Vince and Rita Shimkus, of Tryon Estates, received high honors from the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, by joining its Second Wind Hall of Fame.

The Shimkus were among the first to serve as volunteers for horse shows at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.

The award read in part, “In recognition of a useful and productive life, continuing beyond retirement, while others paused to rest. These dedicated persons caught a ‘second wind’ and began a new career of service to the community and to mankind.”

Vince and Rita Shimkus named to the Second Wind Hall Of Fame | The Tryon Daily Bulletin

Vince and Rita Shimkus have been named to the Second Wind Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club. Drew Brannon, president of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club made the presentation.