Rooted in the Carolina foothills, the Night in the Country experience transforms the world-renowned Tryon International Equestrian Center into your next great country tradition.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
10AM TO 4PM
Started in 2005 by former Detroit Tigers Pitcher Milt Wilcox, & his son Brian, Ultimate Air Dogs has soared to the top simply because of a down to earth attitude, grass-roots background, and ability to make every competitor feel welcome! The philosophy of UAD is all about “family”. This is not a discipline sport in that two handlers are allowed on the dock at a time to help Fido stay in a “sit”.
From the smallest jumper to the biggest Ultimate high flyer, all breeds (mix or purebred) any size (Yorkies to Great Danes) are encouraged… as long as they can swim!
Your dog doesn’t have to jump 20ft to get a ribbon! Ultimate Air Dogs created the Divisional Finals, where the top 5 dogs from each division are invited to compete in a Grand Finale! We put the dogs first by providing more open dock time than any other organization. Whenever possible, our dock is open for practice. If dogs are having difficulty learning, our crew of volunteers will often provide free help between activities. Every Ultimate Air Dog is equally special. All mixes and breeds are welcome!
Ultimate Air Dogs has partnered with Purina to round up participants for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, a nationally televised competition whose winners have been guests on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Purina has been a long time sponsor of Ultimate Air Dogs and our mascot, the late “Sparky Anderson-Wilcox”. Many come to our events just to meet our president and main announcer, Milt Wilcox, the former Pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, famous for winning Game 3 of the 1984 World Series. His charismatic emceeing is as entertaining as watching the high flying dogs!
Most of our events entertain spectators numbering into the thousands, such as the National Cherry Festival, The Fred Hall Shows, Dominion Riverrock, and select NASCAR races, just to name a few.
Well, what are you waiting for… come on out and see us!
2022 DATES COMING SOON