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May 7, 2016
70th Block House Steeplechase

The First Second Career

Steeplechase Fashion on Studio 62
with Jamarcus Gaston
Fancy Hats & Horses on Your Carolina
with Jack Roper

Renew your membership by joining our Membership Circle now!

Be sure to purchase your parking pass to gain entry to the Races before

5:00pm Thursday, May 5th, 2016

After the cutoff date/time you may purchase "Pasture" parking passes on raceday at the Pasture Parking Gate for $70. Free shuttles will be available to get to the race track.


2016 Race Sponsors
Click on Individual Race Sponsors below for Additional Information


2016 Block House Race Box Holders

Blue Ridge Log Cabins
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Cadier
Camp Highlander
Consultex Systems, Inc.
Green River Farm
Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, PC
Mr. Roberto Inclan
Ken Feagin Truck & Trailer Sales
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Lomax
Mr. & Mrs. Ernst Mahler, Jr.
Nease, Lagana, Eden & Culley, Inc.
Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.
RE/MAX Advantage Realty
Upstate Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, P.A.
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
Walker, Wallace & Emerson Realty


Laurie Sullivan is the artist selected for this years' original commissioned artwork for the
70th Annual Block House steeplechase. She is an exhibitor in various galleries and has
been the poster artist for the Camden Colonial Cup steeplechase and the Blowing Rock
horse show. She has had artwork in the American Academy of Equine Art exhibitions in
Lexington, Kentucky at the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse
Park. She also has several Chronicle of the Horse magazine covers to her credit.

All proceeds from the sale of this artwork will benefit the

For information on purchase this piece, please contact Kathryn@trhc1925.org


Please plan to join us for the 70th Annual Running of the Block House Steeplechase Races, Saturday May 7, 2016, at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC  28782.

Parking passes for TR&HC members may purchased January 4 thru Feburary 12, 2016. We encourage TR&HC donors to renew their donorship early and purchase their passes before Feburary 12, 2016. Parking passes go on sale to the general public beginning Feburary 15, 2016.

“Sponsorship Opportunities”

Sponsorship opportunities range from Hillside Finish Line Sponsor ($1,000) to Featured Race Sponsors ($30,000), with packages between suited to meet your company’s needs.

Advertising dollars will be spent supporting organizations like Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Harmon Field Community Park, Thermal Belt Rotary, Kiwanis, a variety of local youth organizations, trail systems, Pacolet Area Conservancy and Polk County Community Foundation Scholarships, just to name a few.

Volunteer Now

Block House Steeplechase is a great opportunity to volunteer at an historic equestrian event. There are a range of volunteer positions from parking setup to hospitality & only require a few hours of work. This is a great way to get involved & be a part of the race day action!

Contact us at the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club office at (828) 863-0480, office@trhc1925.org or stop by the office at 6985 S. NC Hwy. 9, Columbus NC, 28722 from M-F 9am-5pm. Click Here for directions to TR&HC office.

Western North Carolina is Equestrian Country

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."

--Dale Carnegie
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