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Welcome to the webpage of the Carolinas Equestrian magazine, your guide to the Southern Equestrian Lifestyle.  The Carolinas Equestrian is a quarterly magazine devoted to horses, horse people and the equestrian life in North and South Carolina. Find The Carolinas Equestrian at a tack store or competition near you, or contact us to subscribe. We would love to hear from you!

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Winter 2024

Our Winter 2024 edition features Steeplechasing in the Carolinas, Aiken, the fascinating Equus-Soma Bone Room and much more!

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Disciplines

Polo in the Carolinas

Today, Aiken is the undisputed center of polo in the Carolinas. There are no fewer than six polo clubs recognized by the United States Polo Association (USPA) in the Aiken area, including at least four that hold regular tournaments and matches open to spectators.

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In Practice

In Practice

In Practice: Managing Rider Injuries

By Niki Gay, MS, SCAT, ATC The old adage is you aren’t a “real rider” until you’ve fallen off your horse. It is estimated that around 20 percent of equestrians will experience some type of injury each year: that makes a lot of “real riders!” If you and your horse do part company, it is important to know which injuries

Beautiful Barns

Top Three Considerations When Building Stalls

Your horses spend a lot of time in their stalls. Here are some tips to keep your equine companions comfortable, happy and safe. There are many things to consider when selecting stalls for your horse barn, including animal comfort and safety, functionality and style. Three of the most important factors are stall door styles, the design of the stalls, and what types of waterers and feeders you decide to use.

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Karen Kelley Embraces the Gift of Horses

 Written by: Sally F. Kay – The Carolinas Equestrian Published: 09 March 2019 “I have horses in my blood and gratefully I don’t remember a time in my life without them in it,” begins Karen Kelley of Silver Hill Farm in Waxhaw,

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MEET THE ARDENNES DRAFT HORSE

Written by: Kris Batchelor – Triple Play Farm Published: 11 November 2015   Why this breed? At Triple Play Farm in Davidson, we have a soft spot for draft horses and the more rare, the better. So we were especially excited in

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The Geitner Family Balancing Act

 Written by: The Carolinas Equestrian Published: 15 August 2019 How do Cathy and Daniel Geitner divide the long list of responsibilities associated with operating DFG Stables, one of the largest, most successful hunter/jumper barns in the Southeast along with raising their two

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Meet The Egyptian Arabian

 Written by: Trisha Dingle – Egyptian Rose Sport Horses Published: 23 September 2015 Average Height: 14-15.2 hands Colors: any solid color including bay, black, chestnut, & grey. May also exhibit “rabicano” characteristics (“roaning” appearance, white hairs throughout coat and/or predominantly in flank

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Ten Songs for Horse People

Nas X Country Rap. Don’t get us wrong, we think its catchy, but there are a few other songs that more accurately capture our horse person spirit. Check out our Spotify Playlist “The Carolinas Equestrian” to hear most of these

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