December 2015 Newsletter

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December E-newsletter Sponsor - Loft and Livery

Sign up now for our e-newsletter to be entered to win this stunning, handmade, equestrian-themed cutting board from Loft & Livery. Featuring a galloping horse and rider pair, this cutting or cheese board is made of American maple and Santos mahogany, both of which are known for their durability and tight grain pattern. The boards are cut, sanded, and treated right here in the USA. Stunning in person, this board will definitely make a statement at your next cookout or party.  Click here to see more classic equestrian furniture, décor, and accessories from Loft & Livery.

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Waxhaw, NC, Holiday Parade 2015

Enjoy these photos from the festive Waxhaw, NC, Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 13!  Read more.

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Get your The Carolinas Equestrian caps and stickers now,
contact Shannon at tweshannon@yahoo.com for details!

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Ardennes Draft Horse

Meet the breed ...
By Kris Batchelor, Triple Play Farm
Read more.

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Understanding Basic Hoof Balance & Dynamics

2016 Equine Owner Education
Round-Table Series at Race2Ring

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 7:00pm- 8:30pm at Race2Ring 6347 St. Peters Church Rd Conover, NC 28613 $5 donation to Race2Ring, all proceeds will benefit the Snow Angel Campaign.  Read more.

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Sugaree Ranch Youth Horsemanship Clinic

On Monday, December 21,The Carolinas Equestrian is proud to partner with Sugaree Ranch in Waxhaw, NC, for a Youth Horsemanship Clinic - all disciplines welcome!  Read more.

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Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame

 A trip to Aiken, South Carolina is not complete without a stop to see the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum located at 135 Dupree and Whiskey Road inside historic Hopelands Gardens. Read more.

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The Carolinas Equestrian February/March issue deadline is January 15!  Contact Shannon at tweshannon@yahoo.com or 704.779.6502 for the 2016 Media Kit and Editorial Calendar.

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Yummy Gifts for the Holidays!

Here's a fun holiday treat to send the equestrian in your life!  Enjoy this Reid's basket in the shape of North Carolina filled with these goodies - Reid's cheese straws, Reid's chocolate chip cookies, Reid's chocolate covered pecans, Moravian cookies, toffee & peppermint puffs.  Read More.

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FURR
Cat of the Month!

CHESSIE is about 6 months old and one of those rare lynx-point, striped kitties that are so incredibly beautiful! She has gorgeous blue eyes and just loves to be petted and held.  She has been spayed, given all her shots and she has been tested for feline aids/leukemia/heart worm disease (all negative!).  Little Chessie will always be a tiny kitty with a huge heart, she is happy with or without other cats!  See this gorgeous, sweet cat at the FURR rescue facility.  Contact Terry at 864.483.2444. Read More.

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Check out the new blog posts on our website!

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My horses Follow Me Everywhere!

By Maranda Schill, Schill Equestrian Club

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What your equestrian wants for Christmas!

By Madison Brown, Maritime Equestrian 

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Equestrian Community
Partner Spotlight!

Suzy Haslup is a full service realtor specializing in horse properties with her expertise focused in Aiken, SC, region.  Aiken Horse Realty’s innovative marketing approach to selling Aiken, SC, horse properties and ongoing connections with people ready to buy means Suzy can find the right buyer for your property fast with integrity and honesty every time. 

Suzy’s extensive knowledge of representing buyers and sellers as a realtor specializing in Aiken, SC, horse properties and her vast experience as a horsewoman and licensed thoroughbred trainer can help you with your property needs. Leading the field in Aiken, SC, horse properties, Suzy can help you take a huge jump toward your dreams today.  Read More.

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Upcoming Events!

December 19 PSJ Just for Fun Show at Highfields Event Center, Aiken, SC.
Contact Cathy Cram at 803.649.3505 or www.psjshows.com.

December 20 PSJ Highfields Combined Tests at Highfields Event Center, Aiken, SC.
Contact Cathy Cram at 803.649.3505 or www.psjshows.com.

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 www.sugareeranch.com.

December 28 – 31 Raleigh Indoors Holiday Classic A Horse Show in Raleigh, NC.
Contact Joan Petty for details at 919.556.7321 or www.trianglefarms.com.

January 7 - 10 Aiken Challenge Series I AA Horse Show in Aiken, SC.
Contact Cathy Cram at 803.649.3505 or www.psjshows.com.

January 14 - 17 Aiken Challenge Series II AA Horse Show in Aiken, SC.
Contact Cathy Cram at 803.649.3505 or www.psjshows.com.

January 22 – 24 Triangle Farms Winter Indoors C Horse Show in Raleigh, NC.
Contact Joan Petty for details at 919.556.7321 or www.trianglefarms.com.

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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!