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May 3rd 2014
68th Blockhouse Steeplechase @ FENCE
May 23rd-25th 2014
TIEC -- TR&HC Series
June 5th-8th 2014
86th Annual TR&HC Charity Horse Show
July 3rd-6th 2014
TIEC -- TR&HC Series
July 10th-13th 2014
TIEC -- TR&HC Series
July 16th-20th 2014
TIEC -- TR&HC Series
August 23rd 2014
Schooling Trials @ Windridge Farm
September 20th-21st 2014
Horse Trials @ FENCE
October 12th 2014
Any & All Dog Show @ Harmon Field
November 20th 2014
Annual Meeting
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Join us May 3rd for the 68th annual Block House Races @ FENCE!

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2014 Block House Steeplechase Races Artwork

"Steeplechase!' by Richard Christian Nelson was commissioned by the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club for the 2014 68th Annual Block House Steeplechase Races. This year's event takes place on Saturday, May 3 at FENCE. The 24x30 Oil painting depicts a scene inspired by Erik Olsen's photographs of past year's races. (Erik Olsen is TR&HC's official photographer of the Races this year. ) Nelson also incorporated views of the mountains to give the feeling of being at FENCE on a fine Spring day.  "It was an honor to be asked to paint the official poster image for TR&HC. The Steeplechase has so much intensity and energy. I wanted to try to get that feeling into the painting. After being there a few times and with the help of Erik's photos hopefully I've managed to do that".

Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who moved to Tryon in 2004. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan in 1988. Rich taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist, and instructor.  You can view his work at http://richardchristiannelson.com or read about his recent awards and notable commissions at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Christian_Nelson. In 2013 his portrait of 'Luke At 15' was selected as a finalist in the Portrait Society Of America's 2013 International Portrait Competition.  The artist and his wife Kim, opened Skyuka Fine Art in 2010. You can see their website at www.SkyukaFineArt.Com. They represent some 25 regional and national artists, and also have events which feature the historical artists of this area as well as other local themes such as 2012's 'Saluda Artists' exhibition and other one or two person shows.

The gallery will be hosting a show of exceptional equestrian art again this year, both at the "Mint Julep Tent" at the Races and at a special exhibition at the gallery, which is located in downtown Tryon at 133 N Trade Street. The painting will be available for (sale/auction) at the Block House Kickoff Celebration, hosted by TR&HC at FENCE, Friday, May 2nd, 6-8pm.  Tickets are $50. pp.  Contact The Tryon Riding & Hunt Club at 828.863.0480 for more information and to purchase tickets to the event.

It’s that time again....
Time to renew your membership and purchase Block House Steeplechase parking spaces! Members may purchase now. Parking spaces are available to the public beginning February 1st.

Calling All Volunteers!
We need your help in the TR&HC OFFICE:

Please Contact TRHC for information on how you can help. Positions available in morning or afternoon shifts, Monday - Friday
Email: Office@trhcevents.org
Call: (828) 863-0482

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Check our website often for updates.

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--Dale Carnegie
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