November 2015 Newsletter


November E-newsletter Sponsor - Pony Glam!

 Sign up now for our e-newsletter to be registered to win five jars of Pony Glam's Hoof Hi-Lites - the glamorous alternative to traditional hoof dressing.  Hoof Hi-lites moisturizes and conditions the hooves, while adding the perfect amount of glam.  It comes in 5 fun colors: sassy silver, gimme gold, puck-up pink, posh purple and bella blue. Hoof Hi-Lites absorbs into the hoof and wears off naturally - it does not stain or need to be removed! Farrier approved and loved. Read More.


SCHJA 2015 Palmetto Derby & Medals Finals Horse Show

December 4-6, 2015
SC Equine Park ~ Camden, SC Read more.

Katie Fritz pic-w500-h500

Big Equitation Finals - Go Carolinas Equestrians!

Check out our NC and SC riders that qualified for the "Big Eq Finals" in 2015! Read 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.


National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Famer Jerry Fishback

Jerry Fishback will be attending the 46th running of the Colonial Cup on November 22, which is the 30th Anniversary of his win with “Flatterer”. Read more.


Race 2 Ring

Available for adoption
Megyn's Mom – "Grace"

2007 15.2hh Thoroughbred Mare


Furman Equestrian Team

Cawood Habenicht is a freshman on the Equestrian Team at Furman University, in Greenville.  Join her on her journey through freshman year competing in the IHSA! Read more.


Barn Buzz:
Sims Hill Farm

The farm is owned by the Johnson family and is built on almost 21 beautiful acres in Waxhaw, the farm is located just south of downtown Waxhaw. Read more.


Sugaree Ranch Youth Horsemanship Clinic

On Monday, December 21 (previously Nov. 28) The Carolinas Equestrian is proud to partner with Sugaree Ranch in Waxhaw, NC, for a Youth Horsemanship Clinic - all disciplines welcome!  Read more. Photo by Equestrian Images


Piedmont Trailblazers and ACTHA Trail Ride

The Piedmont Trailblazers Halloween Ride was recently hosted by Karen Massey and Rockin’ Double J Farm at 1300 Macedonia Church Road in Monroe, NC.  Read more.


Yummy Gifts for the Holidays!

Looking for a fun holiday treat to send the equestrian in your life? Check out this basket from Reid's.  Goodies include Reid's 5 O'clock Crunch, chocolate covered pecans, salami, cheese and crackers, cheese straws, chocolate chip cookies, lemon cookies, lemon drop candies and toffee - shop and ship your holiday gifts at Read More.


Cat of the Month!

ZAXBY is a gorgeous snow white cat!  Only 1-2 years old, extremely soft and affectionate, Zaxby will put his arms around your neck and give you a hug. He gets along great with other cats and just LOVES people, he will follow you around and beg to be loved!  Contact Terry at 864.483.2444. Read More.


Check out the new blog posts on our website!

Pardon Me Boys learning the ropes of jumping at horse shows.

Looking Ahead:
Big Dreams and Realism

 By Madison Brown, Maritime Equestrian


There is Always Tomorrow ...

By Zoe Sandall, Sugaree Ranch

Nov 2-w500-h500

Enjoying the environment and the competition!

 By Maranda Schill, Schill Equestrian Club

Soggy, but Successful!

 By Danica Meyerhoff, Meyerhoff Show Horses


Miniature Horse Love

By Jennifer Sides, The Sides Family


Equestrian Community
Partner Spotlight!

In 1946, Griffin Motor Company was founded by Bruce H. Griffin, Sr..  Initially operating as a used car dealership in Monroe, the company’s main purposes were to offer every customer an automobile that was affordable and to ensure the customer’s continued satisfaction after the sale.  With the support of its employees and customers, Griffin Motor Company plans to be a key proponent of Union County for many years to come.  Read More.


Upcoming Events!

November 21 – South Charlotte Equine Circuit Horse Show at Brandywine Stables.

November 21 – 22 PSJ Harvest Classic at Highfields Event Center, Aiken, SC.
Visit for details.

November 21  Triton Stables C Horse Show in Raleigh, NC.
Contact Shep Welles for details at 919.622.3487.

November 22  Sharon Oaks Stables C Horse Show in Hillsborough, NC.
Contact Kathy Orr for details at 919.414.5123.

November 28 The Camden Hunt hosts a Liza Towell Boyd and Jack Towell Hunter/Jumper Clinic at Finally Farm in Camden, SC.  $125 per horse & rider for 1 session, $225 for 2 days. Negative coggins and up to date immunizations are required.  Contact for details.

December 2 – Under the Stars Jumper Nights at Stable View Farm at 117 Stable Drive, Aiken, SC. Contact 484.856.3173 or for details.

December 3 – 6 Triangle Sandhills Holiday Classic A Horse Show in Raeford, NC.
Contact Joan Petty for details at 919.556.7321 or

December 5 - 6 Holiday on Horse Dressage Show at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC.
Visit for details.

December 4 – 6 SCHJA Palmetto Medal & Derby Finals Horse Show at the SC Equine Park in Camden, SC. Contact for details.

December 5 – Southeast Hunter Trials at Stable View Farm at 117 Stable Drive, Aiken, SC.
Contact 484.856.3173 or for details.

December 12  Trademark Stables C Horse Show in Apex, NC.
Contact Jennifer Bryant for details at 919.349.1533.

December 12 - 13 PSJ Stepping Stone 1 Horse Show at Highfields Event Center.
Visit for details.

December 21 The Carolinas Equestrian is sponsoring a Horsemanship Clinic at Sugaree Ranch in Waxhaw, NC. The clinic is for riders 10-18 years old. The cost is $50 per rider and the clinic runs from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm with lunch provided. Visit


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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!