October 2015 Newsletter


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The Carolinas Equestrian Winter Issue advertising deadline is October 15. This issue covers November, December and January!  Contact Shannon at tweshannon@yahoo.com or 704.779.6502 for the 2016 Media Kit and Editorial Calendar.


Jump for the Children

From November 3 - 8, 2015, the ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show will take place at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC.

$50,000 Duke Children's Grand Prix

$10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Sponsored by Dr. Betsee Parker & Huntland

$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake
Sponsored by Dover Saddlery



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.

Letter from Thorlos Inventor - Jim Throneburg - Why Breast Cancer is important to Thorlos

Think Pink – click here to learn more!


Liza Towell Boyd/Jack Towell to Host Hunter/Jumper Clinic

November 27 & 28, 2015

2013, 2014 & 2015 USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion Rider Liza Towell Boyd and The Camden Hunt Team Up To Host Hunter/Jumper Clinic at Finally Farm.  The Carolinas Equestrian is pleased to be the official media partner for this event.  Read more.

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Stephen Day Presented with 2015 Galbreath Award

Stephen L. Day, President and CEO of Dover Saddlery, has been honored with the 2015 John W. Galbreath Award for outstanding entrepreneurship in the equine industry. Read more.


Barn Buzz: Across Town Farm at Robindale Farm

Across Town Farm at Robindale Farm is located at 7414 Broomes Old Mill Road. The solid wood fencing is hard to miss as you cruise towards the gated entrance! Read more.


Progressive Show Jumping Stepping Stones Horse Show Series

This series is designed to be a transition from  from grass roots horse shows to the USEF  National & Premier rated shows.  The format allows for entry level pricing while affording the exhibitor a premier level experience at Highfields Event Center. What a great way to introduce your clientele to the next level in competition!  A Regional I (or USEF "B" show) competition allows us to offer all the national medals and national derbies.  Additionally, we can offer stand alone hunter classics gaining you twice the points as a single round classic. Read More.

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Fast Women
Take to the Track!

When we last visited Minimambo, Mini, she was spending the summer in Camden - turned out and growing up. Next up the speedy tracks of Florida - see how she ran! Read more.

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Sugaree Ranch Youth Horsemanship Clinic

On Saturday, November 28, The Carolinas Equestrian is proud to partner with Sugaree Ranch in Waxhaw, NC, for a Horsemanship Clinic. Register now!  Read more. Photo by Equestrian Images


The Carolinas Equestrian is proud to be the media sponsor for the
2015 Palmetto Medal & Derby Finals Horse Show on December 4 - 6!

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Meet the Egyptian Arabian

Ask your average Arabian owner and they’ll tell you stories of never-ending loyalty, a “do-anything” attitude, and above average intelligence and sensitivity.  Once someone has been enchanted by the Arabian horse, they rarely want to ride another breed! Read more.


Do you have a business, product or service that supports the area's equine industry?
If so, contact us for your complimentary listing in our online directory.


Check out the new blog posts on our website!

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Hattaway Farms Fillies!

By Jordan Hattaway

The L Word

By Madison Brown

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The Most Spooky Pony Wins!

By Chloe of Pony Glam


Equestrian Community
Partner Spotlight!

Your horse is a valuable asset and a considerable financial investment.  For over 30 years, EMO has been protecting that investment with equine insurance.  EMO has earned a reputation for providing horse owners with the highest quality of coverage, best customer service and quick claim settlement.  Horse owners, trainers and farm managers nationwide trust their insurance needs to EMO.


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 tweshannon@yahoo.com to pass along any ideas, big or small, that you think would be fun and interesting to feature in The Carolinas Equestrian! Photo of George Morris aboard Coti Hausman's "Q"!


Upcoming Events!

October 13 – November 1 Aiken Polo Club USPA Hall of Fame Challenge 4 Goal at Historic Whitney Field at 240-399 Mead Avenue, Aiken, South Carolina. For details, contact 803.643.3611.

October 15 - 25 NC State Fair Breed Horse Shows at the Hunt Horse Complex.
For details, contact 919.839.4701.

October 23 - November 8 Aiken Polo Club USPA Cup of Aiken 8 Goal at Historic Whitney Field at 240-399 Mead Avenue, Aiken, South Carolina. For details, contact 803.643.3611.

October 24 Dressage and Combined Training Show at Rivendale Farm at 2543 North Rocky River Road, Lancaster, SC, 29720. For details, contact info@rivendalefarm.net.

October 23 - 25 – BRHJA Classic, Sanctioned by BRHJA, SCHJA, NCHJA, PSJ
Harmon Field, Tryon, NC www.harmonclassics.com

October 30 – November 1 Triangle Farms NCHJA “C” Hunter Jumper Horse Show. Daily show begins at 8:00 am. These shows are hunter horse shows with most of the competitors being from North Carolina. www.trianglefarms.com

October 31 South Charlotte Equine Circuit Horse Show at Brandywine Stables.

November 3 - 8 The ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC. www.jumpforthechildren.org or www.trianglefarms.com

November 7 Dressage and Combined Training at Inn at Rosehill at 6623 Prospect Road, Monroe, NC 28112. Contact Janice Smith at innatrosehill@yahoo.com.

November 7 - 8  Camden Fall Classic - South Carolina Equine Park, Camden, SC.
Contact Janet Black with Foothills Show Services at 828.606.0708 for details.


Interested in advertising with us?  Please contact Shannon Habenicht
at tweshannon@yahoo.com 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!