magic. 

Ways to Participate:
  • Join, nominate, vote, and aspire. 

  • Be an ambassador - Tell others about the Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame.

  • Attend the Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame Celebration, Friday, June 5, 2020, during the TR&HC Charity Horse Show at Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Go to for additional photos, bios, info & to join/vote.

Advance Parking
For The 2020 Blockhouse Steeplechase

Are on sale soon!

Applications for membership to the TR&HC are now being accepted for the upcoming 2020 season. Membership prices remain the same as last year which is $50.00 for individual /family / business. Memberships allows you to purchase parking spaces in advance for the upcoming 2020 Blockhouse Steeplechase (April 11th, 2020) in January. If you did not request a refund, spaces purchased for Spring 2019 will stand for 2020.

Memberships can be purchased by contacting the TR&HC Office directly or visit the office located on Highway 9:

Phone: 828-863-0480
Visit the office: 6985 NC-9 Columbus, NC
Telephone: 828-863-0480