May 2016 Newsletter


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93rd Annual Blowing Rock
Charity Horse Show

Saddlebred Division
June 9-June 12

The show is held at The L. M. Tate Horse Show Grounds, at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve located in the mountain splendor NC High Country one mile from historic Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Ticket cost at the gate for spectators is only $10 per day! Children 12 and under get in free!  Come enjoy the flash of the Saddlebreds.  PC: John Fann

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EquiAppraisal - 5% discount offer!

Allison Gay, owner of EquiAppraisal is offering a 5% discount solely for The Carolinas Equestrian readers through June 30 - just contact Allison and make sure to mention the magazine! EquiAppraisal, LLC, provides professional appraisals that comply with nationally recognized Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) regulations. Read more.


CNN Hero - Harry Swimmer and Mitey Riders of Weddington, NC!

Mitey Riders, a Charlotte area non-profit which offers free therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted activities to special needs children, is honored to announce that President and Founder Harry Swimmer, has just been named a CNN Hero for 2016. CNN selects 25 heroes from thousands of nominations, honoring individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a difference in their communities. 

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Carolinas Rolex Riders!

Here is a round up of a few riders that are based in the Carolinas year round and some that winter in our beautiful region! Read more.  Pictured here are Bobby Meyerhoff and Dunlavin's Token PCS: Kristen Bowers


Cedarhill Farm IEA Team Fundraiser - Danny and Ron's Rescue

As part of IEA team responsibilities Cedarhill encourages service projects around our community.  The middle school team is working with Danny and Ron's Rescue.  Read more.


Check out this great Equestrian Property in Aiken, SC! Contact Suzy Haslup for more details!


Top Tip

May's Top Tip comes from Kristi Shupe, DVM, with Rocky River Large Animal Veterinary Clinic - Keep the water flowing ... Read more.


The Carolinas Equestrian Summer Issue & News!

Advertising in The Carolinas Equestrian:  We are working on our Summer issue (June - August) with ad materials due by May 20.

The Carolinas Equestrian continues to grow and exceed our expectations!  If you're interested in joining an exciting, equestrian focused organization, we're looking for outside sales team members.

Please send inquiries to



Cats of the Month - Anklet and Pandora - These sweet sisters have waited much too long for a loving home!  These two girls are so cute and only around two years old. FURR adopts in the Charlotte and surrounding area only to approved homes!  Read More.


Check out the new blog posts on our website!

Read what's happening with Charlotte Cannon, Leslie Cline, Trisha Dingle, Cawood Habenicht, Finley Habenicht, Danica and Bobby Meyerhoff, and Maranda Schill! 


Joe Wolter at Sugaree Ranch

By Zoe Sandall Kupec
Sugaree Ranch


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!