February 2016 Newsletter


February E-newsletter Sponsor - The Farm House

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Michael Lyons Performance Clinic

Michael Lyons Performance Clinic
March 26-27, 2016
Race2Ring • Conover, NC Read more.


EQUUS Film Festival
WINNIE Winners Tour
February 15-20

Camden, SC, has been selected as the first host location for the EQUUS Film Festival WINNIE Winners Tour this year. Read more.


The Carolinas Equestrian
February/March issue is on stands now!

We are now working on our April/May 2016 issue with all ad materials due no later than March 20!

Contact Shannon at tweshannon@yahoo.com or 704.779.6502 for the 2016 Media Kit and Editorial Calendar.


Congratulations to all of the NC and SC trainers chosen to participate in the Retired Racehorse Project's 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover including our Equestrian Community Partners -

Lisa Gerdon-Dilworth and "Andy" of 3D Horsemanship



Charlotte Cannon and "Parker" of Fox Point Farm


In Their Boots - Hannah Grace Harmon

"In Their Boots" is a series of articles where riders under 18 years of age will write their stories - we will cover all riding disciplines, all areas of NC and SC and introduce our readers to some fantastic young equestrians. Read about Hannah Grace Harmon & Little Grey!  Read more.

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February Top Tip

Each month we will feature health and safety tips from Veterinarians around the region! Our February Top Tip comes from Robbie J. Whaley, DVM, with Piedmont Equine Mobile Veterinary ServicesRead more.


Barn Buzz:
Kibler Shamrock Farms

Kibler Shamrock Farms is located at 3614 Rocky River Road South, Monroe, NC. Read more.


From Dressage-News.com -

Helmets only will be the rule for ALL United States Equestrian Federation events, including for senior riders in Grand Prix and small tour events, effective April 1 this year, though senior riders in International Equestrian Federation (FEI) CDIs will still be allowed to wear top hats. Read More. Photo Credit: Kristen Bowers


Check out the new blog posts on our website!


Parker - A Thoroughbred Makeover!

By Charlotte Cannon
Fox Point Farm 

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Soft Vs. Light

By Zoe Sandall
Sugaree Ranch of Horsemanship 


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Weather - what's on everyone's mind!

By Leslie Cline
Manestreet Horse & Pet
On location in Wellington, FL!


Snow Angel - February 2016

By Trish Dingle
White Haven Arabians

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What OTTB means to me!

By Maranda Schill
Schill Equestrian Club


Granola bars for the Win!

By Cawood Habenicht
Furman University Equestrian Team

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Jumping into 2016!

By Finley Habenicht
Grand Times Eventing


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!