2021 Spring Results

The Foothills Field Hunter Trials hosted their spring event Saturday, and featured classes for all levels of field hunters, including those new to the sport. Prizes and ribbons were awarded to first though sixth place, cash prizes awarded to first through third place in each division, and trophies presented to Best Turned Out, Sportsmanship and Hunt with most competitors.

Although Mother Nature presented a challenge with rain, it was a great day to put both horse and rider in situations that hunters endure at one time or another. The tests and courses are designed to challenge riders of all levels of ability; from novice to professional. And, from the comments, everyone had a great time and are looking forward to the fall event in September. There were even a few riders who plan to take up the sport and join a hunt in the fall! 

We would like to say thank you to our generous sponsors, volunteers, participants and our judge, Chuck Stark of Clear View Farm.  

We received participation from two hunts; Tryon Hounds and Moore County Hounds and several riders from Clear View Farm.  

FENCE provided a beautiful venue for our welcome reception and test course.  Mark Jump memorialized the action with his amazing photographs. For more posts and photos visit our Facebook page Sporting Hounds Foundation of Tryon.

Open Pairs

1Monica SulivanZoe
 Isabella TannerBattalion
2Molly HoptonLucky Me
 Gray HoptonHPF Mocha
3Cameron SadlerZapper
 Ashley TaborInky
4Towles NapperJack
 Gisele O’GradyFernhill For Sure
5Emily van de MerweRiver
 Beth HardeeHold Your Course
6Amanda McDonaldQuiet Secret
 Laura BierlySheik’s All Rugged
7Karen BensonLola
 Peter ShanahanBuddy
8Harriet LewisJoshua
 Kaitlyn KubiakClementine

Future Field Hunter

1Cathy GomezPrinceton
2Monica SulivanZoe
3Karen BensonYou Betcha
4Ashley TaborBlack Jack
5Emily van de MerweRiver
6Cameron SadlerRally

FFH/Under Saddle

1Beth HardeeHold Your Course
2Cathy GomezPrinceton

Placing Rider Horse Special Awards

1Emily van de MerweRiver
2Karen BensonYou Betcha
3Monica SulivanZoe
4Ashley TaborBlack Jack

Handy Future Field Hunter

1Cathy GomezPrinceton
2Cameron SadlerRally
3Karen McManawayAaron
4Harriet LewisJoshua
5Vivian WrightTiger

Fox Hunter in Training (Junior)

1Isabella TannerBattalion 
2Gray HoptonHPF MochaBEST SPORTSMAN

Fox Hunter in Training (Under Saddle)

1Isabella TannerBattalion 
2Gray HoptonHPF Mocha 

Carolina Performance Hilltopper

1Jeanne AhrenholzPaxton
2Cathy GomezPrinceton
3Kaitlyn KubiakClementine
4Harriet LewisJoshua
5Dave AhrenholzSaint Denali
6Vivian WrightTiger

Placing Rider Horse Special Awards

Ratcatcher (Amateurs)

1Emily van de MerweRiver 
2Amanda McDonaldQuiet Secret 
3Cathy GomezPrincetonBEST TURNED OUT
4Laura BierlySheik’s All Rugged 
5Cameron SadlerZapper 
6Towles NapperJack 
7Molly HoptonLucky Me 

Ratcatcher (Under Saddle)

1Emily van de MerweRiver
2Cathy GomezPrinceton
3Amanda McDonaldQuiet Secret
4Laura BierlySheik’s All Rugged
5Cameron SadlerZapper
6Towles NapperJack
7Molly HoptonLucky Me

Tally Ho (Professionals)

1Monica SulivanZoe
2Ashley TaborInky
3Gisele O’GradyJack
4Karen BensonYou Betcha

Tally Ho (Under Saddle)

1Monica SulivanZoe
2Karen BensonYou Betcha
3Ashley TaborInky

Placing Rider Horse Special Awards

Carolina Performance Field Hunter

1Cameron SadlerBattalion
2Karen BensonYou Betcha
3Cameron SadlerZapper
4Molly HoptonLucky Me
5Ashley TaborInky

Hunt with Most Participants

Tryon Hounds