Field Hunter Trials


A benefit for the Sporting Hounds Foundation of Tryon at FENCE

3381 Hunting Country Rd. Tryon, NC. 28782

NEW DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2021 – 9:00 am

Featuring classes for all levels of field hunters, including those new to the sport

  • Cash prize for 1st-3rd place in each division
  • Prizes and Ribbons 1st-6th place
  • Trophies for best turned out, sportsmanship, and hunt with most competitors
  • Qualifying Carolina Performance Field Hunter Series classes


The Hare & Hound, Lisa Seger Insurance, Tryon Builders, NC-CRF Equestrian, ReMax Advantage Realty-Bonnie Lingerfelt

  • A portion of entry fees will be tax-deductible
  • A portion of entry fees will be donated to the represented hunts of participants
  • for benefit of hound care

Due to Covid-19 restrictions all participants must maintain social distancing practices and any attendees will be expected to adopt TAILGATE mode of spectating. Groups arriving together must remain together. One person may be designated as “groom” for their rider/riders and all others must remain at vehicle in tailgate area. Tailgate areas for spectators will be assigned. (All information will be on FENCE website, as well as CRF Equestrian-NC).

There will be no check-in and all entry fees must be paid in advance by check or credit card via the designated website. Packets with information and rider numbers will be available in a designated area upon arrival of riders/horses. IF YOU BECOME ILL PRIOR TO THE EVENT, PLEASE CANCEL AND DO NOT ATTEND. Fees will be refunded prior to closing date. After closing date, no refunds.

JUDGE: Helen Hamryka, Shakerag Hounds


OPEN PAIRS: Open to all pairs, riders may make multiple trips with different partners. Last fence jumped abreast. Fences up to 2’6”. $40/rider

FUTURE FIELD HUNTER: Fences up to 2 ft., open to hunt members and nonmembers with horses new to riding in open. $60 entry or $35/class

FOX HUNTER IN TRAINING: (JUNIORS) Some fences up to 2’6” U/S as above $60 entry or $35/class

RATCATCHER: (AMATEURS) (Open to any hunt member) Fences up to 2’6” U/S as above $60 entry or $35/class

TALLY HO: (PROFESSIONAL RIDERS/TRAINERS) (Open to any hunt member) Fences to 2’11” U/S as above $60 entry or $35/class

CAROLINA PERFORMANCE FIELD HUNTER: For qualified hunt members; placings count toward year-end awards. Fences 2’9” – 3’0. May be asked to hand gallop, hold hard, trot fences. $40/entry

CAROLINA PERFORMANCE HILLTOPPER: Judged on way of going; manners; appropriateness for hunt field. Will be asked to walk, trot, canter and change direction. $40/entry

BEST TURNED OUT: Overall presentation of horse and rider

Social gathering to welcome competitors at Mountain Brook winery along with Green Creek Hounds hosting an opening season and Derby event. Social distancing and Covid restrictions will be in place. Masks will be required for this event. Derby party: Saturday, September 5, 2020 – 5:00 pm Closing date: August 28, 2020 Stabling at FENCE facilities: $35.00 per horse Information and entries: Carolyn C. Cadier  Crescent Ridge Farm 624 Bent Oak Drive Columbus, NC 28722

Visit the Sporting Hounds Foundation website for entry forms and waivers. (Online entry coming soon!)

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