Tryon Hounds Offering Scholarship: Trip Hoffman Memorial Riding Scholarship Applications Being Accepted   

Photo © Evelyn Szczepanek / ES Equine Photography

TRYON, NC — The Tryon Hounds is proud to present the Trip Hoffman  Memorial Riding Scholarship for fox hunting enthusiasts in Polk, Henderson, Rutherford,  Spartanburg, and Greenville counties for the 2022-2023 hunt season.  

Fox hunting has been a part of the area’s culture for nearly one hundred years and is enjoyed by equestrian enthusiasts who appreciate the sport and tradition. This scholarship helps ensure the sports place within the community for future generations by assisting with membership dues. 

Trip Hoffman was a Tryon resident and beloved riding member of the Tryon Hounds for decades. He also served on the Tryon Hounds Board of Directors and was the hunt club’s social committee chairman for many years.  

“We are grateful to the Hoffman family for providing the seed money that helped to establish this fund”, said Bonnie Lingerfelt, Joint Master of the Tryon Hounds. “It is a wonderful way to honor  Trip and support his love for the Tryon Hounds and the long-standing tradition of riding to hounds”. 

For an application and eligibility requirements please visit  

Application deadline for 2022/2023 hunting season is September 14, 2022. The winning applicant(s) will be chosen by Tryon Hounds Masters, Huntsman and President of the Board of Directors.  

All donations to the fund are welcome and will be recognized on the Tryon Hounds website.  Donations can be mailed to the Tryon Hounds c/o The Trip Hoffman Memorial Fund, PO Box  112, Tryon NC 28782. For more information contact Susan Haldeman at