September 2015 Newsletter


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When humans fail at being a horse - according to Chloe!

1. Does your human eat grass? No. No, they do not. So when they are hand grazing us, why do they insist they know where the good grass is located? Stop leading me to the clover patch people!  Read more.


Join Us to Kick Breast Cancer

You’ve heard the saying, no hoof, no horse?  Well, the same goes for us, too!  Whether we are riders, trainers, farriers, veterinarians, show or barn management, our feet are critical to our performance.  Breast cancer has affected many families in the equestrian world, and we are pleased to partner with THORLO in their efforts to raise awareness and donations for breast cancer research and education.                                      
THORLO supports a number of breast cancer charities through the passion of its loyal customers. Rather than donating directly to a specific charity, they donate a dollar from the sale of every pair of pink clinically-tested padded Thorlos® socks they sell (six select styles). When you buy a pair of clinically-tested pink padded Thorlos, you can designate the charity you would like your money to go. Thorlos will keep your feet feeling like they are always in the winner’s circle.

Think Pink – click here to learn more!

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Horse Crazy at Rescue Ranch with Elis GV

The terminology “horse crazy” has been tossed around for decades in conversations, in stables nationwide, movies and books, but Rescue Ranch takes it beyond horse crazy. Read more.


13th Annual Arabian and Half Arabian Sport Horse Nationals

From September 15-20, the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex, in Raleigh, NC, will host the 13th Anniversary of the Arabian Horse Association’s Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. Read More.

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Check out our newest online feature - "Meet the Breed" - with our first breed - the Marsh Tacky, next month read about the Egyptian Arabian!

Meet the Marsh Tacky

One of South Carolina’s best kept secrets is the Marsh Tacky, but word is getting around about these sturdy little horses that have no quit in their anatomy. Read more.

Photo provided by Equestrian Images


Hey Carolinas Equestrians -
we want to hear from you!

As we start planning for 2016, we want to hear what you want to read about in our magazine.

Is there a barn, rider or trainer that we should feature?

Do you have a passion for a certain riding discipline that we need to show off to our readers?

Is there a business or organization that our region needs hear about in The Carolinas Equestrian?

Any discipline - western, hunter-jumper, eventing, dressage and more!

Any city or town in North and South Carolina! 

Contact Shannon at to pass along any ideas, big or small, that you think would be fun and interesting to feature in The Carolinas Equestrian!


Seasonal Stabling at
Highfields Event Center!

Plan ahead for the winter months and enjoy all that Aiken has to offer. Highfields offers dry stall rental by the week or the month (and portable stall rental set up on site) with access to riding arenas with jumps and paddocks. USEF and schooling shows on site. Minutes from Downtown, Hitchcock Woods and eventing facilities, and just two hours from Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Want to stay near your horse? RV hooks up available! Contact for details.


Confessions of a Horse Mom!

Tracy Schill shares her humorous take on the horse world! As a Horse Mom I will confess ... I have rummaged through trash at work to retrieve empty plastic creamer containers and jugs to wash and transform into stall toys for our horses. Our BOYZ love their challenging treat toys and they don't cost a penny. Read more.


40th Annual Tryon Riding & Hunt Club
Horse Trials

September 18 & 19 at FENCE in Tryon, NC
Presented by Glassy Mountain Farm

Beginning in 1976, the TR&HC Annual Horse Trials have been a USEA recognized event. This competition features the disciplines of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping ranging from starter to preliminary divisions and runs as a two-day event (TDE). Dressage and cross-country are completed on day one and show jumping is completed the second day. Read more.


Horsemanship &
Cow Working Clinic

From October 30 - November 2, Sugaree Ranch will host Martin Black for a Horsemanship and Cow Working Clinic in Waxhaw, NC. Read more.


Parade of Breeds!

Join other horse owners and lovers for the Parade of Horse Breeds on Saturday, September 26, in Monroe, NC.
Proceeds benefit US Equine Rescue League.
Read more.


Race 2 Ring

Victoria - "Tori"

2000 15.1 HH Trakehner-Quarter Mare

Available for adoption now!


Maritime Equestrian

Trot Poles and Froyo
By Madison Brown, Maritime Equestrian

Our new blogger, Madison Brown, is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC, and is a 20 year old hunter and jumper professional. She currently attends USC and competes on the “C” circuit and  the “A” circuit in Zone 4. Read more.


Equestrian Images -
Equine Photography Workshop

On October 18 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, join Dwain and Daniela Snyder of Equestrian Images,, at an exclusive and comprehensive workshop at the beautiful Rosehill Inn & Stables in Monroe, NC. The workshop is designed to offer participants an in depth learning experience to maximize their equine photography skills and proficiency. All aspects of equine photography will be covered, including proper composition, lighting, equipment, lens selection, equine behavior and biomechanics, special techniques and more, while utilizing Dwain’s 35 years of experience as a photographer and Daniela’s 10 years of experience as a digital artist and equine marketing consultant. All experience levels are welcome! Read More.



Equestrian Community
Partner Spotlight!

Sensible Office Solutions - When horses are your passion but Bookkeeping and Computer problems keep you tied to the office, SOS is here to help.  They specialize in helping business owners and horse enthusiasts alike solve everyday problems and get back to doing what they love.  At SOS, it's their business to help your business!  Read more.


Upcoming Events!

September 15 - 20 Arabian & Half-Arabian Sport Horse Nationals
Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh, NC
Check here for details.

September 18 & 19 40th Annual TR&HC Horse Trials
Visit for details.

September 19 Dressage and Combined Training at Inn at Rosehill, Monroe, NC
Contact Janice Smith at

September 19 Hillcrest Farm CT & HT, Mocksville, NC
Visit for details.

September 19 - 20 Carolina Starz C Show, Camden, SC
Visit for details.

September 19 - 20 Greensboro Derby Classic I & II, Greensboro, NC
Contact Martin Schlaeppi at 336.889.5156.

September 19 - 20 Pinehurst Fall Dressage, Pinehurst, NC
Visit for details.

September 19 - 20 PSJ Mullet Hall Fall Classic, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island, SC Last show to qualify for 2015 PSJ Mini-Medal Finals. Visit for details.

September 25 - 27 NCHJA "C" Outdoors Horse Show
Visit for details.

September 25 - 27 Tar Heel Quarter Horse Fall Classic Show – estimated $90,000 to be awarded in money & prizes. Visit for details.

September 26 Parade of Breeds at Inn at Rosehill, Monroe, NC.
Details here.

September 26 -27 Carriage Club Horse Show
FENCE, Tryon, NC. Visit for details.

September 30 - October 4 NC State Fair Hunter/Jumper Horse Show at the Hunt Horse Complex. Contact 919.839.4701 for details.

October 3 - 4 PSJ Aiken Fall Classic at Highfields Event Center, Aiken, SC.
Visit for details.

October 10 - South Charlotte Equine Circuit Horse Show at Cedarhill Farm.
Visit for details.

October 9 - 11 PSJ Oktoberfest Trainers Medal Horse Show at FENCE
Tryon, NC. Last show to qualify for PSJ Medal Finals. Visit for details.


Interested in advertising with us?  Please contact Shannon Habenicht
at or 704.779.6502.

The Carolinas Equestrian magazine is offered in both print and digital formats.  It is currently distributed via regional feed and tack stores, area businesses and equestrian shows/events in Aiken, Asheville, Blowing Rock, Camden, Charleston, Charlotte, Greensboro, Pinehurst, Raleigh, Southern Pines, Tryon and Waxhaw.  We welcome article and photograph submissions!